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Manager Engineering, Life Safety Division

Hadapsar Pune, India


Job Description

The primary responsibility of this role is to design and develop Life Safety products to meet customer specific technical, cost and market related technology requirement
  • Working with global stakeholders, develop and implement strategy for the focus areas of Life Safety around Fire Panels, Emergency Voice Communication Systems, Emergency Lighting and Security
  • Drive alignment and collaboration with Life Safety Engineering Leadership located globally.
  • Provide leadership in executing the strategic and operational plans to achieve measurable outputs in terms of New Product Launches, Cost outs, Sustaining Engineering and Intellectual Property generation.
  • Build Organizational capability – Hire and develop talent; Continuously assess, propose and implement the changes to organization structure to build effective teams
  • Build and leverage synergies between Product, CoE & CRT teams at EIIC and teams across Eaton
  • Leadership experience in managing a diverse engineering team from multiple locations
  • Provides leadership for the team to meet its short and long term goals. Provide leadership to innovate new differentiating products and services
  • Lead strategic initiatives to improve the timelines and quality of deliverables.
  • Lead innovation events to shape ideas from the team
  • Design and development of Products containing Electronics, Firmware, Application Software’s & Enclosure Designs.
  • Following extendable and high quality software strategies and proven technologies
  • Conduct Reviews to requirement analysis and design. Identification of deviations from the requirements analysis, other errors and improvements
  • Synergies and leverage engineering capabilities across groups.
  • Manage department budget and performance to forecast
  • Recruit and retain a team of engineers and support staff to provide both local product development and engineering services to the Global engineering needs.
  • Train, develop & motivate subordinates to achieve their professional goals & review their accomplishments
  • Understand stakeholder requirements and communicate them to other Eaton teams, and act as the liaison for program activities as appropriate.
  • Develop and control the schedule and direct the work in order to effectively manage time.
  • Monitor progress & achievements on projects. Provide regular reports on development & support activities.
  • Manage and develop people: identify, attract and develop key engineering talent for the organization.
  • Leverage DFX concepts such as DFSS, DFR, DFM, DFS, DFE to drive NPI efficacy.
  • Teach, Mentor and Coach  DfX Green belt certifications for EIEC engineering community
  • Drive Functional excellence through Continuous improvement using CI methodology


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical / Electronics / Computer Engineering.
15+ years’ experience in Design of Embedded Systems and Components
  • Minimum 12 years relevant experience with 5+ years in leadership & people management. 
  • Sound knowledge & demonstrated experience of full Embedded System Product development life cycle on multiple projects including requirements, design, development, verification & validation, qualification & certification
  • Good knowledge of the structure and functionality of embedded microcontrollers.
  • Knowledge in automation technology, serial communication protocols and embedded controllers and operating systems beneficial
  • Experience with quality and reliability topics like MISRA or code metrics
  • Proven skills in hiring and developing technical talent around the Embedded system development life cycle.
  • Sound Knowledge and experience with process frameworks like SPICE or CMMi  including requirements management, defect tracking, build management, change management, and configuration management tools
  • Experience collaborating with local / global suppliers for Hardware/Software procurement, building test lab setups etc.
  • Excellent communications skills. A high degree of aptitude, creativity is required
  • Experience in leading and managing engineering teams delivering products & solutions in the Life Safety and Security domain
  • Quality systems and engineering management
  • Embedded OS knowledge is an advantage
  • DFSS Trained and Certified
  • PMP Certified
  • Knowledge of Asp.NET, C# or Webserver Interface is an added advantage

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Engineering

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: INNOV Innovation Center

Job Level: Manager
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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 050434