Eaton Corporation Lead Embedded Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Overview

We are looking for a talented and creative problem solver. You will be working in a dynamic and fast paced team environment, using your embedded software engineering skills to deliver new products. You will be involved in the complete development life cycle, seeing your design evolve from a 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. This leader will play a critical role in ensuring Eaton delivers a high quality product, using world class development processes, and rigorous validation testing in one of Eaton’s fastest growing business segments.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Lead Embedded Engineer is responsible for the conceptualization, engineering and software specification of new product platform solutions that meet the stated market requirements for performance, cost, and functionality for Lighting Control products

  • Develop Engineering and Software Specification for Lighting Control Products.

  • Actively coordinate the embedded design with the electrical, power and enterprise software architecture throughout the product development cycle.

  • Actively coordinate the user experience vision and the embedded design throughout the product development cycle.

  • Ensure new products meet our customer’s needs:

  • Understand the customer needs by working with product management

  • Ensure the product specifications are complete, accurate and achievable

  • Design solutions that fulfill these needs and meet regulatory requirements

  • Validate the design through design reviews, product testing and detailed analysis

  • Incorporate support for the manufacturing, commissioning and ongoing maintenance of the product / system

  • Protect intellectual property through patent disclosures

  • Active communication with the cross functional team to ensure schedule, cost and performance alignment

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


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 5 years of embedded product design experience

  • Minimum 5 years of embedded firmware development using C/C++

  • 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 work location will be considered

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in serial communication protocols (I2C, SPI, UART)

  • Experience with Linux RTOS and its applicability in embedded systems environment

  • Understanding concepts of Ethernet networking (prior practical experience is a plus)

  • IP stack usage for Ethernet and WiFi and IP Application protocols (MQTT, sACN)

  • Experience with wireless technologies like ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

  • Experience with Cortex Processors and ARM microcontrollers.

  • Experience in C Language programming for embedded solutions

Position Criteria

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency in Linux OS for embedded applications

  • Skilled in writing specifications and end-user documentation

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

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