Eaton Corporation Engineering Program Manager in Syracuse, New York

Eaton's Ephesus Lighting business is looking for an Engineering Program Manager in Syracuse, NY.

Position Overview:

Eaton's Lighting Division is an industry-leading manufacturer of lighting products for commercial, industrial, residential, utility and retail markets. We are at the forefront in transforming the lighting industry and setting an unmatched standard for innovation and reliability. No one will do more to empower customers with the innovations, technology and resources they need to meet the challenges of the future. Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting designs and manufactures high-output LED lighting and control solutions for challenging applications in the industrial and sporting markets. Ephesus is focused on innovating advanced LED solutions that will enrich and illuminate the world by creating brighter, more vibrant and more sustainable environments. Recent successes include NFL stadiums (Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons), MLB stadiums (Texas Rangers), NBA arenas (Miami Heat) and NHL arenas (Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators) as well as a wide variety of collegiate, municipal and industrial installations.

As Engineering Program Manager you will bring an end-to-end perspective to product development that considers all aspects from the hardware-software interface to the range of computation platforms and software stacks necessary to deliver on the promise of modern connected products and experiences. The primary focus of this position will be to lead the engineering team responsible for the development of new products. This position will have the responsibility of establishing and maintaining the capital and expense budgets for the department, overseeing all project activities, resource planning, evaluating new technologies, prioritizing the workload of the team and mentoring the team to ensure growth of skill and proficiency levels.


  • Define the technical approach, system hardware and software architecture, and subsystem specifications of new connected lighting products in support of New Product Development (NPD).

  • Drive new capabilities requirements in our platforms in order to support the development of new product features.

  • Work in concert with the Connective Community, Center for Connected Intelligent Solutions + Centers of Excellence, Technology Development teams and the Sales & Marketing groups within the Eaton Lighting Division to champion IoT strategies.

  • Responsible for developing end-to-end ecosystem architecture blue print for connected lighting features partnering with electrical, embedded software, mechanical and mobile application engineers.

  • Works with cross functional groups to develop interoperability interfaces across sub systems and translate them into system level requirements for building state-of-the-art connected lighting systems architecture.

  • Drives project execution for New Product Introduction (NPI) programs with work package approvals, engineering management plan and attaining all engineering deliverables per project plan.

  • Efficiently coordinate the efforts of the NPD team and seek replication opportunities across brands and product spaces.

  • Create departmental capital and expense budgets in conjunction with Multi-Generational Product Plans.

  • Supervise and lead a team of engineers to advance program management efforts and NPD.

  • Coordinate with Marketing to ensure project specifications are clear, complete, and achievable and are consistent with Voice of the Customer data.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in designing and building complex systems hardware / software systems.

  • 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

Position Criteria:

  • System thinker with excellent understanding of software system architecture, operating system fundamentals, API designs, and system security.

  • Ability to work with large cross functional teams under aggressive timelines and heavy workloads.

  • Active engagements with professional groups and SIGs in fields such as software engineering, cloud computing, IoT, and security.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Knowledge in the following areas is a plus: programming languages C/C++, JavaScript, Python, TCP/IP network protocols, RESTful APIs, mobile app development, node.js/NPM.

  • Knowledge of cloud connectivity or knowledge of Internet of Things is preferred.

  • Knowledge of communication security, channel authentication mechanisms, security protocols and assertions.

  • Knowledge and experience with systems architecture fundamentals and interoperability standards and emerging trends.

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: Manager

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

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.