If you desire to be part of something special, to be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team – winning is fun. We are looking forward to a Senior Specialist--Power Electronics Systems in Shanghai. In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are - it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals.

This role is within Eaton Research Labs. The successful candidate has the principal goal of identifying, developing, and justifying commercialization of significant growth opportunities for diverse Eaton businesses in the area of power electronics, power converters, power systems, electric drives, electromagnetics, numerical modeling and controls.

This exciting role offers opportunity to:

+ Leads complex global technology realization programs/projects involving multiple stakeholders external to Eaton utilizing our internal project execution processes, including Gate Reviews, Design Reviews, and Technical Reviews. (external partners include universities, National Labs, government entities, manufacturing partners, etc.)

+ Participates and presents in ideation events (Innovation Summits, Design Bursts, etc.)

+ Serve as principle investigator in developing and commercializing early stage technology

+ Influences the business strategy and associated product roadmaps as a result of technical expertise and reputation as trusted advisor

+ Serves as the Eaton recognized expert in a key technology area

+ Performs tech scouting for Eaton (monitoring technology landscape for the future)

+ Proven track record on both success and failure of commercial early stage technology

+ Strategically identify leading external partnerships, outside technologies and best practices for multiple applications within Eaton that has cross alignment to multiple technology platforms and business strategies

+ Leads open innovation events with universities and external institutes that align with Power Block strategy

+ Serves as a subject matter expert externally and internally. This includes leadership/active participation in external industry and technical groups, mentoring junior level staff and consulting internal business and engineering partners.

+ Actively contributes to and guides team members on IP generation


+ Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with 10+ years working experience is required.

+ Power electronics applications in multiple industries, especially on drives, UPS and MV, hands on experience of product design System architecture of power electronics products.

+ Power electronics topologies like AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC, AC/AC, familiar with the designs, trade-offs and control strategies.

+ Components of power-electronic systems (e.g. semiconductors, gate drives, bulk capacitors, inductors, transformers, bus-bars, heat-sinks, current sensor technologies, voltage sensor technologies, etc.)

+ Thermal solutions of power electronic components and how they relate to the design, packaging and lifetime of power electronic systems.

+ Power electronics modeling & simulation tools (MATLAB Simulink, pSPICE, etc.)

+ Rapid-prototyping platforms and tools such as dSPACE, OPAL-RT, LabVIEW, RTDS, etc.

+ Familiar with DSPs, MCUs and FPGAs and associated software and firmware development

+ Familiar with the design and analysis of magnetic components for power electronics circuits—such as high-frequency inductors and transformers—and an extensive knowledge of the materials and construction techniques and how they affect their characteristics.

+ Familiar with EMI/EMC analysis and filter design

Yes! Because you are the one we are looking for, we hope to hear from you now!


Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Engineering

Region: Asia Pacific

Organization: CTO Corporate Technology Office

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

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.


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.

At Eaton, we value many of the skills and competencies that you gained in your military career. Leadership, discipline, creativity, integrity and teamwork – these are our values too. As we aspire to be a model of inclusion and diversity in our industry, we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique. We create an environment that fosters learning and teaching, allowing employees to reach their full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

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