Eaton Corporation Embedded Software and Controls Engineer in Southfield, Michigan

Eaton’s Vehicle Division is seeking an Embedded Software and Controls Engineer. The Embedded Software and Controls Engineer will be based out of our Galesburg, MI or Southfield, MI location.

Positon Overview:

The Embedded Software and Controls Engineer will be responsible for being a part of a cross-functional team developing next generation powertrain embedded control systems. As a key member of the team, you will help define requirements, design embedded system software architecture and algorithm solutions, contribute to definition of electronics hardware design, define test plans and perform validation testing to confirm that system and functional requirements are met. In this role, you will be responsible for

working with team members and your engineering manager to estimate development, resources and timing to achieve the desired results. You will have the opportunity to be mentored and trained by senior level embedded controls engineers and software architects to help grow your overall expertise and you will be expected to train and mentor less experienced engineers. You will work with engineers located in other locations in the U.S. and globally.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Help define embedded system level and algorithm requirements to meet product performance and reliability requirements.

  • Help define and improve embedded controls standards and processes, and potentially contribute to industry technical papers and conferences.

  • Invent and develop embedded control system strategies and lead architecture design to achieve solutions. Use debugging and simulation tools to efficiently perform design iterations and optimization. Verify solutions created by you or

  • other team members through simulation, sub-system, hardware-in-the-loop and vehicle level testing.

  • Drive implementation consistency across multiple resources contributing to the same embedded system architecture.

  • Champion and document improvements to the engineering standard work processes we use to engineer our products.

  • Utilize FMEA process to enhance design robustness. Contribute to continued enhancement of Core Embedded Software to support additional product features.

  • Develop validation and verification test plans at a unit, sub-system and vehicle level to fully validate requirements.

  • Analyze vehicle data from test and customer vehicles to investigate, identify, and resolve issues and performance complaints.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited institution. And minimum of 2 years’ experience with embedded control system applications

  • OR a Master’s degree in degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited institution.

  • Must be legally authorized to work within the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in electrical, controls, software or relevant engineering field from an accredited university

  • Experience Model Based Development MATLAB/Simulink code generation.

  • Experience in embedded software development (C++, Model-based software, Simulink)

  • Expertise with Controller Area Networks (e.g. SAE-J1939, CANOpen)

  • Expertise with Vector tools such as CANape and CANalyzer.

  • The ideal candidate would have experience in, or knowledge of automotive drivetrain/powertrain systems and components.

  • Project management skills to assess task effort, manage priorities, and report status.

  • Experience with change management and software release processes in a team environment

Position Criteria:

  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time

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: VEH Vehicle Group

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time