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Principal Electrical Engineer, Optoelectronics

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Charlotte, NC posted October 16, 2021.

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.

ABOUT ABBOTT DIAGNOSTICS: The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis.

Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Santa Clara, CA currently has an opportunity for a Principal Electrical Engineer WHAT YOU’LL DO The Principal Engineer with in Abbott’s Hematology Division is responsible for the development of analog electronic sub-systems in new products and for on market product improvements and issue resolution.

Leads technical teams comprised of internal and external resources.

Reports to the R&D Director of Hardware Engineering.

Define hardware requirements and specifications for each PCBA, select components, schematic design, Bill of Materials, design rules checking and net listing.

Direct the PCB design activities for signal integrity, and EMI/EMC regulatory compliance and testability.

Develops, designs, and evaluates electronics schematics, layout, assemblies and processes Develops new concepts and associated electrical designs from initial design to product launch Proven expertise in bringing analog circuit designs from concept to production Proven expertise in designing signal processing boards with associated embedded controller solutions (ARM processor experience desired) Proven expertise in designing signal processing with FPGA/ARM programming Design and troubleshoot electronics Interface for Mechanical, Fluidics and Optics subsystems Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality Design/review circuits and systems for robustness against the EMI, ESD and lighting.

Develops high quality documentation for Hardware Design Descriptions, requirements, test plans, and test reports.

Proven experience with Verification and Validation processes.

Proven experience with EN/IEC 60601 Regulatory standards.

Directs support staff and coordinates project activities Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures Exchanges Information: Exchanges information with appropriate frequency and within a time frame to maximize its utility and promote cross functional collaboration, verifies that information is understood by the recipient.

Adapts Information to Customer Needs: Delivers communications tailored to the needs of the receiver (Managers, peers, customer) Makes Presentations : Defines purpose and objectives, organizes ideas, prepares A-V aids, keeps to time frame and presents intelligibly.

Actively Listens: Listen actively to acquire information and understand the others viewpoint.

Give Constructive Feedback: Give appropriate, helpful information specific to the issue, uses examples ,ties feedback to specific business issues.

Resolves Conflicts: Faces conflicts and takes initiative to resolve them constructively so all parties can be productive knows when to involve others.

Actively Participates in Team Meetings: Actively participates in design review to meet team goals by offering pro and con suggestions, works toward consensus.

Shares Resources ,Knowledge and Accountability: Shares resources and knowledge, assures the team takes accountability, draws on strengths of each team member.

Serves in Multiple Team Roles: Serves as leader,contributor,facilitator,consultant,technical expert,arbitrator,evaluator according to the needs of the team and task.

Initiates Decisions: Makes timely and effective decisions, considers alternatives, uses sound judgment, achieves closure on work Confronts Issues: Confronts issues in a constructive manner and at an appropriate organizational level, perseveres in the face of adversity.

Motivates Others: Keeps morale high by encouraging others, giving positive feedback and setting a good example, makes and keeps commitments., Receive/Give Performance Feedback: Asks for and gives feedback on the strengths and development needs of self/ others.

Identify Future Development Needs: Translates changes in business goals and objectives into the skills, knowledge and experience needed for future work Plans for and Achieves Development: Prepares a plan that sets appropriate development goals, establishes timelines to fulfill development needs, balances the time needed for accomplishing current work and achieving development goals.

Evaluate Risk/Reward Trade Offs: Evaluate risks of alternatives, recommend actions and develop strategies to cope with various scenarios.

Defines Applications for New Technologies: Develops and implements operational strategy to achieve critical success factors for serving new applications.

Contributes to Business Strategies: Evaluate technical trends,processes,and methods to contribute to the development of long term business strategies.,Creates or Advances Technology: Advances recognized leading edge technologies in a technical field, fosters an environment of innovation in others.

KEY SKILLS Expert in analog electronics circuit design, such as low-noise, high-speed detector readout electronics and laser control electronics Thorough understanding of a variety of semiconductor devices, including operational amplifiers and comparators, ADCs, DACs, FPGAs, logic devices and microprocessors / embedded systems.

Intimately familiar with embedded systems (e.g.

Xilinx, ARM) and the associated hardware and firmware development.

Proven experience with hardware programming languages like VHDL or Verilog, in the Xilinx Vivado design suite.

Proficient with Engineering design, control and analysis tools, such as OrCAD, PADS, Spice, Team Center, SBM, SAP, ANSYS, MATLAB, COSMOS etc.

Proficient in technical management of suppliers.

Excellent collaboration with internal and external suppliers and customers.

Proficiency in technical project management—developing, documenting, and executing work streams in support of multiple concurrent projects.

Works cross-functionally to provide technical support Strong laboratory skills with a wide variety of electronic equipment (Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Logic Analyzers, Network Analyzers, DVMs) Proficient in communicating complex technical situations in an understandable way across functions and disciplines.

Strong knowledge of statistical methods, FMEA/FMECA and Design Verification and Validation activities Is energetic, creative, and has a can-do attitude.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING Required Bachelors degree in engineering, science or closely related discipline with eight or more progressive work experience.

Exceptions to the degree requirement at this level require approval of the appropriate level of Senior Management.

8 or more years of progressive development work experience.

Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics Preferred Minimum of 8 years of hardware design and development experience, including at least 3-years direct experience in developing regulated medical devices following design control.

Listens and understands others’ points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one’s own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.

Works well with other engineers in a collaborative, goal-driven environment.

Proven ability to innovate with a history of successful product releases.

Experience with simulation tools (e.g.

circuit simulation, layout simulation, or mathematical modeling).

Proven knowledge of electrical and Optoelectronics principles, practices and procedures.

Engineering experience in medical device products with optoelectronics and/or IVD Proven track record of bringing designs from concept to volume production, including drawing generation, rapid prototyping, laboratory set-ups of prototypes, and/or verification testing on optoelectronics subsystems.

Familiarity with systems engineering tasks is advantageous Proven experience as a technical subject matter expert in resolving on market product issues Experience working with external manufacturers to design, launch and improve vendor subsystems used in production WHAT WE OFFER At 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 assistance Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs Paid time off 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com Follow 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.

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