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Co-op, Software Engineering

Mississauga, Canada


Job Description

Eaton is seeking a Software Engineering Co-op to join our engineering department located in Mississauga, Ontario. This will be a 15-month co-op.

This is a hands-on testing and development role that will directly contribute to the testing and development of our next generation of enterprise software lighting control products using various web technologies not limited to Java, Spring, JavaScript, HTML 5,CSS, and Micro Services.

We are looking for a talented and creative problem solver. You will be working in a dynamic and fast paced team environment, using your developer skills to deliver new products. You will be involved in the complete development life cycle, seeing your design evolve from technical specification into a finished product. Detailed technical collaboration with the full cross-functional development team will require strong ongoing communication. Maintaining our market leading position will challenge your creativity and design skills.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with analysts and designers in the development and initiation of new software programs and applications.

  • Learn to write, translate, and code software programs, tests, test programs and applications according to specifications.

  • Work with experienced developers to research and identify 3rd party architectures, products, tools and frameworks that can be leveraged to create solutions that best meet technical and functional requirements.

  • Analyze risk and report problems in meeting technical and functional requirements.

  • Work with senior developers to analyze alternatives, develop proofs-of-concepts, and document results (including engineering notes, issues and lessons learned).

  • Test the performance and scalability of solutions.

  • Use industry standards and best practices to create and validate software that best support customer requirements.

  • Participate in the review of software designs, implementations and documentation.

  • Ensure that security and quality assurance best practices are followed throughout the entire software development life cycle.

  • Participate in the deployment of solutions to integration and test environments.

  • Run and monitor performance tests on new and existing software for the purposes of correcting mistakes, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging.

  • Develop an awareness of programming and design alternatives.

  • Liaise with company’s software and hardware team for prompt rectification of any problems or emergencies.

  • Liaise with network administrators, systems analysts, programmers, and other software engineers to resolve any defects in products or company systems.

  • Take an active role in cross-departmental projects when needed.

  • Interact regularly with managers, clients to field queries and questions.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled full-time pursuing a University Degree in Engineering.

  • All applicants must possess a GPA of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale at the time of application (exceptions will be considered with substantial justification).

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 80 kilometers of Mississauga, ON, Canada facility will be considered.

Position Criteria:
  • Must have a personal commitment to working with diverse clientele and colleagues.

  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills and be able to work effectively and build relationships with others.

  • Must have good organization and planning skills and be able to demonstrate effective project coordination, facilitation and implementation based on past work or school experiences.


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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 – Canada
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

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?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 066153