Senior Electrical Engineer
Nicholasville, KY Engineering
Job Type

Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G) delivers proven locking solutions that protect people and assets to the government, financial institutions and communities around the world. A trusted Global brand, Sargent & Greenleaf leads the industry in providing businesses solutions to customers who require quality and reliable high-security locking systems. 

Our unique portfolio of locks and locking systems serves a wide range of our customers’ security needs across industries and applications. Together, we are on a mission to make the world more secure today and in the future.

Job Summary: 

Responsible for the design and development of new high-security locks and locking systems as well as support and maintenance for existing products.  The position requires a high level of responsibility and ownership, and requires the management of multiple objectives, projects, and activities at one time. The position provides the opportunity to work for a global organization, with talented engineers and colleagues, in a fast-paced work environment.


  · Research, analyze and design electronic hardware with latest technology embedded microcontrollers, analog and digital components and circuits

· Create PCB schematics and layouts for new products, prototypes, and manufacturing test fixtures

· Design, code, test and document new embedded firmware applications or feature enhancements to existing applications

· Perform code reviews, unit testing, and system testing

· Manage the delivery of test data and documentation for agency certification

· Stay abreast of competitive products in residential, commercial and government segments. Champion and perform analysis of competitive products.

· Investigate new/existing technologies

· Lead cross-functional delivery teams and development partners to provide technical support and drive project deliverables

· Partner with Manufacturing, Quality and Supply Chain to drive product and business operational improvements 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

· Demonstrated leadership with cross functional teams in the development of embedded electronics and similar components.

· Track record of successful project delivery

· Knowledge of C, C++, Java, C#, .NET

· Experience in code management tools such as SVN, GIT, and Perforce

· Skilled in PCB schematic and layout design

· Strong knowledge of test and measurement equipment including oscilloscopes, multi-meters, data acquisition and EMC test equipment

· Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community 

· Ability to think creatively and seek innovative solutions to complex technical/business problems

· Ability to plan, organize and prioritize effectively

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Exceptional interpersonal/team skills

Education / Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in electronics, engineering, computer science, or similar background required. 

· Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a world class manufacturing environment.

· Leadership experience in a professional environment is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

· Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

· Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

· Must be able to navigate various departments of the organization’s physical premises.


S&G Vision & Values:

· S&G is a passionate team with a continuous improvement culture dedicated to delivering trusted and transformative locking solutions while consistently exceeding customer expectations.

· Must be a champion of the S&G corporate values of accountability, integrity, respect, teamwork, community, innovation, and leadership.

· S&G is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.