Abbott Senior Test Automation Engineer in Plano, Texas

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.


Under general direction, works independently to design new automated test designs, fixtures, tools and processes and maintain existing products in a fast-paced cross-functional design environment. Provides instruction, oversight, and mentoring to other design engineers. Stays current on new technologies and design practices and utilizes them in new designs. Exhibits quality in their work and pushes for excellence in themselves and others.

Job Duties

  • Ownership of automated test system design cycle from requirements through product launch. Test systems require various design elements including. embedded firmware, hardware circuit/pcb design, and software test applications

  • Applies advanced engineering and scientific principles to circuit designs, software/firmware development, simulations and test data to determine optimal design choices and solutions to issues

  • Responsible for developing new designs independently while effectively leveraging other team members

  • Plans and coordinates design activities with larger product development and manufacturing team to assure project completion

  • Investigates and addresses key issues with existing test system products and supports various R&D and manufacturing teams

  • Mentors and trains other design engineers

  • This is a non-supervisory role

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer, Software, or Electrical Engineering or related field

  • 7+ years of relevant test system design experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in embedded firmware design

  • Demonstrated expertise in mixed signal automated testing, including circuit design and analysis.

  • Knowledge of sound electrical hardware and software/firmware design principles and practices as well as experience with configuration control and defect management tools.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate at multiple levels of the organization

D esired Qualifications

  • Relevant Master’s degree or higher is a plus

  • Experience with MSP430 microcontroller

  • Experience with BLE communication protocol

  • Experience with C#.

  • Experience with medical device design

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email