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Lead Embedded Software Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

Do you want to make an environmental impact in the world by helping address climate change with sustainable energy solutions? Do you want to work for an organization that values team culture, inclusion/diversity, work/life balance, and career growth? If so, now is the time to join Eaton’s digital transformation journey in becoming an intelligent management power company where you can innovate, take risks, and bring your full self to work.

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Lead Embedded Software Engineer. This position will be located at our Plymouth MN Eaton location 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:

Energy Automation Solutions (EAS), a business unit of Eaton, provides comprehensive automation technologies and expertise to assist electric utility customers improve system productivity, reliability, and energy efficiency. To this end, a single team of experts is focusing on hardware, software, controls, security, and communications. As a result of this longstanding expertise, EAS' solutions are now implemented in the largest utilities in North America. EAS is a leading company in the fields of smart grid communications, demand response, distribution automation, substation automation, and engineering analysis for the power industry. At Eaton, we work in a young, dynamic and stimulating environment with many opportunities for a broad and diverse career path. Eaton invests in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities.

The Lead Embedded Software Engineer position will be involved in many different aspects of the product life cycle, ranging from product design and definition through software design and validation. The Lead Software Engineer has a proven record of delivering high quality embedded software features within aggressive time frames. The ability to understand system concepts, hardware interfaces, and previous technical leadership experience is needed.

In this role:

  • Manages technical aspects of software features through entire life cycle.
  • Provides the feature portion of a project plan and drives the feature to meet the outlined schedule.
  • Provides new ideas and concepts to the product design and software development process
  • Coordinates with System Engineering, Hardware Engineers and Lead Software engineers to create product specifications.
  • Designs and develops embedded software for RF network communication and applications.
  • Conducts root cause analyses and provide solutions for software defects.
  • Trains and mentors junior engineers on software design and development principles
  • Prepares and presents training material to external and internal customers


REQUIRED Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in embedded software development using C
  • Relocation is not offered for this role. Candidates must currently reside TODAY within a 50-mile radius of the Plymouth, MN facility. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
  • Sponsorship is not available for this role. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an ongoing basis without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred
  • Knowledge of basic concepts of RF and wireless communications.
  • Experience developing Networking protocols and knowledge of OSI models
  • Knowledge and experience with the STM or other ARM-based microcontrollers
  • Knowledge and experience with GNU Tool Chain
  • Working knowledge of Linux, Shell scripts and Python
  • Experience with development on a Real Time Operating Systems
  • Experience with test equipment, i.e. oscilloscope, logic analyzers.
  • Experience with low level interfaces to hardware: DMA, SPI, I2C, UARTs, and serial flash device
  • Experience developing applications for Linux
  • Experience working in the electric utility market and/or power system knowledge1



  • Provide excellent written and oral communication with emphasis on listening to others needs
  • Proven ability to work in fast paced environment while managing competing tasks and demands
  • Committed to providing high level of customer service
  • Technical leadership of features through Requirements, Design, Development and Testing
  • Proven ability to define and deliver software features from ambiguous requirements
  • Proven ability to work in fast paced environment while managing competing tasks and demands
  • Technical leadership of features through Requirements, Design, Development and Testing
  • Proven ability to define and deliver software features from ambiguous requirements
  • Proven ability to work in fast paced environment while managing competing tasks and demands
  • Ability to engage with external customers directly on product behavior and support issues.

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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.