Abbott Manager, Electrical Engineering in Pleasanton, California

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.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Electrical Engineer Manager/Staff Electrical Engineer to play a key role in Abbott’s Mechanical Circulatory Support R&D organization. In this position, you will provide functional and technical leadership for the electrical engineering team that is responsible for the product development of new products and subsystems for our market-leading Ventricular-Assist devices. The MCS division of Abbott is known for its HeartMate suite of Ventricular-Assist systems that have improved the lives of tens of thousands of patients suffering from heart failure as well as their families.

The selected candidate will apply multidisciplinary engineering knowledge and management skills to provide guidance to the EE team for product development activities and logistics including electrical engineering design, participating in design reviews, program scoping/planning, and qualification activities. This candidate will also provide coaching and mentoring to the engineering team to increase technical proficiency and a path for career growth.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coaching, mentorship, and constructive feedback to the team to provide career development and growth.

  • Technical design leadership and mentorship, including demonstration and adoption of engineering best practices.

  • Maintaining a safe, positive, and engaged work environment. Inspiring an energized, empowered and accountable work force.

  • Self-contribution of technical and engineering deliverables in a working manager role.

  • Managing the development of goals, objectives and strategies for electrical engineering team.

  • Working with program managers and other functional managers to allocate people and resources per plan and budget. Ensuring the team is aligned with meeting program timelines and milestones.

  • Communicating to senior management as required including technical presentations, status updates, and program reviews as required.

  • Coordinates and manages resources to meet detailed project timelines and milestones.

  • Remains current on developments in field(s) of expertise, regulatory requirements, as well as industry trends.

  • Promoting and supporting the development intellectual property by the EE team as appropriate.

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

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 10 years of progressively increased work experience in a high technology research and development environment

  • 5+ years of experience in a regulated (FDA or similar) environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership skills and experience managing a team

  • 4+ years of experience at a supervisory/managerial level

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal). Must be able to effectively communicate information succinctly at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model

  • Strong organizational, planning, and budgeting skills

  • Ability to travel approximately 15%, including international travel

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