1+ months

Sr. Director, Engineering

Burlington, MA 01803

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.


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.



Position Summary:

Responsible for overall technical leadership.  Provides guidance for the design and development of company products.  Works closely with senior management to establish product development goals while ensuring market compatibility. 

Essential Functions:

  • Technical leader within the company.
  • Formulates and implements research and development programs, policies, and procedures required to support profitable growth.
  • Provides leadership to design/development teams to keep focus.
  • Provides design/development teams with appropriate resources to perform assigned tasks.
  • Interfaces with appropriate internal and external resources to ensure intellectual property is appropriately protected.
  • Interfaces with appropriate internal and external resources (regulatory, customers, etc.) to ensure development programs meet regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Obtains capital resources to meet company goals.
  • Provides technical assistance for diagnosing design and manufacturing quality problems.
  • Keeps senior management team informed of design/development progress and issues.
  • Guides development and documentation of test plan protocols, standard operating procedures, specifications and test procedures.
  • Develops departmental budget estimates.
  • Contributes to business unit and divisional strategy planning.
  • Participates in review boards for intellectual property, CAPA, complaints, business unit planning, and others as necessary.
  • Reviews and provides functional approval for project and quality system documentation.
  • Hires and develops employees, as well as manage performance, to achieve functional excellence.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Other Duties:

    • Evaluates potential business partners, including physicians, vendors, contract product development and manufacturing companies. 
    • Develops and manages organizational plans and resources for the specific department and business units for which they are responsible. 
    • Provides mentorship and career development oversight for direct report employees.
    • Tracks and forecasts divisional and product and technology projects 
    • Support all Divisional initiatives as identified by divisional management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements


      • Four year degree in a technical field, preferably electrical, software, or biomedical engineering.
      • Minimum of twenty (20) years experience in class 3 medical device development and/or other highly regulated industry
      • Previous experience leading/managing an R&D or engineering function.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • Experience in an R&D focused, speed to market culture.
      • Master’s degree in a technical or business field is preferred.","industry":"HealthcareDivision: EPHF Electrophysiology & Heart Failure
        Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
        Medical Surveillance: No
        Significant Work Activities: Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)


Posted: 2020-04-10 Expires: 2020-08-05

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