Embedded Systems Specialist Engineer
Menomonee Falls , Wisconsin
April 30, 2017
Job Description
Eaton has an opening for an Embedded Systems Specialist Engineer in the Eaton Menomonee Falls, WI location.
The Specialist Embedded Engineer is a member of the Corporate Research & Technology, Power Systems Technologies department, reporting to the Technology Manager.
Eaton’s Corporate Research and Technology (CRT) is a global research business and has an exciting and rewarding position for an Embedded Engineer seeking a challenging career in Power Conversion and Power Systems. Eaton employs about 10,000 engineers in various disciplines and the Corporate Research and Technology engineers initiate and leads innovation programs supporting this large team of engineers. This position enables the person hired to develop new technologies, improve existing products, acquire internal and external funding, lead discussions with national labs and customer technology leaders, present ideas and projects to Eaton business leaders and CRT leadership. A good blend of technical knowledge and strong business acumen is desired to be successful in this role. The selected candidate will be working with engineering teams located in both Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and globally.
Primary functions for this position include:
  • Create innovative power system & power conversion concepts/prototypes and solutions based on breakthrough technologies for electrical, industrial, automotive, truck, and aerospace applications, as a technical leader and as a team member.
  • Lead and contribute to technology development projects and work with teams (local and remote resources) and external technology resources (Business Divisions, Universities and Customers).
  • Lead and support advancing state of the art control system architectures of power systems, power electronics and power converter technologies, as well as identifying and developing commercialization opportunities with substantial growth potentials for diverse Eaton businesses.
  • Support simulation and modeling work by defining hardware platform limitations, and providing software implementation and support throughout prototype development and testing phases.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural globally distributed teams.

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)
Basic Qualifications:
  • MS degree, from an accredited institution in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 7 years of industrial or entrepreneurial experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with DSPs, ARM processors, CPLDs and FPGAs and associated software and firmware development.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with high-speed real-time communication protocols such as CAN, Ethernet, ModBus, etc.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project based development (including lean software development) and work in matrixed organization.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in lab skills (such as scopes, DAQ, etc.) and background in power systems’ and power conversion’ simulation tools (minimum MATLAB/Simulink).
  • Entrepreneurial experience or related commercial experience.
  • Experience in leading government funded projects and proposals. 
  • Experience with low technology readiness level (TRL 3-6) projects.
  • Experience with system integration and power distribution systems’ modeling, design, analysis and protection (including smart grids and microgrids).
  • Experience with hardware-in the loop simulation systems.
  • Experience with power system analysis (example: load flow analysis – CYME).
  • Certified DFSS Green Belt or Black Belt.
  • Strong technical publication and/or invention record.
Position Criteria:
  • Business acumen with proven record of formulating value proposition and creating intellectual property.
  • Excellent English communication (oral and written) and presentation skills. 
  • Proven track record in taking technologies from concepts to validated product applications.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/careers. 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.

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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