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Eaton Corporation Remote Lead Controls Engineer in Austin, Texas

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is currently seeking a Remote Lead Controls Engineer. Sponsorship is not available!

Position Overview:

The Remote Lead Controls Engineer is responsible for leading the development and implementation of embedded controls solutions for Eaton Aerospace Group. Will be involved in a wide variety of projects and must be able to start with a clean sheet, conduct feasibility studies, and deliver complex embedded control system products ensuring that objectives and program timings are met. Shall serve as a technical subject matter expert (SME) in the area of FPGA controls engineering; creates technical strategic plans and leads the team to drive business results / improvements across Aerospace Group and the Eaton Industrial Sector. Promotes strategic vision of the division’s future products, services and provides consultation in controls applications. Will also support creation of non-recurring engineering (NRE) cost estimates for new project bids and proposals.

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 and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:

  • Lead development and implementation of embedded controls solutions on high complexity projects within the PRE/PROLaunch development process through the use of the Aerospace Common Engineering Standards to ensure completeness, compatibility, and compliance.

  • Collaborate with Systems engineers to decompose system level requirements to functional requirements and author associated controls hardware, firmware, and software source code requirements documentation for development in accordance with robust coding standards, formal verification in safety-critical environments such as DO-178B/C, DO-254, MISRA / ISO 26262, or IEC 61508 / 62304

  • Elicit, Evaluate, and develop embedded system, sub-system and component level requirements and controls algorithms to meet product performance, functionality, safety, and robustness requirements

  • Invent and develop embedded control system strategies and guide firmware architecture design to achieve system and sub-system desired performance, efficiency, and safety requirements for the application.

  • Demonstrate understanding of requirements link to the verification and validation process from unit test up through system or sub-system level testing via authoring/approving test procedures and certification reports in support of program deliverables.

  • Implement industry and customer-specific requirements, such as software quality system requirements, functional safety certification requirement, cybersecurity requirement or specific embedded architecture requirements (e.g. AutoSAR RTE)

  • Use debugging and simulation tools to efficiently perform design iterations and optimization

  • Lead structured problem-solving efforts and/ or failure analysis to solve issues in a timely manner

  • Verify solutions created by you or other team members through simulation, sub-system, hardware-in-the-loop and vehicle level testing

  • Champion the definition and improvement of embedded controls standards and process documents and engineering standard work

  • Drive implementation consistency across multiple resources contributing to the same embedded system architecture

  • Utilize industry functional safety process (FHA, FMECA, SSA) to enhance design robustness.

  • Provide strategic direction to the validation/verification process at a unit, sub-system and vehicle level to meet the controls and functional safety requirements.

  • Identify project technical and schedule risks, prioritize based on quantified impact, and execute mitigation plans.

  • Conduct internal, supplier, and customer design reviews.

  • Develop new business proposals including project technical execution plans to meet requirements and quotation of labor, material, and other direct costs (MODC) required to execute the development and qualification programs

  • Identifies opportunities / connections within the company and technical associations that enhances business performance

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


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • 7 years of experience developing controls engineering

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years’ experience in Aerospace controls development for systems containing variable speed motors, actuators, and arrays of sensing

  • Experience with development in Model based systems engineering

  • Demonstrated leadership on controls and software engineering projects.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and leadership role in controls development for formal verification in safety-critical environments such as DO-178B/C, DO-254, MISRA / ISO 26262, or IEC 61508 / 62304

  • Deep understanding of controls software development cycles and processes including the V-cycle.

  • Expertise in MatLab Tools Suite

  • Proficiency in Product Data Management systems for document control and workflow management (ENOVIA is a plus)

What you’ll get from us:

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)

At Eaton, we strive to provide compensation and benefits that attract, engage, and retain the best talent. This includes competitive pay and a variety of benefit programs for eligible employees.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $101,360 - $139,370 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.

This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program.

We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview (https://www.eaton.com/content/dam/eaton/company/careers/US%20Benefits%20updated%2010.24.22.pdf) . Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.


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: AccommodationsForApplying@Eaton.com

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

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 have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – Canada

Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes – Remote

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time