Principal Connectivity Engineer

Abbott Nutrition

San Diego, CA

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.



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 position of Principal Connectivity Engineer is within our Infectious Disease Developed Markets business unit located at the Towne Centre site in San Diego, California, on site daily.

The Opportunity

This role will be responsible for supporting connectivity and interoperability solutions for both on market projects and new platform development. This includes handling field investigations related to connectivity, leading the integration testing of our interconnected devices including IOT, mobile device, on premise server and cloud solutions. This position will also participate in new platform development providing interoperability design input to the R&D teams.

What You’ll Work On

  • Develop and own the device connectivity strategy supporting both current and future products.

  • Ability to lead teams of up to 12 (temporary, or third-party suppliers).

  • Build, and maintain the integration lab to perform integration testing and ensure releases properly interoperate with other devices on the network.

  • Evaluate current development processes and provide recommendations for improvements.

  • Understand and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of the products.

  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of connectivity and device interoperability to the completion of complex assignments, using advanced knowledge of organization’s technologies and practices.

  • Identify key barriers/core problems and apply problem-solving skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations. Troubleshoot and resolve complex problems, and make decisions under conditions of uncertainty, sometimes with incomplete information, that produce effective end results.

  • Work closely with product development team to establish product development goals related to connectivity while ensuring market compatibility.

  • Use strong technical abilities and able to suggest multiple solutions to problems.

  • Responsible for the development of complex technical project plans and schedules covering all engineering activities.

  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices; build productive internal/external working relationships.

  • Carry out duties in compliance with established business policies.


  • Experience in delivering products for the Medical Device industry.

  • 8+ years of experience in systems and/or software development involving interoperability of connected devices.

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience (MS preferred).


  • Experience with Integration Frameworks such as (Mulesoft, Apache Camel or equivalent).

  • Experience with hospital EMR systems such as (Epic or Cerner).

  • Experience with communications: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, wireless, Bluetooth, TCP/IP, communication stacks.

  • Experience designing custom interface protocols operating above the TCP layer.

  • Experience testing communication interfaces between devices on both wired and wireless networks.

  • Experience with testing of healthcare communication protocols (e.g. ASTM, HL7, POCT1A, ADT, FHIR).

  • Experience with network protocols, integration and integration testing, and cybersecurity

  • Proficient with Medical Device regulations (ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 62304, 21 CFR part 820.30-Design Controls, FDA SW Guidelines…).

  • Master of Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience.

  • Experience in delivering products for the Medical Device IVD industry.

  • Experience with testing techniques for cloud solutions.

  • Strong written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Good understanding of the TLS\HTTPS REST\SOAP protocols.

  • Good understanding of OAuth 2.0\Open ID Connect protocols.

  • 10+ years of experience in similar areas of expertise.

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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The base pay for this position is

$109,300.00 – $218,500.00

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

Product Development


IDDM ARDx Infectious Disease Developed Markets


United States > San Diego : 4545 Towne Center Court






Not specified




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)


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