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Abbott Senior Staff Electrical Engineer (Medical Devices) in Plano, Texas

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

The Senior Staff Engineer owns embedded system development from requirements through commercial launch while providing influence and contributing to engineering excellence in the field of neuromodulation. independently to effectively design new products, fixtures, and development tools in a fast-paced cross-functional design environment. Stays current on new technologies and design practices and utilizes them in new designs. Provides instruction, oversight, and mentoring to other design engineers. Exhibits quality in their work and pushes for excellence in themselves and the team. expert knowledge of sound design principles and practices

Abbott Neuromodulation develops medical implants and accessories to stimulate the nervous system and sense biomarkers for the management of neurological disorders. We are on the forefront of implantable device miniaturization and data science to achieve improved patient outcomes. Through advanced embedded sensing and mobile device apps we create an ecosystem for developing rapid advancements in the field of neuromodulation.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Functions as a central electrical engineering expert within and across business units

  • Provides influence and contributes to engineering excellence in the field of neuromodulation

  • Creates novel design solutions that expand the business’s intellectual property

  • Understands internal & external customer needs and how to exceed their expectations

  • Ensures that program objectives are determined and met, and resources are effectively coordinated

  • Develops architecture and strategy for analog and digital circuit design for embedded systems

  • Optimizes electrical circuits through characterization, modeling, data analysis and statistics

  • Develops models and/or simulations to address complex physics design problems

  • Maintains best in class, expert knowledge in current and novel technologies for embedded systems

  • Develops team through mentorship, training, and adoption of development best practices

  • Simplifies complex topics and communicates them effectively

  • Presents to cross functional team and management

  • Develops test methods and fixtures for advanced design characterization

  • Conducts risk analysis on projects and product designs

  • Conducts root cause analysis for high priority design issues

  • Contributes to external technical committees (ISO, EN, etc.) as a representative of Abbott

  • Engages teams within Abbott and across the field of active implantable devices to utilize the latest technology and expertise across the business

  • Engages with industry regulators (FDA, BSI, etc.) to explain novel designs or technical analysis in support of device submissions

  • Position may require up to 15% travel

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or related field

  • Minimum 12+ years of relevant electrical engineering experience in the design of embedded PCB assemblies.

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of sound design principles and practices

  • Extensive hands-on analog & digital circuit design experience for embedded systems

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and initiatives to successful outcomes

  • Working knowledge of electromagnetic physics and analysis

  • Experience with firmware and software development

  • Advanced knowledge of statistics & data visualization techniques

  • Strong communication & presentation skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with FDA & medical device development. Medical device industry experience strongly preferred.

  • Advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or related field

  • RF hardware and/or Bluetooth Low Energy design experience

  • Mixed signal IC development experience

  • Experience with large data set analysis and/or machine learning tools & techniques

  • Takes the initiative to recognize and solve problems proactively

  • Understands internal & external customer needs and how to exceed their expectations

  • Extensive hands-on analog & digital circuit design experience for embedded systems

  • Comfortable using math and physics to solve engineering problems

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com

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