Associate Systems Integration Specialist at Abbott (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.



The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations - with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Irving, TX, currently has an opportunity for an Associate Systems Integration Specialist within Core Diagnostics.


The Associate Systems Integration Specialist is responsible for bringing together the component subsystems into one system and ensuring that the subsystems (including hardware, software, assay, commodity, and track) function together as a system. Ensures end-to-end traceability of functionality and product performance requirements. Works closely with Systems Engineers (Hardware and Software) to evaluate system performance (requirements), identify potential impact, and plan appropriate integration testing. Contributes to multiple projects and design changes in support of investigations. Resolves product problems and technical issues. Ensures systems design and documentation meet all safety and regulatory compliance.

The Associate Systems Integration Specialist writes and executes integration/characterization test cases and verification, and validation protocols and writes data summaries for complex system related (i.e., hardware, software, labeling, assays, commodities, etc.). Applies quantitative methods, analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions. Performs troubleshooting to identify and confirm causes behind multiple system functions (i.e., hardware and software, etc.) issues, discrepancies, problems, or complaints in accordance with governing procedures. Receives general direction and provide inputs and basic understanding for assignments. Candidate may be required to work instrument lab test shifts outside of the normal business hours.

  • Ability to participate in system, software, hardware design reviews and test planning reviews to support assessment of performance against design specification, reliability testing, and assessment of system interactions.
  • Ability to define appropriate test plans and test methods considering potential impact to user needs and system requirements.
  • Write and execute defined protocols and experiments and development of associated data packages.
  • Applies defined quantitative methods, analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions, and provides improvements.
  • Ability to implement improvements; provide input into project deliverables and timelines.
  • Assist in troubleshooting issues to determine root cause and proposing possible solutions. Investigate moderately complex issues at system level (hardware, assay, software interaction).
  • Ability to apply process and work methodologies by interfacing and communicating system level issues with peers/cross-functional groups.
  • Collaborate with various organizations/disciplines (e.g., software, hardware, test, operations, manufacturing) to ensure system performance and customer expectations are met.


Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Life Science or closely related discipline is desired, or relevant combination of education or experience.
  • 0-2 years' work experience in this job area.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • 2 years' experience relevant experience Systems Engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of Good Lab Practice and/or Good Manufacturing Practice with the ability to apply them to assigned task or activity.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience with cross-functional teamwork and decision making.
  • Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, creativity, and independent thought.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with root cause analysis.
  • Hands on test experience in laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge of external regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics. Experience in a highly regulated environment.
  • Hands on experience with diagnostic medical equipment in a laboratory environment.
  • Experience with statistical data analysis.
  • Experience with executing integration test plans for complex systems.
  • Experience with Requirement analysis and decomposition.
  • Prior medical device experience: electro-mechanical, chemical, or biochemical technologies as they pertain to the design, integration, evaluation, and commercialization of diagnostic systems.
  • Experience implementing various product and process improvement methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing).


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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Product Development

IACC Immunoassay and Clinical Chemistry

United States > Irving : LC-02



Yes, 5 % of the Time

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Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday), Lift, carry, push or pull weights of more than 20 pounds/9 kilos on a regular/daily basis, Work requiring repeated bending, stooping, squatting or kneeling

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Abbott operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Abbot Park, IL. It has 97838 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 42 open jobs at Abbott, click here.
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