Innovation Software Engineer

  • Eaton
  • Le Lieu, VD, Switzerland
  • 05/02/2020
Full time Data Science Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

The primary function of this position is to:

  • focus on the architecture implementation, design, and development of cross-business impact connected/IoT solutions and associated hardware, software, Data Science, services, and backend strategy.
  • serve as a technical lead in the research, design & development, and commercialization of innovative products and services
  • develop Proof of Concepts in agile way for internal and external validation


  • Develop proof of concepts and scalable solutions for real-world products; innovate, design, test, validate and work with manufacturing teams for timely launch of products/solutions
  • Lead the architecture implementation of new software products, including distributed systems, web, mobile, and IoT applications
  • Responsible for meeting the schedule, scope, cost and technical targets for efforts under his/her control
  • Comply with the Central innovation process (agile practices, focus on deliverables, leadership reviews) to secure and maintain business engagement through the life of the innovation Project.
  • Assist in the identification of external partnerships, outside technologies and best practices to bring to Eaton, particularly around Internet of Things concept
  • Define technical requirements and specifications for energy management system IoT platforms (communication devices, embedded software, edge computing, cloud computing)
  • Contribute to development of Big Data architecture to support IoT platform needs including data acquisition, data storage, analytics, visualization, and reporting
  • Develop effective training tools and materials for sales and support personnel, specifying engineers, installers, customers, and end users relating to product platforms and software/services applications and participate in formal/informal training sessions


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • Demonstrated experience in leading new technology efforts from inception to transition to a customer organization, driving program deliverables, identifying and resolving technical and program decision/issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in software and connected products or IOT space
  • Excellent understanding of project/program management principles, including hands on experience with Agile and iterative development methodologies
  • Experience with industrial communications and/or Ethernet based communications (e.g., Modbus RTU/TCP, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, IEC61850, HTTP, OPC-UA)
  • Knowledge of mobile development tools for iOS and Android
  • Knowledge with Semantics/Knowledge Representation/Ontologies/Linked Data
  • Knowledge with Data Visualization tools
  • Experience in working globally across multiple engineering locations.

Position Criteria:

  • Expertise with wireless and RF communication protocols such as: ZWave, Zigbee, Bluetooth Low Energy and WiFi
  • Expertise of networking protocols and concepts (e.g. WebSockets, HTTP, TCP, MQTT, AMQP)
  • Expertise with various programming and scripting languages such as C++, C#, JavaScript, and Python
  • Expertise in driving autonomously project development
  • Hands on experience with Scaled SaaS solutions, SOA, microservices, REST, API development, message brokers, reactive streams
  • Knowledge of cloud development platforms such as Azure (or AWS, BlueMix)
  • Knowledge of Enterprise software development along with Electronics Design and Embedded Firmware Development
  • Knowledge of security concepts such as cybersecurity, encryption, certificates, and key management

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: ES EMEA Region

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time