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Abbott Senior Software Engineer - Image Analysis/3D Graphics Programming in Westford, Massachusetts

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents.

Our location in Westford, MA , currently has an opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer - Image Analysis/3D Graphics Programming . The fundamental function for this role will be integration and enhancements for the imaging pipeline for the OCT Intravascular imaging system. In addition, the successful candidate will make enhancements to the system user interface to display algorithm results and analyses and provide for user interaction with the system.


  • Test and analyze the performance of the image analysis algorithms using C++ and high level languages such as MATLAB or Python.

  • Provide enhancements and maintenance to the OCT System data processing architecture (C++).

  • Utilize well known and common image processing techniques and develop new techniques specific to the OCT technology platform.

  • Targeted UI improvements using C#/.NET

  • Utilize pattern recognition and machine learning techniques to optimize algorithm performance.

  • Implement algorithms and fix bugs using highly efficient well-organized C++ code. Provide documentation and test plans for software and algorithm work. Develop and provide understanding of customer usage of intravascular imaging technologies to help our team design the best products possible.



  • Associates Degree (± 13 years) Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) Or an equivalent combination of education and work experience Or relevant software certification (e.g. Udacity Nanodegree)

  • Strong C/C++ and Object-Oriented design skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in software architecture within imaging applications.

  • Demonstrated experience in image processing/analysis algorithm development which includes the following elements:

  • Rapid algorithm exploration and prototyping in high-level language (MATLAB)

  • Algorithm performance evaluation

  • C++ object-oriented implementation

  • 3D Graphics Programming experience a plus.

  • Validation and testing

  • Experience with SIMD CPU and/or GPU programming is a plus.

  • Experience with Python is a plus.

  • Experience with deep learning is a plus.

  • A degree in Engineering, Computer Science or any related area.


  • 5 years of commercial development experience or a graduate degree with 3+ years of relevant experience

  • Familiarity with source control and bug tracking tools.

  • Excellent English communication skills, oral, reading and writing (should be comfortable reading scientific publications).

  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment.

  • Experience developing on the Microsoft Windows platform.

  • Algorithm development experience for biomedical imaging applications.

  • Expert level experience with C++ and MATLAB is required.

  • Experience with Machine Learning, AI, or deep learning is a strong plus


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

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