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Abbott R & D Engineer in Westford, Massachusetts

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

For years, Abbott’s medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents

Our location in Westford, MA, currently has an opportunity for a R&D Engineer.


Responsible for documenting requirements, creating traceability matrices and collaborating with cross-functional teams to identify and mitigate risks.

  • Works closely with subject matter experts and technical leads to identify system and subsystem requirements.

  • Works closely with the marketing team to translate user needs to system and subsystem requirements.

  • Works closely with the design team to develop concepts that meet user needs.

  • Participates in core team meetings representing requirements at system and subsystem level.

  • Collaborate with verification teams on protocol development and revisions.

  • Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development.

  • Investigates and evaluates existing technologies.

  • Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an extensive external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks.

  • May lead a project team of moderate scope.

  • Provides guidance to less experienced staff.

  • Acts as a mentor to lower level individual contributors.

  • Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.

  • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

  • Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action.

  • Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.



Bachelors Degree (Engineering) (Software preferred) and 2-5+ years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area. Masters Degree preferred with 2+ years experience in a related field. Or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.


Minimum 2 years:

  • Medical Devices experience preferred.

  • Experience working with Agile preferred.

  • Working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures.

  • General understanding of business unit/group function.

  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment.

  • Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors.

  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

  • Has a broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.


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

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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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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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