1+ months
2018-03-192018-08-19

R&D Systems Engineering - Systems Design Lead

Abbott
Irving, TX

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.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Initialize design definition, establish design characteristics and design enablers related to each system element, assess alternatives for obtaining system elements, and manage the design
  • Develop, define, and document as-is design features, target architectures, and transformational roadmaps
    • Provide the vision for how the system should evolve over time and conducts trade studies, as needed, to identify and compare alternative design solutions.
      • Has Technical Reviews Design Authority
        • Design for Excellence (DFX) Review
        • Verification & Validation Plan Review
        • Design Verification Review
        • Design Validation Review
        • Peer Review
          • Serve as a problem solver and technical subject matter expert (SME) providing technical resources, industry standard methodologies, and proven techniques to perform infrastructure and architecture development
          • Recommend possible solutions to complex or ambiguous customer challenges and applies technical expertise in defining scopes and appropriate approaches to new assignments
          • Mentor Systems Engineers in R&D Systems Engineering approach
          • Collaborate with Systems Architect(s) on product/technology evaluations
          • Collaborate with R&D Product Management on On-Market/Sustainment lessons learned to facilitate product improvements

            Knowledge & Experience required for successful performance:

            • 10+ years practicing systems engineering in an industry recognized for systems engineering excellence
            • Engineering or life sciences background
            • Experience in coordinating technology designs with architectural requirements and constraints
            • An understanding of contemporary requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, verification, and management practices and the ability to apply them in practice
            • An understanding of how to practice requirements engineering according to several software development life cycles in a team environment
            • Knowledge of product management concepts and how enterprise products are positioned and developed
            • Experience using configuration management, requirements management, issue tracking systems
            • 8+ years experience in
              • Technical information analysis
              • Technical product integration
              • Data analytics / big data
              • Graphics processing unit (GPU) and central processing unit (CPU )programming
              • Microprocessor software and/or hardware
              • Software, Firmware development
              • Real-time operating systems
              • High performance computing (HPC)
              • Presenting different levels of abstraction
              • Visual renditions of different abstractions and viewpoints
              • Complex and scalable services
              • Adept at conflict management
              • Knowledge of Systems Engineering Best Practices and Tools
              • Applies project management principles

                Candidate should possess the following Skills & Attributes:

                • Interviewing
                • Listening
                • Analytical/Critical Thinking
                • Facilitation
                • Observational
                • Writing Requirements
                • Organizational
                • Interpersonal 
                • Modeling          
                • Political Impartiality                                
                • Judgment and Decision-Making/Decisive                                        
                • Negotiation  
                • Visionary                                   
                • Detailed-Oriented                            
                • Verbal & Written Communication                      
                • Mentoring                                                       
                • Business Acumen                                                 
                • System Analysis                                                          
                • Able to Lead, Follow, and Work Well Within a Team                 
                • Problem Solving Within Team
                • Environment (Problem Analysis)              
                • Customer-Focus                  
                • Able to Prioritize and Execute Tasks                                  
                • Highly Technical                            
                • Able to Decipher Highly Technical Data (Understanding Complexity) 
                • Project Organization   
                • Logical Cognitive Skills    
                • Ability to Apply Scientific Methods                                   
                • Ability to Identify Variables Affecting Quality    
                • Ability to Apply and Guide Team On
                  • Systems Theory                  
                  • Emergence                    
                  • System Patterns                           
                  • System Taxonomies                                 
                  • Interdependencies   
                  • Total Life Cycle View                                                            
                  • Multiple and Holistic Perspectives                   
                  • System Definition, Purpose, Scoping
                    Job Family: Product Development
                    Division: ADD Diagnostics
                    Travel: No
                    Medical Surveillance: No
                    Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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