1+ months
2018-03-152018-04-27

Sr. Systems Engineer

Abbott
Sunnyvale, 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.

Support product development efforts as a key member of program teams by leading systems engineering tasks. Defining, developing or validating a smaller program or several features on a major program.

  • Gathers, understands, and analyzes input requirements from stakeholders for new medical devices and/or device features while supporting the instrumentation/serviceinfrastructure.  Translates information into specific system features.
  • Synthesizes all gathered information together with technical and regulatory constraints in order to define a system and its behavior resulting in defining a system specification.
  • Assists in determining priorities for new products.
  • Performs technical planning and performance evaluation studies, conducts technology assessment activities, analyzes system integration issues, generates initial baseline interface specifications, estimates costs and risk, and evaluates customer satisfaction through testing (alpha and beta), analysis and studies.
  • Assign projects to specific teams and determine how systems will be architected and implemented.  Provides guidance and leadership to teams as appropriate.
  • Evaluates prototypes formally and informally through structured and ad hoc testing.  Test aspects of new projects or algorithms to evaluate prototypes and validate output to meet intended use requirements.
  • Involvement in the development of system verification and validation plans, tracking of activities and the conduct of tests.
  • Identifies and resolves issues, escalating as appropriate.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendor.

    General Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related engineering field. Master’s degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 6 years of relevant, progressively more responsible work experience in medical product development and/or a graduate degree with relevant project experience. 
    • Demonstrated ability to apply an expert understanding of clinical application to issues in order to bring tasks to resolution within assigned projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to design and conduct tests of complex electronics or microprocessor based medical systems.
    • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
    • Knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology or implantable cardiac pacemaker/defibrillator products preferred.
      Job Family: Product Development
      Division: ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical
      Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
      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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