Abbott Sr R & D Engineer (Requirements Engineer) in Westford, Massachusetts

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Position Summary

Seeking an engineer experienced in drafting and managing product/software requirements for medical device systems. This R&D engineer will be located at Abbott Vascular facility in Westford, MA and be responsible to manage requirements for existing and future diagnostic imaging and physiology systems.

Main Responsibilities

This engineer will be responsible to understand technical details on all physiology and imaging systems in order to draft, revise and manage traceability to all customer, product and software level requirements. This engineer will be responsible for the adoption and implementation of a new requirement management tracking system.

Researches, develops, designs, and evaluates mechanical and electro-mechanical materials, components, assemblies, processes and/or equipment. Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality. Develops new concepts from initial design to market release. Directs support personnel and coordinates project activities.

Write and submit intellectual property (patents). Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development. Investigates and evaluates existing technologies. Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development.


(Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments. Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel. May lead a project team. Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects. Influences middle management on technical or business solutions. May interact with vendors.

(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval. Initiates or maintains work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.

(Decision Making/Impact) Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.


Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering, plus 6+ years of related work experience in Medical Device Industry, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures. Strong understanding of business unit function and cross group dependencies/relationships. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

(Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives and their impact.


** Medical Industry experience required

** Experience writing product/software requirements for Medical Device system (required

** Experience managing traceability of product/software requirements for Medical Device systems to corresponding DV tests

** Experience designing Medical Device equipment and/or product development

** Experience documenting test procedures (protocols/reports)

** Prior experience adopting and implementing a new requirement tracking tool desired

** Preclinical experience or Cath lab exposure to Interventional Cardiology desired

High energy / Fast learner

Independent / Self-motivated

Clear logic / troubleshooting

Clear, effective Communication (verbal and written)

MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint skills


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