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Connected Breaker Engineering Manager




Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ARS division is currently seeking a Connected Breaker Engineering Manager. This role is located at our facility in Moon Township, PA. Relocation will be offered to those currently residing in the U.S outside 50 miles of the facility.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $128250.0 - $188100.0 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.

The Circuit Breaker Engineering Manager works with the broader Connected Solutions Organization to develop connected electronic miniature circuit breakers. The focus of this team is to build upon Eaton’s industry leading electronic breaker platform to launch affordable, communicating, switching and metering circuit breakers. She/he will have overall responsibility for driving state of the art technology including hardware, firmware and system design for intelligent, connected circuit breakers, load centers and interfaces to Solar, Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles and Energy Management Systems. This position will also be accountable for the engineering functions to execute deliverables as needed for the business. This position will work with peers who have responsibility for software applications, cloud interfaces and gateways.

What you’ll do:

  • Build and lead a high performing electronics, firmware and hardware team with the ability to identify and utilize the latest in power electronics, switching and metering components along with robust communication platforms for control and data streaming.
  • Defines innovative product and technology roadmaps in concert with marketing teams and business leaders. Maintains 5-year strategic product roadmaps for the connected electronic miniature circuit breaker platform. Articulates the value proposition to develop differentiated solutions for our customers’ challenges and future needs.
  • Keeps current on changing technologies and best practices. Focus on Power Electronics and electronic switching components and external partnerships with suppliers.
  • Uses design thinking to understand customer use cases and value propositions that relate to the form, features and cost requirements for new product development.
  • Drives design for manufacturability best practices and partners closely with Operations leadership to ensure the smooth introduction of products into production.
  • Responsible for detailed project schedules incorporating resource management, milestone deliverables, and administration of stage gate process for new product development activities. Program managers will report dotted line to this position for overall schedule ownership.
  • Provides technical and application assistance to product management, customer technical support team and field sales.
  • Assists in the analysis and resolution of quality and field warranty issues for connected electronic breakers.
  • Collaborates with the ARS business unit engineering leaders, ES Centers of Excellence and other technical leaders to advance innovation and leverage synergies across platforms. Lead the respective engineering resources from Pittsburgh, PA and Pune, India design centers. Leverage other Eaton engineering centers of excellence and global product teams when appropriate.
  • Embeds Eaton’s cybersecurity requirements into connected program developments from inception thru launch and into post-launch on a continual basis.
  • Mentors, coaches and develops lesser-experienced team members
  • Coordinates work with external development partners in specialized areas


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree Electrical, Electronics, Firmware or Mechanical engineering from an accredited university
  • Seven (7)+ years of experience in electronics and/or firmware engineering leadership assignments
  • Authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred Criteria:

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in electrical or electronics engineering.
  • Advanced proficiency in power electronics, digital design, best practice firmware and connected components.
  • Knowledge of circuit protection standards, testing and design
  • Proficiency in program management methodologies and tools including Agile/Scrum.
  • Understands the market, regulatory influences, the competitive landscape and broader context of the business strategy
  • Empathizes and actively learns about customer’s needs and how they create value
  • Navigates through ambiguity and deals with the paradox of making quality decisions amidst uncertainty.
  • Understands risks and puts a plan in place to minimize the situation and learn in the process
  • Takes an active role to invest in developing talent to meet the needs of the future business
  • Shows a global perspective and cultural awareness to interact with colleagues across geographies and functions and takes an inclusive approach to drive alignment
  • Stays current with technology advancements and applications
  • Ability to communicate programs to peers and Senior Management


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