Eaton Corporation Senior Engineer - Sensor Technology in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Overview

The Sr. Engineer – Sensor Technology will have an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of IoT and Home Automation within the lighting industry. Responsibilities will include identifying, developing and integrating sensor technologies in support of business-level R&D efforts for connected solutions. As such, the successful candidate will supplement and work closely with the Innovation, and other Engineering and Product Development teams to identify, prove-out and sell-through sensor technologies that enable the Multi-generational Product Plans of the business and associated business strategies. This includes the review, analysis, reporting, recommendation, and execution of a plurality of technologies primarily focused on speech/voice-recognition & services, acoustic, audio, rf, and video sensing; as well as supporting associated analytics development.

The Senior Engineer reports directly to the Director, Innovation. The position will regularly interface with personnel in the LED Systems Integration, Controls, Innovation, Electrical Engineering, Product Engineering, Sourcing and Product Management departments; and as needed with other disciplines within Eaton’s Lighting Division, Eaton Corporate’s Research & Technology team, as well as outside vendors.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Identify next generation audio and environmental sensor technologies to drive future business growth and increased value propositions as a means of meeting demanding customer needs in the areas identified above.

  • Take the lead on Proof of Concept prototyping of next generation sensor solutions by working with controls, innovation and electrical engineering team members to scope, define, prototype and demonstrate technical solutions based on novel approaches related to audio interface technology and associated data processing & analytics.

  • Develop methods and processes for quantification of performance to be passed to product development teams for their validation testing

  • Generate intellectual property based on technical exploration and prototyping efforts and analysis.

  • Support business strategic planning as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and participate in creating strategic partnerships in key topic areas as needed. Drive identification and evaluation of potential partners and vendors in key areas of interest in support of multi-generational project activities.

  • Mentor and educate less experienced engineering work force on sensor technology integrated designs, engineering trade-offs, and sensor-related Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

  • Keeps abreast of the state-of-the-art in the areas of sensor technology, sensor-related materials and physics, standards that impact sensor controls, and electronic architectures for sensor applications with a focus on specific areas identified in the scope.

  • Provide problem-solving support as needed by the engineering and product development teams in areas of expertise.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Embedded Engineering or similar degreed program from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in electronic technologies including integration of software/hardware designs into related products and demonstrated expertise in working with both analog and digital solutions.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered with this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in engineering or related field, some area of specialization from an accredited institution

Position Criteria

  • Experience with CAD, e-CAD, and firmware development tools and processes needed to support prototyping and ultimately product development team documentation packages

  • In depth, hands-on knowledge of electronic technologies. Preferred candidates will have the ability to perform transducer modeling, design and testing, as well as application-level modeling

  • Demonstration of data processing skill set is preferred.

  • Demonstration of on-time deliveries of unique R&D or Product Development projects based on aforementioned technologies

  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.

  • Comfortable presenting to CEO/Staff-level personnel

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills

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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