1+ months

Senior Electrical Engineer

Pleasanton, CA

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Staff Electrical Engineer to play a key role in our electrical engineering team and as part of Abbott’s Mechanical Circulatory Support R&D group.  In this position, you will design and develop new products for our market-leading Ventricular-Assist devices.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Design and oversee implementation of PCBA- -level electronics for life-sustaining medical devices
  • Select appropriate components and technologies
  • Starting from high-level use cases and system requirements as input, author hardware requirement specifications, failure mode analysis, test protocols, test reports and detailed design documents
  • Conduct design reviews to achieve team alignment
  • Develop company’s competitive edge
  • Troubleshoot and debug system level problems and isolate root causes

    Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

    • Bachelor of Science in electrical/electronic engineering
    • Command of analog circuit design and systems theory as it applies to signal acquisition and conditioning or electromechanical control systems
    • Command of schematic capture and circuit layout tools, preferably Altium.
    • A minimum of 8 years of relevant hardware design and development experience, including a minimum of 3 years direct experience in developing active medical devices following design controls
    • Experience in other regulated industry (e.g. aerospace, automotive) will be considered
    • Demonstrated ability to work throughout the product life cycle from developing new concepts to driving the design through transfer to manufacturing
    • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate cross-functionally and at multiple levels in the organization
    • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally

      Your preferred qualifications and education:

      • BS in EE, MS is preferred
      • PCB layout skills (Altium preferred) and familiarity with latest manufacturing processes and limitations (IPC, SMTA)
      • Familiar with IEC 60601-1 basic electrical safety compliance and IEC 60601-1-2 EMC
      • Knowledge of embedded software development or programmable logic is desirable
      • Experience in following design control processes and leading technical design reviews is highly desirable
      • Training and experience in manufacturing processes and methods, especially in the manufacturing of medical devices and/or high-reliability devices
        Job Family: Product Development
        Division: CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure
        Travel: Not specified
        Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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