Eaton Corporation Senior Power Switching Engineer in Prague, Czech Republic

Eaton’s Corporate Research and Technology opened a position for a

Senior Power Switching Engineer


  • Contribute as an expert, technical leader and team member in technology development projects in the area of power electronics and power system protection.

  • Create innovative concepts for circuit interruption, fault detection, and protection components coordination for use in electrical and commercial applications.

  • Contribute in the team to all technology development phases: research, modeling and simulation, hardware design and algorithm development and implementation.

  • Observe and evaluate available and novel technologies, electronic components and tools.

  • Collaborate on innovation and commercialization of technologies communicating with research institutions, customers, and business partners.



  • MS or Ph.D. degree in the field of electrical engineering, power electronics, power conversion, power systems

  • Work experience in power electronics or power conversion, including creating specifications, designing technical solution concepts, and building and testing prototypes to validate models/hypotheses

  • Experience in power electronic packaging techniques; understanding of the effects of parasitic capacitance/inductance on circuit performance and techniques for its minimization, familiarity with voltage creepage and clearance requirements and various insulation and interconnection techniques; familiarity with various power electronic component cooling techniques.

  • Experience in circuit design and component selection

  • Experience with laboratory measurement and test arrangement (such as scopes, DAQ, etc.)

  • Fluent English

Preferred Specialized Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge in designing hybrid power switching applications in low voltage switchgear

  • Good knowledge in designing power supplies and/or frequency converters

  • Good knowledge of circuit’s and power systems simulation tools (for example P-Spice, LT-Spice, Multisim, MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, Simplorer etc.)

  • Experience with power distribution system design and protection

Patents, Inventions welcome

What eaton offers:

  • Unique, challenging projects in a friendly & collaborative team

  • Diverse working environment - open and professional atmosphere at all management levels

  • Focus on people, learning & development

  • On site laboratories, strong ties with Czech universities

  • Fantastic opportunities for sport, cultural, family, and outdoor activities

  • Flexible working hours

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

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.

Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: Corporate Sector

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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