Eaton Corporation Senior Manager, Embedded Software Center of Excellence in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Position Overview:

This person can be based in either of our Electrical Products Group locations (Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh, NC or Atlanta, GA)

Eaton Corporation’s Center for Connected Intelligent Solutions has an opening for a Senior Manager, Embedded Software Center of Excellence, who is passionate about developing and managing a high performing engineering organization focused on developing reusable embedded solutions for a diverse selection of businesses and products. Eaton’s Center for Connected Intelligent Solutions (CCIS) accelerates Eaton’s capabilities through the development of reusable, secure, reliable, integrated, and connected embedded and IoT platforms, providing a foundation for our businesses to more rapidly develop innovative products and services. The Senior Manager, Embedded Software Center of Excellence, will lead the embedded segment of CCIS and report to the CCIS Director.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Define requirements and roadmaps for multiple embedded platforms, driven by common needs across Eaton businesses and industry trends

  • Work directly with Eaton businesses, including promoting the embedded platforms, eliciting business needs, planning platform releases, delivering platforms to businesses, ensuring success in utilizing the platforms, and providing ongoing support to the businesses.

  • Develop requirements and roadmaps for embedded platforms based on needs from across Eaton businesses and industry trends. Engage directly with businesses to align the Embedded CoE roadmaps with those from the businesses.

  • Recruit, lead, manage and mentor an agile global engineering team, which defines, implements, tests and supports the embedded platforms and associated hardware reference platforms. Continually enhance the capabilities of the Embedded Software CoE.

  • Build an internal Eaton community around the embedded platforms, promoting their use, providing documentation, supporting platforms adopters, and providing mechanisms for other engineering teams to contribute back to the embedded platforms.

  • Advance the state of the art in software development methodologies, standards and tools within the CoE and promote sharable learnings with other Eaton businesses.

  • Establish relationships with external academic and industry partners, driving a pipeline of personnel, technologies, and staff augmentation as appropriate.

  • Manage software quality through engineering techniques, high caliber talent, code reviews, static/dynamic analysis, rigorous testing, and a persistent focus on automation.

  • Create a highly collaborative, motivated team environment and regularly partner with Eaton businesses, ScrumMasters, project managers, product owners, embedded software developers, enterprise software developers, and embedded software quality assurance engineers


Basic Qualifications:

  • 12+ years’ of experience in product development including 6+ years’ hands on embedded software development experience

  • 6+ years’ of experience having primary responsibility for shipping embedded products

  • 5+ years’ of experience in managing high performance engineering organizations

  • 5+ years’ of experience with diverse industrial communications and/or Ethernet based communications (e.g. Modbus RTU/TCP, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, IEC61850, BACnet/IP, …)

  • 3+ years’ of experience with Agile development methodologies and concepts

  • Hands on experience with diverse embedded systems including in the microcontroller and Linux spaces

  • Working knowledge of IoT considerations for developing IoT-connected embedded devices

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts

  • Abreast of upcoming software development/engineering tools, trends, and methodologies

  • Strong problem solving and reasoning ability, exhibiting technical innovation and creative solutions

  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills

  • Good judgment, time management, and decision-making skills

  • Travel: up to 25%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s’ degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Software Engineering

  • Significant experience in ensuring the cybersecurity of embedded systems

  • Former role as embedded systems architect

  • Experience designing real-time control systems

  • Knowledge of developing (soft/hard) real-time embedded systems on Linux

  • Experience developing commercial/industrial and consumer based embedded devices

  • Experience developing internet-connected embedded devices

  • Experience developing embedded applications with model based design and development


An undergraduate degree is required.


Eaton recognizes this role as a critical position within the corporation and will create a compelling package consisting of a base salary, a performance incentive bonus and complete benefits.


This person can be based in either of our Electrical Products Group locations (Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh, NC or Atlanta, GA)

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters.

We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: Electrical Sector

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: No

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.