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Lead Firmware Engineer


Applications Engineer


Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ARS division is currently seeking a Lead Firmware Engineer. This role is located at our site in Moon Township, PA. Relocation offered to candidates residing in the U.S who live outside 50 miles of facility. This role offers a hybrid work schedule, 3 days in office & 2 days remote.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $91500.03 - $134200.04 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:

Our Lead Firmware Engineer will design and develop embedded system/micro-controller firmware supporting electronic residential circuit breakers.

  • Lead firmware design and implementation for safety critical electronic products that meets or exceeds marketing and customer requirements
  • Write well structured, readable code
  • Create fully documented code that is easily understood by others
  • Direct product requirements in terms of functional and nonfunctional engineering requirements in response to the marketing/customer requirements specification
  • Plan work in detail at individual level, creating a robust and track-able plan using agile methods
  • Reviews own work as well as other’s work in formal design and quality reviews
  • Tests work, meeting quality and reliability goals
  • Train new design engineers in best design practices and Eaton processes
  • Improve engineering design and product support processes
  • Perform and contribute to technical research and investigations
  • Lead product certification activities acting as the Eaton representative- UL/CSA
  • Interact with domestic and international project teams assigned to research, design, develop, test and/or launch new innovations


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar careers from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5)+ years experience in designing embedded firmware
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with embedded firmware 32 bit microcontrollers (e.g. ARM Cortex)
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience and/or knowledge of safety critical electronic devices and systems
  • Knowledge of analog and digital circuit design
  • Knowledge and understanding of current and voltage sensing methodologies
  • Knowledge of and experience with project tracking tools such agile development practices
  • Expertise with Design for Six Sigma processes
  • Experience in code sharing tools and teams such as GitHub and Bit Bucket

Position Success Criteria:

  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Coordinate project activities with other engineering units to facilitate on time project completion.
  • Act as an advisor and mentor to other engineering talents to help development of new talent within Eaton


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