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Lead Electronics Engineer Job

Job Classification:  Semi-Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this Team:

Do you enjoy collaboration across functions? Do you want to be involved in new product development as well as existing product improvement? This team partners with Design Engineering teams across the enterprise and works to improve production function, form, and cost. This exciting group is both diverse and innovative. Lead Electronics Design Engineers are responsible for the foundation of our illumination Systems strategic vision, leading teams, innovative solution design, and product lifecycle management, which shape corporate and personal financial success. This specific role provides exposure to fundamentals of Acuity Brands Engineering, Optics, Supply Chain, Finance, Product Management, and Product Marketing teams which support your career growth opportunities. If you enjoy a fast pace and are looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset, then this is the role for you!

How you will contribute:

  • Leading cross-functional teams in design of new product and improvement of existing product
  • Providing Quality Illumination Systems, which delight Acuity Brands customers by meeting expectations of targeted performance while achieving internal financial metrics
  • Contributing significantly to the overall ideation, architecture and design of Illumination Systems by integrating best in class LEDs, Controls and Electronics
  • Researching, prototyping, and creating lighting designs utilizing electronics, photometrics, reliability and regulatory solutions while managing project time lines
  • Developing product test plans to validate warranty, regulatory certification (UL/CSA), feature validation and interoperability which will achieve the Customer expectations
  • Supporting LEAN Activities and seek continuous improvement of product and processes

Qualified Applicants will have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or a related discipline; Electrical Engineering focus preferred 
  • Five years of experience working in Electrical Engineering required with proficiency in Electronics Design; Lighting Industry experience preferred
  • Proficiency at applying the fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics with ability to read electrical wiring diagrams
  • Demonstrated successful collaboration and leadership within a cross functional team and matrix management organization
  • Ability to travel for role between 1-15% of the time
  • Physical ability to lift up to 25 lbs


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  2501

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Electrical, Electronics Engineer, Engineer, Electronics, Supply, Engineering, Technology, Operations

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