Abbott Staff Software Engineer in Burlington, Massachusetts

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.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Staff Software Engineer . Working independently under limited supervision, performs highly complex and specialized level software project activities in such areas as Development, Tools, Test, Requirements and/or related areas. Assignments may include, but are not limited to, analyzing requirements, planning and scheduling data, updating and maintaining different software specifications based on analysis of specifications, needs and improvements, as well as troubleshooting, debugging, and maintaining of software, test, or tool designs, cases, scripts, procedures, and/or code based on strategic analysis. Functions as lead on project teams and may supervise other engineers. Work requires the application of theoretical engineering principles, evaluation, ingenuity and creative/analytical techniques typically acquired in a recognized four-year or more academic course of specialized study. Applies engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems in a creative manner unique to each study. Exercises level appropriate technical judgment in planning, organizing, performing, and/or coordinating engineering work.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Be responsible for design and implementation of system software, from concept phase through design transfer / product launch.

  • Define software requirements to meet the needs of the program. Integrate and support communication between different software teams, applications and general R&D Team.

  • Define, design and implement software libraries and interfaces.

  • Select, configure, and verify third-party tools and software as necessary;

  • Ensure that software designs are correct, efficient, safe and robust.

  • Ensure that all software meets quality and medical standards.

  • Design modular software that is flexible and appropriate to a growing, multi-year program. Anticipate the software needs of future products and extensions.

  • Implement and/or integrate software tools and frameworks to meet the needs of multiple software and non-software teams.

  • Work in a Medical Agile Development Environment using industry standard tools and techniques

  • Train and mentor junior software engineers

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, computer engineering or a related engineering field

  • Minimum of 10 years of software Engineering, design and development experience, from concept to production

  • Experience with embedded real-time, multi-threading, formal software development methodologies, and industry standard software development tools (configuration management, defect tracking, IDEs etc.) is required

  • Expert knowledge in software analysis/architecture, technical requirements, design and development

  • Practical programming experience developing software (C or C++) for a medical device

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • M.Sc. in software engineering, computer science, or computer engineering preferred.

  • Experience with unit- and integration-level testing and automated testing is recommended.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • Knowledge of cardiac domain is a plus

  • Hands-on experience of TIR45/Agile Methodologies is a plus

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