Senior Staff Electrical Engineer

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our Neuromodulation business is an area of expertise for Abbott. This business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. Our Solutions include Proclaim (TM) XR SCS System, the #1 Spinal cord stimulator on the market, Proclaim (TM) DRG Neurostimulator, the only FDA approved DRG therapy and a market leader in radiofrequency ablation therapy, Abbott RFA. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum. Our deep brain stimulation technology for progressive diseases help people manage their Parkinson's disease and essential tremor symptoms, steering away from side effects.

Our location in Plano, TX currently has an opportunity for a Senior Staff Electrical Engineer. The Senior Staff Engineer owns embedded system development from requirements through commercial launch while providing influence and contributing to engineering excellence in the field of neuromodulation. independently to effectively design new products, fixtures, and development tools in a fast-paced cross-functional design environment. Stays current on new technologies and design practices and utilizes them in new designs. Provides instruction, oversight, and mentoring to other design engineers. Exhibits quality in their work and pushes for excellence in themselves and the team. expert knowledge of sound design principles and practices

  • Function as a central electrical engineering expert within and across business units
  • Provide influence and contribute to engineering excellence in the field of neuromodulation
  • Create novel design solutions that expand the business's intellectual property
  • Understand internal & external customer needs and how to exceed their expectations
  • Ensure that program objectives are determined and met, and resources are effectively coordinated
  • Develop architecture and strategy for analog and digital circuit design for embedded systems
  • Optimize electrical circuits through characterization, modeling, data analysis and statistics
  • Develop models and/or simulations to address complex physics design problems
  • Maintain best in class, expert knowledge in current and novel technologies for embedded systems
  • Develop team through mentorship, training, and adoption of development best practices
  • Simplify complex topics and communicate them effectively
  • Present to cross functional team and management
  • Develop test methods and fixtures for advanced design characterization
  • Conduct risk analysis on projects and product designs
  • Conduct root cause analysis for high priority design issues
  • Contribute to external technical committees (ISO, EN, etc.) as a representative of Abbott
  • Engage teams within Abbott and across the field of active implantable devices to utilize the latest technology and expertise across the business
  • Engage with industry regulators (FDA, BSI, etc.) to explain novel designs or technical analysis in support of device submissions


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or related field
  • Minimum 12+ years of relevant electrical engineering experience in the design of embedded PCB assemblies.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of sound design principles and practices
  • Extensive hands-on analog & digital circuit design experience for embedded systems
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and initiatives to successful outcomes
  • Working knowledge of electromagnetic physics and analysis
  • Experience with firmware and software development
  • Advanced knowledge of statistics & data visualization techniques
  • Strong communication & presentation skills


  • Experience with FDA & medical device development. Medical device industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or related field
  • RF hardware and/or Bluetooth Low Energy design experience
  • Mixed signal IC development experience
  • Experience with large data set analysis and/or machine learning tools & techniques
  • Takes the initiative to recognize and solve problems proactively
  • Understands internal & external customer needs and how to exceed their expectations
  • Extensive hands-on analog & digital circuit design experience for embedded systems
  • Comfortable using math and physics to solve engineering problems


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

· Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

· Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

· Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

· Paid time off

· 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

· The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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