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Abbott Senior Electrical Engineer in Alameda, California

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

At Abbott, we believe people with diabetes should have the freedom to enjoy active lives. That’s why we’re focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health more effectively and comfortably, with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.

Our location in Alameda, CA , currently has an opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer . Work independently in a lead role, or as part of a team to design, develop, and troubleshoot critical electrical designs. Identify, recommend, implement significant and/or complex new electrical design improvements or technologies that meet regulatory requirements. May lead multiple electrical engineering activities. Develop cross-functional working relationships and provide effective communication to Senior Management.


  • Research, specify, design, verify, and validate very low-power analog front-end design and battery-powered embedded systems per applicable regulatory standards for medical devices.

  • Working experience in EMC/EMI design and testing for regulatory standards.

  • Proficient in PCB layout using Altium design tools. Anticipate and resolve DFM and DFT issues.

  • Develop product specifications, design FMEAs, and V&V test protocols.

  • Ensure that electrical design and test equipment meet applicable industry and medical device standards

  • Communicate effectively to and participate in cross-functional development teams.

  • Create and review electrical design specifications and product requirements.

  • Write and submit Engineering Change Orders in Agile (a product life cycle management tool.)

  • Act as an independent reviewer on programs not directly involved.

  • Comply with all applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and perform other duties as assigned by the Management Team



  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum 10 years years of experience of relevant experience

  • Mastery of fundamental Electrical Engineering principles.

  • Solid knowledge of regulations and industry standards for medical device development including but not limited to ISO 13485, ISO 14971, and FDA Guidance for medical device development.

  • Experience in performing complex engineering calculations and relating results to design verification tests including statistical analysis and tolerance analysis

  • Working knowledge in writing process, product requirements, and design specifications.

  • Understanding of processes used in the design and manufacturing of medical devices, particularly those for very low-current, battery-powered handheld, wearable, and body-worn devices.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Preferred Skills/Technologies: PCB layout using Altium design tool, EMC design and test (NFC, BLE, Cellular), DFM, DFT, ultra-low power analog design, Agile PLM tool, design requirement management tools such as DOORS and SysML


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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