Eaton Corporation Systems Application Engineer in Mountain View, California

Eaton’s Energy Automation Solutions business has an immediate opening for a Systems Application Engineer. This position will be located from a remote home office within 120 miles of Sacramento, California.

Job Overview:

The Energy Automation Solutions (EAS) division delivers intelligent energy solutions by combining power systems expertise with innovative technologies to help our customers generate, deliver, and manage energy safely, efficiently, and reliably. EAS provides a range of power delivery and reliability, automation and control, advanced metering and demand response solutions designed to increase efficiency and smart operations. The EAS business serves customers in the utility, commercial, industrial, mining, renewable energy and other markets. With a spirit of innovation crossing decades, EAS is proud of its ground-breaking innovations through customer collaboration, long-standing commitment to investing in R&D, five Innovation Centers around the world, more than 10,000 patents held globally, and its award-winning solutions in power delivery, power quality, power reliability and end customer automation in the utility space. The technical skills, innovative thinking and the tireless dedication of our employees around the world are Eaton's greatest resources.

The Systems Application Engineer will oversee all technical aspects of the installation of new products and systems at our customer facilities. In addition, the Systems Application Engineer is responsible for managing the expectations of any additional personnel assigned to their project team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement systems and resolve problems to achieve project milestones on time

  • Initiate and lead cross-functional efforts to resolve customer issues

  • Update customer material forecasts for assigned projects

  • Investigate and resolve significant customer issues involving existing systems, products, and facilities in support of customer service performance metrics

  • Assist the customer in making decisions to properly and creatively utilize features to meet the customer’s needs

  • Interact directly with the customer to interpret and analyze business requirements to identify risks and design appropriate solutions

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of features, capabilities, and limitations of all products and system

  • Use this knowledge to independently make decisions on issue resolution with customers

  • Provide continuous improvement of processes by testing hardware and software

  • Provide guidance for business decisions from a technical perspective

  • Provide guidance and instructions to newer members of team

  • Participate in trade shows and technical conferences

  • Complete special assignments as assigned by management

  • Participate in support rotation as required by manager

  • Participate in afterhours support rotation


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering OR Information Technology from an accredited university.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an engineering role and working with substation automation, measurement, communications or similar field for an electrical utility customer or application.

  • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship

  • Relocation is not offered for this position and candidates must reside within a 120 mile radius of Sacramento, CA. Candidate must be able to work from their residence(home office).

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to travel up to 50%

  • Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Project management experience

  • Electric utility experience

  • PMP/PM credentials

  • Knowledge of communications networks

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 EAS Electrical Automation Solutions

Job Level: Individual Contributor

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, 50 % of the Time