1+ months

Engineering Director

Alameda, 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.

Director of Engineering Job Description

Main Purpose of the Role

The Director of Engineering is responsible for all electrical and embedded firmware design activities. This includes the integration of hardware and firmware as functioning embedded systems. The director plays a key role with other leaders to ensure that the complete product is optimally designed as a system. As a member of a leadership team, there is a shared responsibility with the mechanical engineering, manufacturing process, and application software teams to develop entire products. The director ensures, working together with these other technical leaders, that system design methodology is consistent. The director also plays a role in improving design methodologies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Technical Leadership: Participate as an active development team member on all projects. Ensure solid design methodologies are followed. Develop the design culture in the groups to improve quality and consistency in design.
  • Develop technical leaders: Identify technical team members with leadership potential and provide for them the necessary mentoring, training, and leadership opportunities necessary for them to be able to lead complex technical projects.
  • Technical management: As appropriate, because of strategic importance or technical complexity, act as the technical manager on a specific project. This responsibility includes being the lead system engineer for the project, developing and managing the technical schedule, as well as collaborating with the technical lead, operations team, and commercial team.
  • Resource Management: Determine resource needs by quarter as input to the regular budget cycle. On a regular basis, manage the changing resource demand across multiple projects. Provide new hire proposals as resource demand increases.
  • Project Budget: Support direct reports that are involved in active budget management on projects. May be responsible for directly managing project budget on a project.
  • Technology Development: Participate in the analysis of new technologies as they may apply to proposed future product development. Contribute new technologies or processes that may be of future or current value.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • 2 direct reports: Electrical and Embedded Software Engineering Managers
    • 30 indirect reports
    • Indirectly manage local and off-shore engineering contractors
    • Identify and qualify engineering contractors as needed.
      Job Family: Engineering
      Division: ADC Diabetes Care
      Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
      Medical Surveillance: No
      Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Posted: 2018-05-16 Expires: 2019-02-03

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