Abbott RF Electrical Design Engineer in Sylmar, 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.


Under general direction, works independently to design analog circuits, fixtures, tools and validation processes and maintains existing products in a fast-paced cross-functional design environment. Candidate must be capable of providing instructions, oversight and mentoring to other design engineers. Stays current on analog system design, new technologies, design practices, simulations, regulations and standards and utilizes them in new designs. Exhibits quality and pride in their work and relentlessly pushes for excellence in themselves and others.

Job Duties:

  • Develops analog circuit design including host processor interfacing, component selection and optimization via simulations.

  • Applies advanced analog design engineering and scientific principles to circuit designs and test data to determine optimal design choices and solutions to issues

  • Develops validated test fixtures and methods for analog characterization testing

  • Develops documentation and supporting analysis for analog circuit designs and system integration

  • Develops new designs independently while effectively leveraging other team members

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

  • Investigates and addresses key issues with existing products

  • Mentors and trains other design engineers

  • This is a non-supervisory role

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field

  • 7+ years of relevant electrical engineering experience in the design and fabrication of PCB assemblies

  • Demonstrated experience with analog design techniques

  • Key contributor to at least 5 PCB product development cycles

  • Solid understanding of high-speed signal-integrity physics, EMI mitigation techniques and RF circuit protection

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

  • Must enjoy and be proud of accomplishments where all hope was lost. Publications, special courses, IEEE or similar memberships, attendance to symposiums, patents on analog technology would be nice to have

  • Experience in RF circuit design, testing and integration is desirable

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or related field

  • Working knowledge of EMC and EMI regulations

  • AIMD (Active Implantable Medical Device) safety experience

  • Experience with medical device design

  • Experience with firmware, C, C# development

  • Experience with product compliance for FCC, IC and the EU is desirable

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