Sr. Engineer

in St. Paul, MN

Sr. Engineer Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    St. Paul, MN, US

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    Full time

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  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our St. Paul, MN location in the Electrophysiology division. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology (EP) business, we’re advancing the treatment of heart disease through breakthrough medical technologies in atrial fibrillation, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

As an Engineer, you will be providing development support as a part of a multidisciplinary product development team, overseeing projects throughout concept to launch in all phases of Design Controls. You will be a key contributor to the design, development and testing activities for complex medical-electrical systems.

We're looking for:

  • Critical thinkers​: People who challenge status quo and work to find just the right solutions.

  • Collaborators: Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts, and work together to move the business forward.

  • Problem Solvers: People who can take on complex problems and apply first principles and sound technical practices.

  • Communicators: People who can communicate project progress, data analysis and conclusions effectively across a broad set of stakeholders.

  • Responsible: People who own their deliverables and activities and see things through to completion. People who take personal accountability for end results.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and implement complex development projects including quality improvement initiatives.
  • Sets strategies for cross-functional teams and drives towards compliant and efficient solutions to complex problems.
  • Execute on Holistic & Strategic Design Verification/Validation Strategies with emphasis on:
    • Technical analysis of requirements, specifications, and control strategy
    • Efficient and cost-effective execution of validation and verification
    • Alignment of design outputs to production and process controls
    • Proper verification techniques including inspection, demonstration, test, etc.
  • Lead design characterization activities for development projects
  • Influence design and verification decisions through use of applied statistics.
  • Support design test and inspection method development, and lead method validation activities.
  • Ensure DHF content integrity, completeness, and regulatory / standards compliance; collaboratively communicating & resolving gaps.
  • Support and ensure internal & external audit responses and on-time product re-certifications.
  • Support and ensure the establishment of objective, measurable, discrete, and verifiable customer and product requirements.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.


  • Bachelor level degree in Engineering or Technical Field; advanced degree / Biomedical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Computer Science preferred.
  • 5-8 years Engineering experience with new product development
  • Working knowledge on design verification and design validation techniques.
  • Working knowledge of applied statistics, sampling strategies, and design of experiments, including statistical software tools such as Minitab.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate on-site on a regular basis.
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.
  • Knowledge of FDA, IEC 60601, GMP, ISO 13485, and ISO 14971
  • Prior medical device experience preferred.

Apply Now

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $72,700.00 – $145,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • iso 13485
  • product development
  • iso 14971
  • quality management
  • quality management systems
  • iec 60601
  • minitab
  • biomedical engineering
  • quality improvement
  • gmp
  • fda
  • environmental management systems
  • product requirements
  • technical analysis
  • electrical engineering
  • design verification
  • computer science
  • medical device
  • design of experiments
  • standards compliance
  • efficient validation execution
  • audit support & product recertification
  • data analysis
  • statistical software tools
  • electrophysiology

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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