Senior Firmware Engineer at Eaton (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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As an intelligent power management company, Eaton is fully engaged in our digital transformation to improve our internal business processes and to reach and serve our customers better and provide them with new value. We are reshaping the way we think and work - leveraging digital tools and technologies to accelerate our transformation and instilling a digital mindset from the ground up.

We are eager and open to new ways of thinking, and we need your creativity, innovative ideas and expertise. We believe that diversity of thought, cultures and backgrounds is what contributes to our success. If you want to help shape the digital future of Eaton, join our team and make a real impact.

Eaton is currently seeking a Senior Firmware Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Plymouth, MN or Rockville, MD locations.

Position Overview:

Are you a firmware engineer who enjoys doing low level work, getting into the hardware layer and working with real time data? Do you enjoy running algorithms on analog and digital signals with DSPs? Are you excited to develop next generation technology solutions to enable the smart grid to become smarter?

The Senior Firmware Engineer position will be a member of a dynamic, experienced team who can help design, implement, and test smart algorithms and controls for our exciting digital devices.

In this function you will:
  • Design: work with the hardware layer to create digital signal processing algorithms.
  • Design: Work with the hardware system to use microprocessor peripherals to the best of their ability.
  • Deliver: Implement firmware solutions for signal processing real time data from the hardware.
  • Analyze: Provide continuous improvement based on feedback and be highly proficient with current technology.
  • Be Agile: Be a part of a sprint-based development team. Able to adapt and learn new technologies, tools, and practices.
  • Be a Team Player: Working in a collaborative team-oriented environment, you will share information, value diverse ideas, partner with cross functional and remote teams
  • Be Innovative: You are empowered to try new approaches and learn new technologies. Have a desire to learn and embrace new and emerging technology.
  • Be an Effective Communicator: Strong stakeholder management and negotiation skills with confidence to challenge preconceptions of outcomes and solutions

Why work at Eaton? We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.
  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs
  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
  • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Electrical, Electronics, Computer, or Software Engineering or similar from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum 5 years of technical experience with focus on C/C++ and Embedded Devices
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Plymouth, MN or Rockville, MD will be considered. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with full life cycle software development including requirements, design, development, and testing.
  • Experience working in Agile development teams.
  • Experience with DSP Algorithms.
  • Experience with ARM processors and architecture.
  • Experience with Hardware Abstraction Layer.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and concepts.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code, CI/CD, and DevOps.
  • Experience with Linux and command line.
  • Knowledge and technical understanding of the Electric Utility Industry.

Position Criteria:
  • Ability to travel up to 10% internationally and domestically.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Desire to tinker, play with hardware.
  • Desire to work on exciting new products.

Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: [email protected]

What you will get from us

Eaton's mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power - more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential-and where you can help us reach ours. Eaton's 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 85,000 employees.

We make work exciting, engaging and meaningful for our employees through our dedication to tackling some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet and by never losing sight of what matters. Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We pledge to always foster a diverse and inclusive environment, including inclusion resource groups that bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. In the past year, our company has received top employment recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and almost fifty percent of our Board of Directors represented diverse groups. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger.

We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the recent announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company's operations by at least 50 percent by 2030. We are ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and committed to learning. We are confident we can deliver on our promise to improve the quality of life and the environment because of the attributes that our employees embody.

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America - US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG EAS Electrical Automation Solutions

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, 10 % of the Time
More Information on Eaton
Eaton operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Syracuse, NY, North Charleston, SC, Glendale Heights, IL, Tualatin, OR, Shawnee, OK, Raleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC, Smyrna, GA, Arden, NC, Moon Township, PA, Beachwood, OH, Cleveland, OH, Southfield, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, South Bend, IN, Menomonee Falls, Village of, WI, Eden Prarie, MN and Mountain Home, AR. Eaton was founded in 1911. It has 93749 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Employee resource groups, Hybrid work model, Summer hours and Employee awards. To see all 202 open jobs at Eaton, click here.
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