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Lead Embedded Software Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER DIG division is currently seeking a Lead Embedded Software Engineer. This position can be located at any of the following Eaton locations: Raleigh NC, Pittsburgh PA (Moon Twp.), and offers a HYBRID work schedule.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $97499.97 - $142999.96 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:

As a Lead Embedded Software Engineer, you will be working on embedded technologies like microservices, containerization, security, and IoT/cloud-based solutions. You will be responsible to for the design and development of embedded applications for the Embedded edge devices, which is a building block for Eaton’s Brightlayer Digital solution. Work with a global team of highly skilled developers, architects, and Technical Product Owners (in the US & India) and cross-functional global product teams.

In this role:

  • Design and develop cloud-connected, IOT features for Device Life cycle Management, Device Provisioning services, Edge containers, and IoTEdge for the Linux-based Embedded Brightlayer platforms.
  • Design and implementation for strategic features, ensuring compliance with architecture and systems/design requirements and standards.
  • Design & develop the software/firmware for multi-core embedded hardware platforms & Edge devices like gateways, network cards for UPS, and metering devices.
  • Develop software best practices within teams.
  • Design and implement features for digitally connected devices, with high performance, communication protocols that are cybersecurity compliant.
  • Demonstrate technical leadership level contributions with Linux based embedded platforms and mentor team members with respect to technology, design principles, and coding practices.


Basic Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mathematics or related field from an accredited institution
  • 7 years + of progressive experience in the development of software or firmware for network-enabled, cloud-connected devices/products with recent experience working on Embedded systems or Embedded Software applications.
  • Proficiency in C++ language
  • Experience with Linux and has built and/or configured 3rd party Linux packages (ie: Yocto, Buildroot)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of one or more IP networking protocols like TCP/UDP/IP, REST, MQTT, AMQP, etc.
  • No relocation is being offered. Only candidates currently residing within a 50-mile radius of the following Eaton locations will be considered: Raleigh NC, Pittsburgh PA (Moon Twp. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in working with developing in C, Python, Go, RUST, and/or other high-level languages
  • Full understanding of key computer science concepts (Data Structures, Algorithms, etc…)
  • Experience developing embedded firmware or Embedded software development with cloud connectivity or IoT-enabled features.
  • Experience with Linux Kernel, BSP, Hardware Abstraction, and toolchains
  • Experience developing unit tests
  • Understand cybersecurity considerations and countermeasures
  • Knowledge with microservices & Event-driven architecture is an added advantage



  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to explain technical concepts
  • Strong problem-solving and reasoning ability, exhibiting technical innovation and creative solutions
  • Proven design & analytical skills

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