Abbott Staff Firmware Design Engineer, BLE Firmware, Firmware Cybersecurity in Plano, Texas

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott Neuromodulation develops advanced medical implants and accessories for the stimulus of the nervous system and sensing of biomarkers. We are on the forefront of implantable device miniaturization and data science for improved patient outcomes. Through advanced embedded sensing and external mobile device apps we create an ecosystem for developing quick advancements in the field of neuromodulation through modern data science and analysis in a closed loop system.

This position works independently to design new best in class implantable and external neuromodulation devices, for the treatment of chronic pain and neurological disorders. The Senior FW engineer designs products and development tools in a fast-paced cross-functional design environment, and is current on new technologies and design practices. This includes providing instruction, oversight, and mentoring to other design engineers and pushing for excellence in themselves and the team.

Job Duties

  • Owns embedded firmware/system development from requirements through commercial launch

  • Applies advanced engineering and scientific principles to architecture and embedded firmware designs to reduce design risk and optimize design features

  • Develops/utilizes models, characterization testing, analysis methods, and statistics to optimize designs

  • Designs, implements, and tests BLE designs and system interfaces

  • Creatively solves ultra-low power design challenges

  • Performs tasks independently while effectively utilizing other team members

  • Mentors, trains, and leads other design engineers

  • Appropriately plans

  • This is a non-supervisory role

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering or related field

  • 15+ years of relevant engineering experience in the design and analysis of real-time embedded firmware designs with low power, mixed signal processors

  • Experience architecting embedded real-time systems

  • Advanced characterization testing, root cause analysis and utilization of benchtop measurement equipment and test setups

  • Experience with design and implementation of BLE designs and cybersecurity/data transfer best practices

  • Experience implementing BLE 4.2 attribute protocol and familiar with Apple and Google BLE stacks

  • Experience developing central and peripheral BLE applications

  • Experience developing firmware and leading teams of engineers in a regulated industry/environment

  • Experience developing firmware utilizing Agile principals and best practices

  • Working knowledge of statistics & data analysis

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer engineering or related field

  • Experience with digital signal processing, data analysis and/or machine learning

  • Experience with software development for medical devices and IEC 62304 compliance

  • Experience planning project deliveries, milestones, and schedules and leading sub-teams in the delivery of firmware tasks

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