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Lead Engineer - MST - Optical Sening

Hadapsar Pune, India


Job Description

Eaton’s Corporate Research and Technology (CRT) located in Pune is a member of Eaton India Innovation Center, it has an opening for a Lead Engineer – sensors and sensing with Machine Systems Technologies Department.
The position demands in-depth understanding of optical technologies for sensors and sensing solutions development  with broad understanding of other technology domains such as machine learning , internet of things (IOT) , data mining and algorithms.
The person will be responsible for developing sensor and sensing solutions for Industrial power management needs with principal goal of identifying, developing, and justifying commercialization of significant growth opportunities for diverse Eaton businesses. He/she is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the external technical community and academia, and leveraging these partnerships for significant advancements in research in the area of power conversion as relevant for Eaton.
The lead engineer should stimulate the search for creative technology advances in the areas of sensors and sensing which will enable building the intelligent power solutions. He/She will be responsible for making compelling technology proposals, inserting these into product roadmaps to create a distinct advantage for Eaton’s products over competition. He/she will be responsible for meeting the schedule, scope, cost and technical targets for all research and development efforts under his/her control, as well as  developing and managing relationships with Eaton business leaders and stakeholders

Working with multidisciplinary and geographically diverse teams, the individual will


  • Champion global technology realization programs utilizing our internal Agile project execution processes, including Gate Reviews, Design Reviews, and Technical Reviews.
  • Champions an technology idea from concept to implementation stage, managing deliverables executed by multi-disciplinary teams and serves as an expert resource for other engineers.
  • Leads program with focus on building intelligence on the machine systems and develop potential solution architectures
  • Partner with other departments to shape up an idea and/or execute the same flawlessly
  • Manage customer relationships, maintaining customer satisfaction and manage the scope appropriately. Monitor and report overall performance of portfolio projects.  
  • Identify, evaluate and transfer leading technologies that pertain to existing, as well as, potentially new product lines.
  • Develops constructive solutions aligning to business needs and technology strategy.
  • Has in depth knowledge of Business Division goals and strategies.
  • Identifies opportunities or connections that enhance business performance.
  • Ability to influence and drive people / activities on complex technical issues
  • Actively participates in CoP/ERG forums – forms a network and promotes technology as a thought leader.


Required: Master’s Degree in   Electronics / Optical Sensing / MEMS
Desired: Ph. D.  Electronics / Optical Sensing / MEMS
    • 5+ years  of engineering/technology development experience in relevant domain for the sensors / sensing solutions development
    • Demonstrated expertize on machine system level sensing as well as inferential monitoring of critical health parameters to aid in overall condition based monitoring of physical assets.
    • Excellent understanding of computational techniques and tools for analysis of complex mechanical systems.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading technology development activities.  Experience interfacing with global teams and working in matrix organization.
    • Experience in automotive, aerospace, Hydraulics, on and off-highway machines 
    • Direct experience leading industrial product engineering and technology solutions.
    • Proven track record of delivering technology concepts through to commercialization is desired.
    • Demonstrated track record working from customer requirements through systems architecture concepts through to a multi-generation product plan.   Ideally the candidate will have experience executing the entire cycle.
    • Awareness of DFSS tools like FMEA.FMECA, Monte Carlo Analysis etc.
    • Possess strong business acumen and the ability to understand and formulate compelling value propositions.
    • Demonstrated track record working from customer requirements through systems architecture concepts through to a multi-generation product plan.   Ideally the candidate will have experience executing the entire cycle.
    • Proven track record for IP generation and publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals is desired.
    • Experience in writing proposals is also desired; demonstrated success as evidenced by being selected for funding and successful execution of government sponsored projects is preferred.
    • Demonstrated excellence applications of machine learning with experience with both physics-based and numerical modeling and simulation techniques. 
strong business acumen

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: Asia Pacific
Organization: INNOV Innovation Center

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: 056429