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Senior Electrical Engineer

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46250

Aug 21, 2021


dormakaba is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Indianapolis, IN New Product Design Team. This role is responsible for researching, defining, and executing on new smart lock and door security hardware. As a Senior Engineer, you will own the electrical architecture, design, process, and delivery required to exceed the customer’s need. You are trusted to own engineering activities for projects including planning, reviewing, and leading engineering efforts from conception through design, validation, and into mass production.



  • Creation and validation of the electrical manufacturing design documents (CAD, drawings) that meet the marketing needs while staying within the business constraints
  • Identifies, Defines, Creates, and records design documentation that prove we meet the business and customer needs, such as electrical tolerance analysis, battery life estimations, DFMEA, Test Plans, 3d interference tolerance analysis, FCC/UL/BHMA compliance, and other related items required by the product development process or through your own knowledge and expertise
  • Makes sound recommendations for components and design process for assemblies that meet the business and product requirements
  • Contributes to the hardware design process, design, and component library
  • Handles final acceptance and delivery of on-site and off-site collaborators, including overseas contractors and local teammates
  • Supports Project Teams Independently through all phases of New Product Development
  • Leads and ensures proper execution on all engineering milestone and phase deliverables through team collaboration, persuasion, or hands-on task execution
  • Participates in international standards committees
  • Assist sthe Project Manager and Product Manager in project justification, planning, and execution activities.
  • Monitors and reports project status and develop contingency plans to assure that product development tasks are completed within time and budget constraints
  • Provides technical support and mentoring to coworkers on engineering tools, processes, and design reviews.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the manager to support departmental goals



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Technology.
  • 7 years of work experience in a design or product development team.
  • Experience launching at least two products successfully into mass production.
  • Specific experience in a product design role for embedded microcontroller-based systems required.
  • Specific experience with Altium or CAD equivalent hardware design tools including multi-layer board design.
  • Specific experience in writing basic firmware for embedded microcontroller-based system.
  • Specific experience with power consumption analysis for low power battery operation preferred.
  • Specific experience with FCC and UL testing preferred.
  • One technology-focused, publicly accessible wiki article, design tutorial, or technical publication preferred.




  • Candidates who embrace dormakaba’s core values will be most successful in our organization: Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, managers, and coworkers
  • Problem solver (always brings solutions, enjoys challenges)
  • Dependable (reliable and follows through on commitments)
  • Continuous improvement/innovative mindset (always looking for better ways of doing things and not satisfied with the status quo)



  • An opportunity to work in global company with a family culture and strong core values (Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance)
  • Competitive pay with great benefits options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, 401(k), Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities 
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.) and much more!



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