Abbott Senior Systems 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.

Position Summary

The Senior Systems Engineer position will focus on Design and Definition of new products as well as strategy for the Remote Care organization within Systems Engineering. This engineer will lead team members during various phases of product development and be required to participate in the design and definition of new products. They will find solutions to complex product development problems. Develop system level design documentation and requirements specification, working with marketing, engineering and other stakeholders. Provide specialized functions such as algorithm development, user interface development, or data analysis methodology development. Develop and follow specialized procedures in executing tests with documentation of results. Develop working relationships with cross functional groups.

Main Responsibilities

Perform product definition, system architecture, requirements writing, requirements management, requirements analysis, risk analysis, hazard analysis, and/or design control documentation.

Participate in strategy discussions with senior management and marketing for the Remote Care organization.

Develop design processes.

Integrate analytical and performance related elements with software, hardware, and electronics system components.

Communicate effectively and participate on cross functional development teams with good negotiating skills to direct multi-disciplinary teams toward high quality solutions.

Failure to properly define requirements, integrate all systems, verify/validate requirements could result in product introduction delays and quality issues.


BS in engineering or physical science or related field or equivalent. MS degree preferred. 10 years product development experience in Engineering or physical science. Experience credit for advanced degrees beyond BS (2 years for Masters; 4 years for Doctorate). Experience in general engineering/science principals and laboratory skills. Strong knowledge of defined development process that is consistent with ISO or FDA design control standards/requirements. Experience in one or more of the following: Electrical, mechanical, software, mathematical, chemical or biochemical technologies as they pertain to the design, integration, evaluation and commercialization of medical device systems. Ability to work on many projects concurrently.

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