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Abbott Staff System Design Engineer in Plano, Texas

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

Our Neuromodulation business is an area of expertise for Abbott. This business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. Our Solutions include Proclaim (TM) XR SCS System, the #1 Spinal cord stimulator on the market, Proclaim (TM) DRG Neurostimulator, the only FDA approved DRG therapy and a market leader in radiofrequency ablation therapy, Abbott RFA.  These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum. Our deep brain stimulation technology for progressive diseases help people manage their Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor symptoms, steering away from side effects.

Our location in Plano, TX currently has an opportunity for a Staff System Design Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity to join Abbott's dynamic, growing new product development team committed to innovating the treatment of chronic pain and motion disorder.


  • The System Design Engineer will participate the detailed system design activities within a therapy group from design initiation through commercial launch. The related work covers architecting the system, designing the interfaces and interactions between complex components of a Neuromodulation therapy system, including but not limited to the algorithms, electro-mechanical interfaces, data management, communication and cybersecurity.

  • They will support the system requirement team in the generation and allocation of design input.

  • They will work with the functional team architect (EE/ME/FW/SW) to guide the detailed design implementation. They will also provide critical system design input to the system integration and validation and verification team on test case/methodology development.

  • The System Design Engineer works in a fast-paced cross-functional technical team environment, using the latest technologies and industry practices to push for excellence in themselves and the team.



  • BS/MS Degree in electrical, computer engineering, physics or related field

  • 8+ years of experience in an R&D role

  • Experience in the successful delivery of complex technology programs

  • Experience in R&D development, including the system architect, design and integration of complex multi-discipline systems

  • Experience in designing/developing embedded systems, work includes, hardware, firmware, interface to software, wireless communication design, control systems etc.

  • Collaborative, team oriented

  • Strong written, verbal, and communication skills


  • PhD degree in electrical, computer engineering, physics or related field is a plus

  • Experience with data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence algorithms is a plus

  • Agile development methods and best practices is a plus

  • Experience designing systems according to IEC60601 and ISO14708-1 compliance standards. Knowledge of developing products in a regulated environment, medical device industry is a plus

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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