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Senior Software Engineer

Louisville, Tennessee


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Division is currently seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Louisville TN office.

The Senior Software Engineer will identify and evaluate emerging markets and technologies globally and will contribute in the research, design, and development of innovative new electrical products and software solutions.

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 day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:
  • Design, simulate, develop and test hardware and software for electrical and IoT solutions

  • Develop proof of concepts and scalable solutions for real-world products; work with engineering teams and other product line personnel to facilitate timely new product launches

  • Use research techniques to analyze and validate design or theory concepts and to solve specific design problems

  • Author high-quality, high-performance, unit-tested code; work with test team to ensure adequate and appropriate automated test coverage; investigate and fix bugs

  • Cross reference competitive products and stay abreast of competitive offerings and new market trends

  • Ensure compliance with federal and/or state laws, regulations, policies, standards and guidelines, etc.

  • Provide feedback or assist in the development of product marketing literature, technical documents, or training tools for sales and support personnel, specifying engineers, installers, customers, and end users; participate in formal/informal training sessions

  • Make recommendations regarding new or enhanced product or service offerings based on evaluations of new technologies and innovations aligning with Eaton’s strategic plans

  • Manage electrical and software development projects, insuring projects are completed on time, within budget and with high quality

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

  • Utilize internal project execution processes including Gate Reviews, Design Reviews, and Technical Reviews

  • Provide timely and accurate data to all project stakeholders; communicate across Eaton business units globally

  • Provide technical support to internal and external customers within area of responsibility including limited field work

  • Complete all work according to standard engineering principles and practices

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’s Degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering, or related field

  • 3+ years of industry experience, including experience in software and connected products or IoT space

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of the work location will be considered

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with JavaScript. Node.js, C++, HTML, application development, object-oriented analysis and design, rapid prototyping, and algorithm development

  • Knowledge of IoT systems and architecture
  • Knowledge of cloud development platforms such as Azure

  • Thorough understanding of relational and non-relational database systems

  • Excellent understanding of project/program management principles, including hands on experience with Agile development methodologies

  • Experience with development and maintenance of engineering documentation

  • Proficient in gathering product and business requirements and translating those requirements into actionable development tasks and deliverables

Position Criteria:
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with internal and external customers on a global basis, including working across multiple engineering locations

  • Strong work ethic, high level of flexibility, and a desire to activity contribute to the organization’s success

  • Excellent presentation, communication, and public speaking skills, including the ability to effectively explain technical concepts and to communicate across organizational lines

  • Results oriented, strong responsibility sense, and professional attitude

  • Strong problem solving and reasoning ability
  • Highly organized and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, keep projects on schedule, and ability to address quickly changing business requirements

  • Ability to work independently, to handle ambiguous situations, and to make sound, strategic decisions


We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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 Electrical Products Group

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 066847