Abbott Staff Systems Engineer in Slymar, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


Position Summary

Leads a cross functional team in the development of new products. Finds solutions to complex product development problems. Develops system level design documentation and requirements specification, working with marketing, engineering and other stakeholders Provides specialized functions such as algorithm development, user interface development or data analysis methodology. Develops and follows specialized procedures in executing tests with documentation of results . Develops working relationships with cross functional groups.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead/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.

  • Develop design processes.

  • Lead, 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 high quality solutions


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


  • BS in engineering or physical science or related field or equivalent. MS degree preferred.

  • 8 years product development experience in Engineering or physical science.

  • Experience credit for advanced degrees beyond BS (2 years for Masters; 4 years for Doctorate).

  • Experience in general engineering/science 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, software, mathematical, chemical or biochemical technologies as they pertain to the design, integration, evaluation and commercialization of medical device systems.

  • Ability to work on many projects concurrently.


Product Development


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > California : 13150 Telfair Avenue





Yes, 10 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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