Abbott Systems Engineer in Burlington, Massachusetts

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

The Senior Systems Engineer is accountable for delivering solutions on complex Research and Development efforts, with some level of novelty. This role is accountable for organizing technical approaches, investigating issues, defining behaviors, leading others in the executing of work, applying expertise and validating designs and products for systems. This role also ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements and performance requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Primarily supports one key major program, but may advise other multiple efforts.

Job Duties:

  • Leads programs while exercising significant novelty and integration across various disciplines as well as team members.

  • Plans and executes the technical strategy to deliver project and department goals; gathers information, frames problems, captures requirements, designing solutions, defining behaviors, investigating issues, evaluating trade-offs, and validating output. Applies skills to planning product development work;

  • Develops and applies an expert understand of designated systems as well as serves as a subject matter expert for the development team regarding behaviors, implementation trade-offs, customer needs, satisfaction of customer needs, clinical applications, and the applicable technologies required to solve problems and deliver upon business objectives. Participates in broad cross-functional reviews of work output.

  • Fosters collaboration with cross-functional teams, platform architects and other leaders to drive work to completion and resolve issues. Successfully influences stakeholders. Communicates effectively with cross-functional teams and senior management. Keeps leadership informed of progress and issues.

  • Innovates within program work to improve the organization, solve technical challenges, and develop intellectual property.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

General Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical, bio-mechanical, or systems)

  • Typically, a minimum of 6+ plus years of progressively more responsible work experience

  • Demonstrated ability to apply an expert understanding of systems to issues in order to bring tasks to resolution within assigned projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate information from varied disciplines including Clinical Medicine, Engineering, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs required.

  • Medical device industry experience preferred, with experience in patient facing devices a plus

  • Experience with wireless communication systems preferred

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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