Eaton Careers

Eaton Leadership Development Program: Software & Controls Engineer

Cleveland, Ohio


Job Description

We make what matters work.
At Eaton, we believe that power, whether it’s electrical, hydraulic or mechanical power -- is a fundamental part of people’s lives. Technology, transportation, energy and infrastructure—these are things the world relies on every day. That’s why  we are dedicated to helping our customers across the world find new ways to manage power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. And we’re committed to improving people’s lives, the communities where we live and work, and the planet our future generations will depend on. Because that’s what really matters–and  we’re here to make sure it works.
While our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services, our culture and what we value can be represented in six essential leadership attributes expected of all Eaton employees.
  • We’re ethical -- we play by the rules and act with integrity.
  • We’re passionate -- we care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.
  • We’re accountable -- we seek responsibility and take ownership. We  do what we say.
  • We’re efficient -- we value speed and simplicity.
  • We’re transparent -- we say what we think. We make it okay to disagree.
  • We learn – we are curious, adaptable, and willing to teach what we know.
You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world issues while developing the skills required to manage at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers.
What sets our Early Talent Programs apart:
  • Each individual’s development experience is customized to help participants reach their potential; no two participants will have the same experience.
  • By keeping our programs small and selective, we are able to make hiring decisions based on each candidate’s unique skill set and high potential.
  • The opportunity to learn from senior leaders is a part of the fabric of every experience.
Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?
About Eaton:
As a  power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion, Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. We have  approximately 95,000 employees across the world, and sell products to customers in more than 175 countries.
Position Overview:
As a newly hired employee in the Early Talent, Software and Controls Engineering – Direct Hire Program, you will receive a comprehensive hiring package including but not limited to competitive base salary, sign-on bonus, relocation assistance and access to all Eaton benefits effective your first day of employment.
Immediate opportunities within Eaton could include roles such as: Software Engineer, Embedded Controls Engineer, and other technical roles focused on driving Eaton’s capabilities in the Internet of Things (IoT) space.  Long term career opportunities in these areas include both technical leadership roles and manager leadership roles.  Director or Vice President positions are also within reach if your personal career aspirations are boundless.   


Basic Qualifications:
  • Currently possess or will have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science, electrical, mechanical, mechatronics, industrial, industrial & systems, aerospace &/or aeronautical, engineering technology, engineering management, operations and/or manufacturing engineering, or a related major from an accredited institution, with a graduation date no later than August 2019
  • Minimum of one internship or co-op experience completed at the time of this application
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (please do not round)
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
General Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 or more prior internships or co-op experiences in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others within campus and/or community
    Software Engineering Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from an accredited institution
  • Firm grasp of algorithms and data structures
  • Active involvement in open source development, hackathons, etc.
  • Object oriented design and programming skills experience
  • Development experience with Java and/or C# and/or Python and/or Scala
  • Development experience with Angular and/or React and/or iOS and/or Android
  • Knowledge of web services and general services design
    Controls Engineering Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Systems or Aerospace Engineering with a control law focus from an accredited institution
  • Basic understanding of control loop principles (PID controllers, feedback control, feedforward control)
  • Controller Area Networks experience (e.g. SAE-J1939, CANOpen, ARINC protocols, Modbus, Ethernet)
  • Communication protocol analysis tools experience (e.g. CANape and CANalyzer)
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink model based controls development
  • Experience with physical system (plant) modeling
  • Virtual and physical sensor application and analysis experience
  • Application and control of electric machines experience
  • Able to identify component symbols
  • Understand basic circuit implementation
Position Criteria:
  • Transportation to and from the worksite and for incidental business travel is the responsibility of the participant; however, expenses for required and approved business travel (not including the worksite) will be reimbursed.
  • This role may include 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: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Entry Level
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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 057650