Allegion Lead Industrial Designer in Carmel, Indiana

Lead Industrial Designer

Are you passionate about product design? Do you have a deep knowledge of style and home décor? Do you enjoy exploring new ideas, new technologies, and creatively solving customer needs? Are you looking to grow in your career, to guide teams of designers, influence projects, and support younger designers? Are you ready for the next challenge?

Allegion, a leader in the security and safety industry, is looking for a highly creative and organized lead industrial designer to join our in-house design team. At Allegion, we are devoted to making innovative and stylish products that make our world safer, more convenient, and more secure. Our products include locks and security devices used throughout the world in residential, commercial, and portable security markets. Allegion consists of over 30 brands including Schlage, known for residential and commercial locks since 1920.

As part of our in-house design team, you’ll be joining a growing and energetic part of our organization. The ID team supports all our North American brands and many of our global brands as well. Our project work consists of a wide array of locks, door control, and bike locking and accessories.

As a lead industrial designer, you’ll be responsible for multiple projects and will need to be skilled in collaboration and communication, both within the department and cross-functionally. In addition, we are seeking someone with experience in the design process, manufacturing, aesthetics, navigating corporate organizations, and mentoring younger designers. This role also includes contributing to department planning and management.

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work on new technologies and innovative solutions and work directly with our engineering and advanced development teams. Our work extends beyond the technical, as you’ll be called upon to provide style and aesthetic guidance. A deep understanding and passion for home décor and architectural-based style is a must.

Specific qualifications

  • A 4 or 5-year degree in Industrial Design

  • 10 years’ experience in Industrial Design

  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to lead multiple projects and commit to and meet deadlines while ensuring quality of designs.

  • Knowledge of home décor and / or architectural aesthetics and trends

  • Knowledge of manufacturing and the ability to incorporate materials and production methods into design concepts. (Specific knowledge of casting desirable but not required)

  • Effective communication of design and design research and the ability to influence through verbal and documented means.

  • Open-mindedness towards new ideas, and balanced, fair evaluation of ideas and concepts.

  • Highly proficient in 3d modeling. Ability to quickly learn new modeling software. (working knowledge of Creo (Pro-engineer) is desired but not required)

  • Proficient with Microsoft software, Adobe Creative suite, and rendering software such as Keyshot

  • Self-starter and committed to the completion of projects.

  • A passion for design and the creation of quality products that delight customers.

Allegion is a diverse and inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are dedicated to hiring qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. If for any reason you cannot apply through the career site, please click here at for special accommodation.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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