Eaton Corporation System Architect in Atlanta, Georgia

Eaton Corporation is looking to hire a System Architect for our Peachtree City GA location.

Position Overview

The System Architect owns the technical responsibility for the overall design architecture of the connected home system and solutions. Working jointly with the Solution/Product Management, the architect is responsible for defining the system’s high-level functionality, analyzing technical tradeoffs, determining the major components and subsystems, and defining the interaction between each of these subsystems and the end user. In order to be successful the architect must fully understand the context of the ecosystem and must work closely with customers, suppliers and the development teams to deliver outstanding solutions.

The System Architect is responsible for designing and architecting enterprise products aligned with Connected Home strategy and will be responsible for successful implementation of the Connected Home enterprise strategy and Roadmap. They will work closely with development teams or partners for delivery of high quality products from the Peachtree City, GA development centers as well as leveraging broader resources leveraging the Eaton Centers of Excellence and third party development partners. This role encompasses collaborating with all aspects of product development including the mechanical and electrical team working groups, research into new technologies and protecting our research investment by filing intellectual property. The candidate will possess excellent hands on technical and communication skills with a proven track record of delivering positive results. This architect 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

  • Work with product management, customers, stake holders and suppliers to define technical architecture and functional solution for both end user and enterprise control.

  • Work closely with the responsible Lighting Engineering leadership to ensure the connected home solutions are delivered for on-time, on-budget and on-spec to fuel the rapid growth of our connected home products.

  • Knowledgeable in system design of connected IoT systems or equivalent

  • Lead the planning, definition and high-level design of connected home ecosystem from a technical perspective.

  • Define technical strategies for current and future product releases using a Scaled Agile Framework.

  • Drive technology roadmap to identify emerging technologies for use in new product development.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in an system, electrical or software engineering discipline from an accredited institution

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

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in system, embedded firmware and/or software design

  • Experience in creating SW and firmware system architectures

  • 5 years of experience in one or more of the following programming languages (C/C++/C#, Java)

  • 5 years of experience with one or more web programming or scripting languages for creating IOT mashups eg node.js, python, JavaScript, php, REST,etc

  • 1 year experience working with cloud environment (e.g. AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.) and developing SaaS applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Knowledge of wireless technologies e.g. BLE, ZigBee, Wi-Fi

  • 1 year experience with messaging protocols, e.g. AMQP, MQTT, etc

  • Systems engineering design experience within the IoT space

  • SW design experience in SDK and/or API based development

  • Commercial electronics design experience

  • Experience with the Agile SW development processes and tools

  • Experience with data analytics and regression analysis.

  • Scaled Agile Framework Scrum master

Position Criteria

  • Strong work ethic, flexibility, and a desire to actively contribute to the group’s success.

  • Proven track record of successfully designing, reviewing and delivering engineering systems

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to manage the technical aspects of sub-contracted activities

  • Hands on working knowledge of wide range of technologies across the IOT stack including embedded systems, network topologies, transport protocols, cloud computing, stream processing, data management, analytics, security, identity management and application development

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