Director Data Systems

Job Description

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


Join Eaton and help us provide energy-efficient solutions that have a real impact on the environment. We make what matters work.  Do you want to work for a global player, where we care about ethics, inclusion and diversity and our people?

Our Centre for Intelligent Power
(CIP) located at Eaton’s global headquarters in Dublin has an opening for

Director Data Systems

Location: Dublin, Ireland


CIP has grown in Dublin to over 42 people with the total Eaton team located here reaching ca 70. The team will continue to grow in 2020 and beyond, extending its local and global footprint.

It is the strategic intention to further develop CIP’s global footprint of highly talented and skilled people with the majority of researchers operating from and based in Dublin, Ireland. The Director of the CIP is now seeking to augment his growing team with an outstanding Director to oversee the delivery of technology output across three key projects: Power Genome, Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence.

The primary purpose of this Director appointment is to focus on delivery and execution. We are seeking a mature executive who intimately understands what’s involved in terms of software product pipelining and road-mapping and can interpret and align the team’s activity to business requirements and ensure that product is delivered within the right Frameworks to deadline. Ultimately, we are seeking high technical acumen combined with excellent commercial skills and people leadership.



Essential functions:

  • Deep knowledge of leading multiple teams, building products using agile methods

  • Strong delivery focus, concentrated on meeting commitments and delighting customers

  • Through people leadership instil a laser sharp execution and delivery focus

  • Excellent people leadership and development skills

  • Ability to succeed in a fast paced, high speed environment

  • Apply strategic thinking to maximise value delivery to customers

  • Ability to ensure execution is not distracted by exploratory investigations

  • Enhance and augment the global reputation of the team’s output and value add

  • Comfortable with conflict resolution and solving any issues that may come up on the team

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to influence and persuade

  • Adept at working with a distributed team and know how to effectively build a cohesive team identity

  • Comfortable with high level of corporate exposure to the team’s success

  • An understanding of scalability, cost and performance trade-offs for applied applications

  • Global mind-set – experience working in large, global organisations



  • Overall responsibility for the delivery of multiple product development and support teams

  • Maximise business value being delivered to the business by empowering teams to operate at peak performance, and holding them to account for their responsibilities

  • Help individuals develop, through effective coaching, 1-1’s, mentoring, and career planning

  • Carry out skip level meetings to develop deep knowledge of operations and help support the development of team members

  • Address underperformance appropriately, and with suitable urgency

  • Future planning, including active involvement in hiring and growing our engineering team to ensure foundations are laid for teams to execute successfully

  • Remove blockers to success, troubleshooting and mediating to find solutions where required

  • Develop strong understanding of technology strategy and customer needs, and ensure this is shared with the team on an ongoing basis

  • Contribute to technology strategy to maximise value for the business and our customers

  • Promote excellent communication practices within the team

  • Manage internal and external stakeholder needs and expectations

  • Owner of change initiatives within engineering, ensuring they are introduced effectively and established sustainably


  • 10 years + related engineering delivery experience in data science and controls systems and solutions design, applied research, new product development, program management and innovation processes.
  • 7 years’ experience leading engineering / delivery teams.

  • Proven track record of optimising team capability and talent through effective recruiting, training, coaching, development and optimization of organisational structure.

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Electrical / Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Statistics.

  • Experience in automotive, aerospace, O&G, grid infrastructure, mining, data centres segments of advantage

  • Direct experience leading industrial product engineering and technology teams of advantage

  • Demonstrated excellence in applications of machine learning with experience with both physics-based and numerical modelling and simulation techniques of advantage

  • Proficiency in software-enabled and embedded controls development issues, especially in the context of model-based and hardware-in-loop control algorithm and software development processes of advantage

  • Proficiency in IoT architectures including cloud/edge computing, storage, processing and analytical techniques of advantage



  • Selected projects will be resourced, managed and released on time

  • Release processes optimised

  • Complete control of technology delivery process such that releases are structured in the appropriate Frameworks

  • Plan in place to further grow and develop the team

  • Contribute to enhanced awareness of CIP’s reputation and credibility



  • Consistently act in an ethical, open, honest, trustworthy and truthful manner.

  • Have demonstrated leadership effectiveness in a global setting.

  • Have a collaborative orientation with the ability to succeed in a highly team oriented environment.

  • Are self-motivated and goal oriented

  • Demonstrate strategic thinking, a growth mindset, drive for results, and have managerial courage.


About Eaton:

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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. At Eaton, we see things differently.

We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you.

Across Eaton we value the following attributes in our people and the successful incumbent will be expected to demonstrate these in their approach to their day to day work:

  • Transparency - We say what we think. We make it ok to disagree.

  • Accountability - We seek responsibility and take ownership. We do what we say.

  • Passionate - We care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.

  • Learner - We are curious, adaptable and willing to teach what we know.

  • Efficient - We value speed and simplicity.

  • Ethical - We play by the rules and act with integrity. We are proud of our actions.

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Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening. – if applicable

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: CTO Corporate Technology Office

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time