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Allegion Lead Hardware Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana

Creating Peace of Mind by Pioneering Safety and Security

At Allegion, we help keep the people you know and love safe and secure where they live, work and visit. With more than 30 brands, 11,000+ employees globally and products sold in 130 countries, we specialize in security around the doorway and beyond.

Lead Hardware Engineer

Allegion is looking for a highly motivated Lead Hardware Engineer capable of working collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment. The candidate will be expected to participate in all project development phases for new product development hardware designs. Additionally, the candidate will supervise, coach, and/or mentor hardware engineering team members. The candidate selected will need to be an organized self-starter comfortable working in a fast-paced design culture.

What You Will Do:

  • Possess a high technical proficiency in embedded hardware design with an emphasis on RF applications.

  • Highly motivated with excellent knowledge in the development of high-volume consumer electronics products.

  • Must have a high emphasis on robust design practices utilizing simulation tools, circuit analysis and documentation, component de-rating, and laboratory evaluation testing.

  • Experience with battery powered embedded electronic analog and digital circuit design.

  • Must have experience completing design validation testing such as EMC/EMI, ESD, environmental and reliability testing.

  • Ability to develop hardware design concepts and architectures for electronic systems.

  • Implement and ensure adherence to engineering processes, best practices, and standards.

  • Capable of developing and providing day-to-day direction and oversight to other hardware engineers.

  • Capable of effectively working with all engineering disciplines in a team environment with good understanding of cross functional design processes (high focus on mechanical and firmware).

  • Demonstrated application of multiple circuit analysis tools and methods.

  • Proficiency with common laboratory equipment such as hand solder instruments, DMMs, oscilloscopes, power supplies, network and spectrum analyzers and other equipment.

  • Will contribute to and possibly lead portions of project design reviews.

  • Responsibility for delivering technical project documentation.

  • Capable of identifying system risks and developing mitigation plans.

  • Can quickly complete root cause analysis and implement corrective action.

  • Ability to solve problems and lead others in resolving problems.

  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills, must be resourceful and flexible, and actively participate in decision making processes.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, effective presentation skills.

  • Possesses good organization skills with the ability to contribute to multiple projects.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

What You Need to Succeed:

  • BS or higher in Electrical Engineering

  • 8+ years in high volume consumer electronics design

  • Experience with RF design is a plus.

  • Experience with IoT design for home automation is a plus

  • Familiarity with PCB layout, fabrication, and assembly processes.

  • Experience in high density electronic design (QFNs, BGAs, Modules).

  • Familiarity with Crypto-Authentication devices is a plus.

  • Experience with ARM based microcontrollers is a plus.

  • Experience with Altium Designer is a plus.

  • Familiarity with NFC, RFID, Proximity, and Smart card technologies is a plus.

  • Familiarity with Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth Low Energy, and/or Wi-Fi radio hardware is a plus.

  • Experience designing embedded electronics for harsh environmental conditions is a plus.

  • Experience working with regulatory bodies such as UL, FCC, and BHMA is a plus.

  • Familiarity with RoHS and REACH conformity is a plus .

Why Work for Us?

Allegion is a Great Place to Grow your Career if:

  • You are seeking a rewarding opportunity that allows you to truly help others. With thousands of employees and customers around the world, there’s plenty of room to make an impact. As our values state, “this is your business, run with it” ( .

  • You value personal well-being and balance, because we do too!

  • You’re looking for a company that will invest in your professional development. As we grow, we want you to grow with us.

  • You want a culture that promotes work-life balance. Our employees enjoy generous paid time off, because at Allegion we recognize that you have a full life outside of work!

What You’ll Get from Us:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance coverage, helping you “be safe, be healthy” (

  • A commitment to your future with a 401K plan, offering a 6% company match and no vesting period

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Discounts through Perks at Work

  • Community involvement and opportunities to give back so you can “serve others, not yourself” (

  • Opportunities to leverage your unique strengths through Clifton Strengths testing and coaching

We Celebrate Who We Are!

Allegion is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. Together, we embrace all differences and similarities among colleagues, as well as the differences and similarities within the relationships that we foster with customers, suppliers and the communities where we live and work. Whatever your background, experience, race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, we will make sure that you have every opportunity to impress us in your application and the opportunity to give your best at work, not because we’re required to, but because it’s the right thing to do. We are also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If for any reason you cannot apply through our career site and require an accommodation or assistance, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team .

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