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Lead Electronic Engineer-Firmware

Moon Township, Pennsylvania


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Residential Wiring Devices Division is currently seeking a Lead Electronic Engineer-Firmware to join our team. This position is based at our Moon Township, PA facility.

Develop firmware and software solutions for embedded systems and IoT/Connected devices, Help to identify and evaluate emerging markets and technologies globally; lead project teams in the research, design, development and industrialization of new innovative products and services

Identify technical solutions associated to technical issues found in electronic based products and their applications. Assess feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering test/products/equipment.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.


Essential Responsibilities:


·       You will Lead firmware and software developments for embedded systems/micro-controllers

·       You will Support software development for multiple platforms, including Windows, C, C++, OS X, Linux, embedded and web applications with a strong emphasis on the Internet of Things. 

·       Experienced in electronic circuit design, both  analog and digital.

·       You Will Stay abreast of market trends and emerging technologies globally, with a particular emphasis on embedded and connected systems, and evaluate their potential impact on Eaton business

·       You will Research and develop business case(s) in new product development cycle to understand viability of proposed products in the marketplace

·       You will Drive enhancement of existing products and services based on evaluations of existing and new technologies per Eaton’s strategic plans

·       You will Represent Eaton’s interests on councils and committees tasked with developing codes and standards for emerging technologies in which Eaton is investing.

·       You will Perform technical evaluations of third party solutions and assess opportunities to develop partnerships or and new suppliers

·       You will Lead domestic and international project teams assigned to research, design, develop, test and/or launch new innovations; ensure projects are completed on time and within budget

·       You will Lead product certification  activities acting as the Eaton representative- UL/CSA/

·       You will Act as a technical advisor to product line managers and/or manufacturing engineers throughout the ProLaunch process

·       You will Act as an advisor and mentor to other engineering talents  to help development of new talent within Eaton


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience developing embedded firmware
  • Experience with firmware and/or software programming with C or C++
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or Bachelors in Electronic of Electromechanical engineering, Computer Science or Similar
  • 7+ years’ experience in similar roles
  • Knowledge Experience with MS Office, Familiarity with PADS, Altium and CAD tools


Position Success Criteria :


·       Competencies: Thinks and Acts Strategically, Gets Results Through Self and Others, Build Organizational Capability, Demonstrates Eaton’s Leadership Style

·       Ability to travel up to 10%

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG RWDD Residential Wiring Devices Div

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

Requisition ID: 050642