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Innovation Engineering Manager

Pune, India
Information Technology


Job Description

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.
Eaton IT is looking for a creative, curious, enthusiastic and technically-oriented technologist to advance digital capabilities and technologies that will improve productivity, drive growth and efficiency.  We’ve embraced the digital world and our place in it to rethink innovation. We seek a passionate leader to work with power management products and services to lead and support Eaton’s digital transformation.
Innovation Engineering Manager, will be a member of the IT Innovation CoE and will be responsible for experimenting with emerging technologies to understand their potential application to Eaton. This position will formulate compelling value propositions and understand how to drive solutions to commercialization.  This individual will be responsible for leveraging emerging technologies and contemporary methodologies to support a range of product and services application for the enterprise. In addition, this leader will build and mentor the team to develop, demystify and democratize applications related to power management in the digital world as well as developing and managing relationships with Eaton businesses leaders & stakeholders and maintaining a sound business case for the project portfolio.
The technologist will be working with multidisciplinary & geographically diverse teams with primary focus on the following areas –
  1. Experimenting with emerging technologies to understand their potential application at Enterprise level?
  2. Will drive projects that leverage the latest technologies and trends such as NoSQL, big data, open source, DevOps, microservices, mobile, IoT, and cybersecurity and many more technologies
  3. Lead innovation based resources and execute on projects, including innovation events, leading technical workshops, conducting technology consultation’s, and maintaining lab based hardware/software. Implement projects and demonstrations using proofs-of-concept and pilots that show how emerging technologies can potentially provide new business value for Eaton as a whole.
  4. The engineering manager must be comfortable with many forms of digital and emerging technologies and interested in researching the latest trends and advances, including those in artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, Internet of Things, block chain, sensors, location based services, and others.
  5. The ability to contribute technically to a project including occasional programming is required. Additionally, the technologist must possess an ability to clearly articulate emerging and digital technologies and how they may benefit Eaton use cases to diverse groups of employees and customers.
  6. Socializing and advocating promising technologies with stakeholders, leaders, customers and vendors
    The manager must be able to communicate their point of view both verbally and in writing to employees and leaders in a clear and compelling manner in many forums.
  7. This job requires a blend of strategic thinking, business acumen, technical flexibility, curiosity, and technical leadership. The role is expected to elevate, educate and impact Eaton by producing innovative and disruptive approaches for important enterprise use cases.
  8. The successful technologist is one who is energetic and enjoys tinkering with emerging technologies on their own time.
Management and Leadership:
  1. Lead a high performing team to deliver successful emerging technology solutions aligned with Eaton’s strategic focus areas
  2. Stay current on the latest trends in emerging technologies, digital technology usage, and manufacturing technologies
  3. Lead innovation based resources and execute on projects, including innovation events, leading technical workshops, conducting technology consultation’s, and maintaining lab based hardware/software. Implement projects and demonstrations using proofs-of-concept and pilots that show how emerging technologies can potentially provide new business value for Eaton as a whole.
  4. Research and prototype with the latest advances in digital and emerging technologies to determine their applicability to Eaton.
  5. Establishing a lab infrastructure as required
  6. Oversee complex technical projects from concept, through specification development, implementation, test, and production support for new product development efforts
  1. Educate & partner with BRMs, peers, stakeholders, leaders and customers on digital and emerging technologies and their potential.
  2. Work with stakeholders, customers and vendors to produce proof of concepts and demonstrations of emerging technologies applied to specific function or business-relevant use cases.
  1. Build, Run and Support a lab based hardware and software working with partner CoEs
Key Touch Points
  • IT BRMs
  • IT Project Managers and Business Analysts
  • VP IT - Innovation
  • Head of Functions/Business Groups
  • Process SMEs
  • Infrastructure Team
  • Platform Team
  • Vendor/Partner Engagement Managers (3 or more)


•   Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Computer Science or a related field and 10 + years of relevant experience is required
•   Experience researching emerging and digital technologies and identifying relevant use cases.
•   Working knowledge and experience with some of the following emerging technologies – artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, data analytics, data science, , block chain, mixed reality, augmented reality, virtual reality, cloud computing, internet of things, sensors, wearable and mobile computing, location based services, human machine interfaces, digital personal assistants, and robotics.
•   Solid understanding and experience programming in at least one modern programming language (e.g. Python, Java, C#, C++).
  • Working experience of Innovation frameworks as well as implementing Innovation events, workshops, Design contests, hackathons etc
  • Exposure in working with technology partners outside of Eaton
     Ability to analyze business needs and opportunities to identify innovative solutions that further the goals of the different business organizations.
     Must have strong communication and presentation skills and be comfortable when presenting to senior leaders.
•   Demonstrated experience managing multiple and sometimes conflicting or ambiguous priorities, extended work schedules, and short time constraints.
•   Experience installing, configuring and administering operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS or Android.
•   Highly organized and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, keep projects on schedule, and ability to address quickly changing business requirements
•   Proficient in gathering product and business requirements and translating those requirements into actionable development tasks and deliverables.
•   Experience in leading projects with multiple stakeholders in matrix organization and strong project management experience is required.
•   Ability to work independently and with a team and travel 15% is requirement
Other expectations:
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think with a startup/entrepreneurial mindset.
  • An ability to form strong working relationships across functional and product organizations of the business and influence others without having direct authority.
  • Experience leading and facilitating projects and efforts that are cross functional and dynamic.
  • An ability to build and participate in communities of innovation and collaboration across the enterprise.

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: Information Technology

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: Corporate Sector

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: 057245