Electrical Engineer I

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Electrical Engineer I - Heart Failure Therapy Pleasanton, CA

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott's Electrophysiology and Heart Failure (EPHF) division, we're advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies, As a global leader in Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy, our breakthrough medical device technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster.

As Electrical Engineer I, you will play a key role in Abbott's Mechanical Circulatory Support R&D organization. In this position, you will contribute to the electrical engineering team that is responsible for the development of new products and subsystems for our market-leading Ventricular-Assist devices. The MCS division of Abbott is known for its HeartMate suite of Ventricular-Assist systems that continue to improve the lives of tens of thousands of patients suffering from heart failure as well as their families.

In this role, you will apply your electrical engineering knowledge in product development efforts including electrical engineering design, participating in design reviews, program scoping/planning, and qualification activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to engineering in the field of Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Creates novel design solutions that expand the business's intellectual property
  • Seeks to understand internal & external customer needs and how to exceed their expectations
  • Contributes to program objectives, and helps ensure resources are effectively coordinated
  • Contributes to the development of architecture and strategy for analog and digital circuit design for embedded and implantable systems
  • Optimizes electrical circuits through characterization, modeling, data analysis and statistics
  • Will develop models and/or simulations to address complex physics design problems
  • Develops knowledge in current and novel technologies for embedded and implantable systems
  • Contributes to team effectiveness
  • Simplifies complex topics and communicates them effectively
  • May presents to cross functional team and management
  • Learns to develop test methods and fixtures for advanced design characterization
  • Learns to conduct risk analysis on projects and product designs
  • Learns to conduct root cause analysis for high priority design issues
  • Contributes to external technical committees (ISO, EN, etc.) as a representative of Abbott as needed.
  • Engages teams within Abbott and across the field of active implantable devices to utilize the latest technology and expertise across the business
  • Engages with industry regulators (FDA, BSI, etc.) to explain novel designs or technical analysis in support of device submissions
  • Position may require up to 10% travel

Experience and Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or related field
  • Internship or 3+ months of relevant implantable electrical engineering experience in the design of EE analog and digital circuitry and PCB assemblies.

Preferred Qualifications / Education
  • Master's degree in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or related field (advanced degree may substitute for some years of experience)
  • Knowledge of sound design principles and practices
  • Hands-on magnetics, and high voltage/ low voltage analog circuit design experience
  • Experience in Control Loop theory and the design and implementation of stable systems
  • Experience with EMC requirements and test methods
  • Experience in circuit and magnetic modeling and simulation methods
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and initiatives to successful outcomes
  • Working knowledge of electromagnetic physics and analysis
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Experience with FDA & medical device development
  • Experience in magnetics design, including AC/DC and DC/DC converters
  • Experience in low voltage and high voltage circuit design and PCB layout techniques
  • Understanding of motor control and physiological flow parameters
  • Understanding of wireless energy transfer and rechargeable batteries
  • Experience with design and characterization of implantable electronics.
  • RF hardware and/or Bluetooth Low Energy design experience
  • Experience with EMC requirements and test methods
  • 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 and simulation 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
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • 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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