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Principal Engineer - Digital Controls

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Eaton is seeking a Principal Engineer – Digital Controls for its Power Electronics (PE) and Battery Center of Excellence (CoE). The position will be based at our Raleigh, NC facility. The position does offer relocation assistance and the position is eligible for a hybrid work setup.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $120,075 - $170,000 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

Eaton’s PE-Battery CoE accelerates the company’s growth through the development of technology and platforms that are scalable, cost-effective, and manufacturable as well as standardized design methodologies that can be adopted by multiple business units, which provides a foundation for our business to more rapidly develop innovative products.

This individual will be a key member of the PE-Battery CoE and play a key role in driving the development of technology, platforms, common building blocks, and design methodologies to be leveraged by multiple business units


• Lead the design and implementation of control architecture and algorithms, including state machines and protection features, for electric motors, power converters, and battery management systems.

• Lead the development of embedded software architecture, considering hardware interrupts, different task rates, and task sequences.

• Collaborate closely with hardware engineers to seamlessly integrate control algorithms and firmware into hardware and validate them with the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) and hardware.

• Create detailed technical documentation, including control and firmware architecture specifications, control algorithm descriptions, interface requirements, and design validation plans.

• Initiates and leads design reviews and technical discussions, including brainstorming


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.

• Minimum 10 years of experience with control development, including the development of control architecture, algorithms, and/or embedded software

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited institution.

• Experience with power electronics control, motor control, or battery control

• Experience in control and embedded SW validation with HIL (e.g., OPAL-RT HIL)

• Experience in developing and implementing controls with auto-code generation tools (e.g., Simulink Coder)

Position Criteria:

• Strong background in digital controls

• Experience with embedded software structuring and C/C++ programming

• Ability to learn new skills, technical knowledge, products, or industry

• Strong written communication and verbal communication skills

• Experience working in diverse cultural situations with global customers and team members

• Demonstrated knowledge of engineering processes



• Self-motivated and goal-oriented individual.

• Good communication and presentation skills

• Collaborative orientation, the ability to succeed in a highly team-oriented, global, and diverse environment.

• Consistently acts in an ethical, open, honest, trustworthy, and truthful manner.

• Desire for innovation, new product development, program management … to make what matters work!

• Position requires up to 15% travel domestically and internationally.

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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here ( for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.