Eaton’s ES AMER DIG division is currently seeking a Embedded Platform IoT Architect.   This position can be located at any of the following Eaton locations:  Raleigh NC, Pittsburgh PA (Moon Twp.) or Menomonee Falls WI.  This position offers a HYBRID work schedule.  


The expected annual salary range for this role is $112500.0 - $165000.0 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. 

What you’ll do:

As an Embedded Platform IoT Architect, you will design and develop an IoT connectivity codebase that will be reused in a diverse portfolio of projects at Eaton. This portfolio of projects will include devices running on RTOS and Linux platforms. The ideal candidate has experience working with connecting embedded products to a cloud platform such as Azure or AWS, experience with device lifecycle management, and experience with revenue-generating features. Collaboration across teams and gaining alignment on solutions will be crucial to success. 

In this role you will: 

•    Lead architecture, design and implementation of Internet of Things components within embedded RTOS and Linux products and platforms.
•    IoT Fundamentals with cloud connectivity (for example Azure IoT), DLM, gateways, connectivity scalability and reliability
•    Plan software architecture, network interfaces, and protocols to enable requirements, provide visual diagrams, author Epics and create the Definition of Done as teams progress toward new architectures
•    Clearly and effectively communicate the rationale for the decisions to leadership who may not possess deep technical understanding of software and/or cloud architectures and processes as well as technical audiences through flowcharts, diagrams, code comments, and code snippets.
•    Author high-quality, highly-performance, unit-tested code in C/C++ or other appropriate high level languages
•    Demonstrate a fluency of and bias toward open source software and have a firm understanding of best practices around integrating open source software into commercial products.
•    Contribute to technology road-mapping and capacity planning activities as well as evaluate business requirements to create high quality products in collaboration with product teams, stakeholders, engineering, and test
•    Domestic and international leadership on projects is required and will necessitate meetings with global teams across time zones
•    Maintain skills through the investigation of new technologies, software development techniques, and programming trends.
•    Leverage best-in-class software development tools to enable scalable global development
•    Provide accurate work estimates, develop and execute agile work plans for iterative and incremental project delivery, supporting annual budgeting & forecasting efforts
•    Mentor fellow team members on new technologies, architecture principles, and good coding practices.
•    Develop reports and metrics around the successful execution of your role & responsibilities

Required (Basic) Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical, Computer or Software Engineering or related from an accredited institution.  
•    Minimum of 10 years of experience working in embedded systems or embedded software development
•    7+ years’ experience developing in an RTOS and/or embedded Linux environment
•    7 years experience with cloud connectivity or IoT enabled features
•    Experience with Agile development methodologies and concepts
•    Experience adopting or contributing to Open Source Software projects
•    Experience leading technical resources
•    All candidates being considered must currently reside within a 50-mile radius of the following Eaton locations: Raleigh NC, Pittsburgh PA (Moon Twp) or Menomonee Falls WI.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
•    Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future 

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Master’s degree in Computer Science 
•    5+ years experience using C++
•    Solid understanding of cybersecurity and/or cryptography
•    Development of platform software utilizing open source frameworks (e.g. EdgeX, Fledge, Legato)
•    Development of platform software utilizing open-source RTOS (e.g. FreeRTOS, Zephyr RTOS)
•    Expert knowledge of RTOS and Linux operating systems and associated development platforms
•    Demonstrated competency using or designing systems communicating with industrial networking protocols (e.g. HTTP, TCP/IP, MQTT, Modbus, BACnet, CAN)
•    Strong understanding of Object Oriented Design (OOD) principles using C++
•    Working knowledge of one other programming language (Go, Java, C#, C++, Python, etc.)
•    Model designs using UML or similar methodologies as appropriate; develop use cases to model real-time systems behavior
•    Ability to work effectively in an Agile Scrum (or other iterative development) environment
•    Experience with test-driven development (TDD) and a good familiarity with unit test frameworks (e.g. GoogleTest, GoogleMock, xUnit++, etc.)
•    Experience with multi-core embedded systems
•    Experience using SDLC management tools in a team environment (e.g. Jira, Git, etc.)
•    Solid understanding of software design principles, algorithms, data structures, and multithreading concepts


•    Effectively lead, work and communicate within a global team environment.
•    Engage with other embedded software teams to promote reuse, share knowledge and advance further the software development community within Eaton.
•    Strong problem solving and software debugging skills
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively explain technical concepts
•    Abreast of upcoming software development/engineering tools, trends, and methodologies
•    Good judgment, time management, and decision-making skills
•    Ability to apply automation to tasks that require them
•    Self-starter with the ability to operate effectively with minimal supervision

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