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Principal Electrical Engineer

Company: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, I
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries. JOB DESCRIPTION:Principal Electrical Engineer - Heart Failure Therapy Pleasanton, CA or Burlington, MA or St Paul, MNLeading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott's Electrophysiology and Heart Failure (EPHF) division, we're advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies, As a global leader in Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy, our breakthrough medical device technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster.As Principal Electrical Engineer, you will play a key role in Abbott's Mechanical Circulatory Support R organization. In this position, you will be a primary technical leader in the electrical engineering team that is responsible for the 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 continue to improve the lives of tens of thousands of patients suffering from heart failure as well as their this role, you will apply your electrical engineering knowledge and technical leadership to product development efforts including electrical engineering design, leading/participating in design reviews, program scoping/planning, and qualification activities. You will also provide coaching and mentoring to the broader electrical engineering team to increase the technical proficiency and capability of the group.Duties and Responsibilities:Functions as a central electrical engineering expert within and across business unitsProvides influence and contributes to engineering excellence in the field of Mechanical Circulatory SupportCreates novel design solutions that expand the business's intellectual propertyUnderstands internal & external customer needs and how to exceed their expectationsEnsures that program objectives are determined and met, and resources are effectively coordinatedDevelops architecture and strategy for analog and digital circuit design for embedded and implantable systemsOptimizes electrical circuits through characterization, modeling, data analysis and statisticsDevelops models and/or simulations to address complex physics design problemsMaintains best in class, expert knowledge in current and novel technologies for embedded and implantable systemsDevelops team through mentorship, training, and adoption of development best practicesSimplifies complex topics and communicates them effectivelyPresents to cross functional team and managementDevelops test methods and fixtures for advanced design characterizationConducts risk analysis on projects and product designsConducts root cause analysis for high priority design issuesContributes to external technical committees (ISO, EN, etc.) as a representative of Abbott as needed.Engages teams within Abbott and across the field of active implantable devices to utilize the latest technology and expertise across the businessEngages with industry regulators (FDA, BSI, etc.) to explain novel designs or technical analysis in support of device submissionsPosition may require up to 10% travelExperience and Education Requirements:Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or related fieldMinimum 11+ years of relevant implantable electrical engineering experience in the design of EE analog and digital circuitry and PCB assemblies.Demonstrated expert knowledge of sound design principles and practicesExtensive hands-on magnetics, and high voltage/ low voltage analog circuit design experienceExperience in Control Loop theory and the design and implementation of stable systemsExperience with EMC requirements and test methodsExperience in circuit and magnetic modeling and simulation methodsExperience leading cross-functional teams and initiatives to successful outcomesWorking knowledge of electromagnetic physics and analysisStrong communication & presentation skillsPreferred Qualifications / EducationMaster's degree in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or related field (advanced degree may substitute for some years of experience)Experience with FDA & medical device developmentExperience in magnetics design, including AC/DC and DC/DC convertersExperience in low voltage and high voltage circuit design and PCB layout techniquesUnderstanding of motor control and physiological flow parametersUnderstanding of wireless energy transfer and rechargeable batteriesExperience with design and characterization of implantable electronics.RF hardware and/or Bluetooth Low Energy design experienceExperience with EMC requirements and test methodsTakes the initiative to recognize and solve problems proactivelyUnderstands internal & external customer needs and how to exceed their expectationsExtensive hands-on analog & digital circuit design and simulation experience for embedded systemsComfortable using math and physics to solve engineering problemsWHAT WE OFFERAt Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistanceFinancial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plansHealth care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programsPaid time off401(k) retirement savings with a generous company matchThe stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communitiesLearn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on FAMILY:Product Development DIVISION:EPHF Electrophysiology & Heart Failure LOCATION:United States > Pleasanton : 6035 Stoneridge Dr ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:United States > Massachusetts > Burlington : 168 Middlesex Turnpike, United States > Minnesota > St. Paul > Tech Center : One St Jude Medical Drive WORK SHIFT:Standard TRAVEL:Yes, 10 % of the Time MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:Not Applicable SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday) Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. EEO is the Law link - English: EEO is the Law link - Espanol:

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