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Principal Electrical Engineer

Date:  Nov 24, 2022

Massachusetts, US

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, and offices in Baltimore, MD, Woburn, MA, Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 2,000 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery

The Principal Electical Engineer will work to provide support for existing products and fixtures consisting of digital and analog electronics as well as embedded systems and software support.  Must be an aggressive self-starter, able to plan his or her own work and requires a minimum of supervision.  Must work well independently as well as part of a focused, multi-disciplined development team. Must have strong PM skills and the ability to mentor and build a team. 



  • Acting as part of a team, participate in the development of electronic medical devices including system architecture and detailed circuit design / implementation and software for embedded systems.
  • Manage projects that consist of Troubleshoot and enhance embedded system
  • Revise / create schematics and PCB layouts  
  • Fabricate prototypes with assistance from technical support team (Machine Shop, Technicians and Designers) and suppliers.
  • Test and troubleshoot prototype circuits and designs to the component level.
  • Perform and document detailed failure analysis.
  • Design and troubleshoot micro-controllers systems which includes software and software tools
  • Understand test system – using tools like Labview, python or matlab
  • Work with internal and external manufacturing partners to ensure producible designs (DFx)
  • Support the development of test methods and conduct characterization of engineering prototypes.
  • Assist in writing test protocols and reports.
  • Provide status updates as required 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Master’s degree preferred
  • 8-10+ years of related work experience desired, medical device or robotics experience preferred
  • Software development skills required – Knowledge of Real Time OS (VxWorks, QNX) and supporting programming languages such as C,C+,C# or Python
  • Integration of custom circuitry with embedded PC systems and subcomponents as well as DSP systems
  • Knowledge of PC Architectures and PC OS – LINUX
  • Hands-on electrical circuit design experience of analog, digital, and mixed signal systems.
  • Understanding of signal processing, sensors and motor driver systems using PWM controllers
  • Expertise with electrical design software tools (Schematic capture and PCB layout)
  • Must have expertise with applicable manufacturing processes such as PCB fabrication, assembly and test.
  • Familiar with project management terms and concepts
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively and frequently (oral and written)
  • Execute tasks in a timely manner without direct supervision
  • Able to prioritize tasks
  • Must be proficient Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Altium experience strongly preferred


Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law. Abiomed maintains a drug-free workplace.