Engineering Manager - Software, Electronics & Controls Center of Excellence

Job Description

Eaton’s Software, Electronics, and Controls Center of Excellence, a part of our Aerospace group, is currently seeking an Engineering Manager to join our team. This position will be based out of either our Fort Worth, TX or Grand Rapids, MI facility. Relocation assistance will be provided for candidates presently located in the United States.

Position Overview:

This position will lead a team of engineers in the Software and Controls COE, to develop airborne software (SW), firmware (FW), and control systems for all Aerospace programs and will direct, develop, and implement strategic and tactical plans for execution of embedded SW/FW and control system and airborne embedded systems development programs and IR&D projects.

The position necessitates that the incumbent has knowledge and capabilities of engineering management, including budgeting and expense tracking, project management, product reliability testing, personnel development, innovation, and inclusion & diversity.

The Manager will lead and direct development of a global team of software and controls engineers directly and indirectly in the U.S., Prague and India. They will be responsible for development of leading edge software, firmware and controls methodologies, architectures, and practices to deliver leading solutions in embedded control systems for our customers. The individual will also be the primary leadership interface with our CoE customers for software, firmware and controls based solutions and to instill confidence to deliver highly complex systems on time, on cost, on quality.

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 and every 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:
  • Maintain global responsibility of the tactical and strategic direction of the global development of embedded software, firmware, and control systems for the Eaton’s Aerospace Group programs, but may also be asked to support other Industrial Sector businesses in the technical field

  • Development of competency, process, tools, and technologies aligned to support Aerospace product and system strategies for embedded systems

  • Responsible for capacity planning, resource management, and project staffing to meet external and internal customer deliverables and expectations, including the use of global and external resources

  • Manages complex projects involving multiple components or systems for completeness and compatibility with organizational objectives and standards

  • Coordinate the activities of multiple customers and multiple suppliers in a complex international environment. Act as the technical interface between Eaton’s external customers and sub-contractors

  • Create plans and documentation in compliance with customer specifications and industry regulations (DO178/DO254, etc.) Lead software/firmware development, design and implementation efforts as per plan

  • Hiring, retention and development of technical talent

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 Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Aerospace Engineering degree from an accredited university

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in embedded full life cycle software or firmware design/ verification activities

  • Minimum of 2 years with model based development

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience directly managing people or leading teams in a technical environment

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

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with MATLAB, Simulink, and/or model based simulation software

  • Experience working with FPGA

  • Experience developing software/firmware per an engineering development process for RTCA/DO-178/DO-254, or Software Engineering Institute CMMI level 3, or equivalent

  • Experience creating, planning, design, verification and analysis documentation per engineering process requirements, DO-178/DO-254.

  • Experience planning, estimating, and tracking software project development phases

  • Experience with hardware In the Loop, Model In the Loop, and/or Software In the Loop

  • Knowledge of Configuration Management processes and tools

  • Demonstrated experience in full life-cycle of software development, verification and certification preferably in aerospace, vehicle, or medical device or similar safety-critical domain

Position Criteria:
  • Effective oral and written communication skills as well as planning and organizational skills. Ability to effectively present results and recommendations to senior-level Aerospace and customer management is important.

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, get results and drive change through others.

  • Experience managing by influence through solid relationships and process focus.

  • Can assess trade-offs between business needs, technology requirements, and cost.

  • Drives skill development and routinely mentor others in technical specialty.

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: AER Aerospace Group

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, 25 % of the Time