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Software System Engineer

Le Lieu, Switzerland


Job Description

Eaton's Energy Storage Division has an opening for an: 

Software System Engineer

Location: Le Lieu, Switzerland

Our Energy Storage division is developing new offers. Data collection, aggregation and use are very important. As a result, our team is expanding and we are looking for a SW System engineer who will contribute actively to development of new products or customization of existing platforms (communication cards and appliances) available internally or on the market. 

You will carry out the new product development (design, implementation, testing, ...) and will provide support for industrialization and validation of products. 

Essential Functions:

  • Designs and develops solutions for customer’s problems. 
  • Reviews designs and implementations of others. 
  • Implements products matching the specifications. 
  • Executes maintenance and evolution of Eaton Energy Storage offering. 
  • Design and implementation of tailored solution for specific customers. 
  • Contributes to achieving planning objectives. 
  • Contributes to validation plan definition. 
  • Respects Eaton quality process. 



  • Education: Engineer, M.S. or equivalent
  • Experience in embedded development using buildroot or similar tool.
  • Problem solving oriented, passion for innovation and curious about Smart Grid and Storage technology
  • Good knowledge and experience in:
    • Linux, Unix and operating systems in general 
    • Programming languages (C, C++)
  • Following specialties are nice to have:
    • Other languages (shell, Perl, Python, …) 
    • Linux distribution packaging (RPM, DEB, …) 
    • Experience with contributing to OpenSource projects 
    • Experience with fork-merge development (github) 
    • Experience with Continuous Integration
  • Knowledge of HW development boards (eg. Raspberry Pi or equivalent ) appreciated 
  • Ability to work in agile team 
  • Analytical skills for problem solving with focus on simple solutions 
  • Good written & oral communications skills 
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills 
  • Fluent in English 

What Eaton offers:

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team
  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully

About Eaton:

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life and environment through use of power management technologies and services. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. With approximately 95,000 employees worldwide, a presence in 175 countries and sales of $19.7 billion, why don’t you join us to make a difference?

Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: Electrical Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 045159