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Algorithm Synthesis Architecture Engineer

  • Alameda, USA
  • IT development

Job description

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.



About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

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 Alameda, CA location in the Abbott Diabetes Care Division, where we are focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology. 

Abbott Diabetes Care has a new opening for an Algorithm Synthesis Architecture Engineer, working with the Algorithms and Decision Support group. In this position you will be a key contributor to exciting R&D projects related to next generation product development for our FreeStyle Libre platform of sensor systems.

We are looking for a candidate with strong programming and technical skills, who will excel in a matrixed environment working with algorithm development engineers that synthesize new algorithms and software developers that implement them. This person should ideally be experienced in the process of architecting and writing algorithm simulation code that works with input data formats to emulate candidate algorithm implementations used for the FreeStyle Libre platform of sensor systems, with good understanding of numerical processes utilizing the mathematical models, and extensive experience with software architecture and development.  Experience in working with an existing code system in Matlab is a highly relevant background for this position. The candidate will utilize knowledge of numerical methods, mathematics, software architecture, and data analysis in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment.  Results are expected to drive product development and clinical insights.

What you’ll work on

·  This position will be responsible for participating in the development of new products.
·  Responsible for designing scalability and future proofing of the algorithm synthesis tools, especially for sensor algorithm development written in Matlab.
·  Participates in system level design documentation and requirements specification.
·  Provides specialized functions such as code architecture design improvements and phased implementation, development of numerical simulation modules, data parsing and auditing tool development, and numerical process methodology. 
·  Develops working relationships with cross functional groups and senior/executive management.
·  Work with an existing algorithm synthesis tool to architect and implement phased changes that improve scalability and future proofing of the tool.
·  Identify and propose run time efficiency improvements, batch scalability improvements, file format handling improvements, and streamline analysis process.
·  Participate in algorithm development synthesis incorporating mathematical models and in optimizing design processes.
·  Responsible for managing data source organization and handling of development and test sets. Participate in product definition, system architecture, requirements writing, requirements management, requirements analysis, risk analysis, hazard analysis, product test and evaluation, System V & V, and/or design control documentation.
·  Collect, organize, analyze, and document test results.
·  Participate in integration of analytical and performance related elements with software, hardware, and electronics system components.

Required Qualifications

·  Bachelors degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, with theoretical and practical programming knowledge in Matlab working on a common tool for multiple projects. 
·  5 years software development and software architecture design experience.
·  Experience credit for advanced degrees beyond Bachelors degree  related to architecture, development, and implementation of software.
·  Able to effectively communicate and convey research discoveries into product development.  Knowledge in real-time filter design (e.g. FIR, state observer, analog filters) or mathematical modeling of dynamic systems, preferably biological systems are a plus.
·  Preferable to have working knowledge of diabetes disease state (both Type 1 and Type 2) as well as current methods of disease management. 
·  Solid knowledge of general engineering/science principles.
·  Experience in implementing real-time signal processing algorithm.

Preferred Qualifications

·  Track record working with and improving Matlab code environment as a common tool for multiple projects
·  Experience developing production-level software from both a code and architecture perspective
·   Experience in medical device space; ideally within diabetes or metabolic disease

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:   

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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The base pay for this position is
$83,600.00 – $167,200.00

In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.



Product Development



ADC Diabetes Care



United States > Alameda : 1360-1380 South Loop Road








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Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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