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Staff Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Staff Systems Engineer

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Santa Clara, CA location in the Hematology business. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

As the Staff Systems Engineer, you’ll be responsible for being our internal product and technology expert who can lead a cross functional team on the development of on-market products. Finds solutions to complex product development problems. Develops system level design documentation and requirements specification, working with marketing, engineering, and other stakeholders. Participates in specialized functions such as Develops and follows specialized procedures in executing experiments, evaluation, and documentation of results. Develops working relationships with cross functional groups.

What You’ll Work On

  • Perform product definition, system architecture, requirements writing, requirements management, requirements analysis, risk analysis, hazard analysis, product test and evaluation, System V & V, and/or design control documentation.

  • Optimizes design processes.

  • Design and conduct system level characterization/verification of complex systems; collect, organize, analyze, and document test results.

  • Integrate analytical and performance related elements with software, hardware, and electronics system components.

  • Communicate effectively and participate on cross functional development teams with good negotiating skills to direct multi-disciplinary teams toward solutions.

  • Collaborates across functional areas - Interprets, presents, and delivers information with product team members, scientists, engineers, and other systems development personnel across sites.

  • Ensures quality through design Techniques and Design Alternatives - Leads and participates in Engineering Design Reviews utilizing Engineering Procedures and Engineering Tools, makes recommendations, and identifies design alternatives.

  • Obtains Customer Feedback for new and/or Improve Products - Obtains and provides inputs from internal sources and other internal or external customers and integrates inputs into product to achieve engineering goals.

  • Selects, builds, and maintain Third Party Manufacturer (TPM) product and partner relationship - For Third Party Manufacturer products, leads the assessment of the proposed design and verification of subsystem or system to meet corresponding requirements.

  • Responsible for utilizing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Failure to properly define requirements, integrate all systems, verify/validate requirements could result in product introduction delays and quality issues.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and performing other duties as assigned by management.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or physical science or related field, OR and equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Minimum 6 years experience.

  • Product development experience in Engineering or physical science.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree preferred

  • Experience working in manufacturing or with a Third-Party Manufacturer is a plus

  • Experience in general engineering principals and laboratory skills.

  • Strong knowledge of defined development process that is consistent with ISO, FDA design control standards or requirements.

  • Experienced in one or more of the following: Electro-mechanical, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or mathematical, , technologies as they pertain to the design, integration, evaluation, and commercialization of diagnostic systems.

  • Ability to work on many subjects concurrently.

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $95,500.00 – $190,900.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.