Abbott Software Engineer III in Hollywood, Florida

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

C# developer with strong analytical knowledge

Primary Job Function:

Primary function is to support STARLIMS software development and to participate in a team-oriented environment to develop user interface; business rules; data management; or embedded system control applications.; Provide technical capabilities for planning and implementing system installation; upgrade; configuration; and related change control and verification activities for Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and oversee execution within the area of responsibility. Provide day-to-day support including problem resolution and coordination of operational activities. Research & evaluate alternative solutions and make recommendations for improved system operations.; Develop processes that lead to shortened cycle time; makes major impact decisions. ; Assigned problems which require unique design and research approaches. ; Devises new approaches to problems which vary from standard techniques and procedures.

Core Job Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with the technical manager to engineer customer driven solutions and to meet the market requirements.; • Execute software development life cycle activities from software requirements; design and implementation through testing and documentation while maintaining compliance to the development plans and practices.; • Uphold coding and documentation standards for project and/or product and manage deliverables for area of responsibility.; • Define installation; upgrade; configuration; and operating procedures for complex and multiple systems and support training and coaching of personnel on these practices.; • Understand business impact of supported systems; establish and maintain technical support service levels and ensure that they are being met on a regular basis.; • Understand and apply the use of database monitoring and querying tools (i.e. TOAD; SQL).; • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.; • Discuss complex technical issues/questions with customers to make binding decisions.; • Build and present reports and presentations to in and cross vertical developers.

Position Accountability/Scope:

• Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. ; • Provides technical support to project team members. ; • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts; practices; and procedures. ; • May provide consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist. ; • Activities will be under the guidance of Project Manager; Product Manager; or Technical Manager. ; • Supervises and provides direction to other software engineers. Daily interaction with clients and peer resources. ; • Must have skills to plan and schedule own work activities; and coordinate activities with others software engineers. ; • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. ; • Involved with customer presentations; customer training; or internal training for STARLIMS personnel.; • Accountable for meeting deliverable commitments including schedule and quality compliance. Errors or failure to achieve results may result in project delays and/or the expenditure of more resources.; • Under direction of Technical Manager; execute against product development plan to implement product improvements; add new features; and resolve product issues/bugs. ; • Able to discuss complex issues with the engineers and business analysts and make decisions on product issues in the absence of technical manager.; • Thoroughly test and document work with preparation of detailed Functional Requirements Specifications and Software Design Specifications. ; • Create and update Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs).; • Mentor and review design of other software engineers. ; • Maintain high customer service by assisting support with customer issue resolution and coordinate inclusion of customer issue resolution with product/ project patches and releases. ; • Function as project implementation lead engineer.; • Install STARLIMS software and configure STARLIMS core product to address customer functional and workflow requirement. ; • Coordinate with Project Manager and vertical product team to investigate alternatives to maximize the leverage of the out of the box capabilities and to provide timely feedback on product defects and product enhancement opportunities. ; • Able to discuss complex issues with the customers and make decisions on project issues in the absence of project manager.; • Prepare and deliver prototype demos as functionality is configured and document and adjust based on customer feedback.; • An individual contributor in this position may travel occasionally within the U.S or abroad as required per project assignment.

Minimum education:

B.S. in Computer Science or similar engineering discipline including Software Engineering; Electrical Engineering; or Biomedical Engineering is required.

Minimum Experience/Training:

• Programming: strong SQL capabilities, Jscript, .NET, VB Script.; • Knowledge/Experience with Oracle client and Microsoft SQLServer (configuration/ troubleshooting multiple application connections from Oracle/MS workstation clients to various Oracle/MS databases).; • Quality System: Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) management, Validation and Qualification, Administration of regulated applications, Change Management (data and configuration), System and Network Security, Disaster Recovery.; • Documentation: SDLC Documentation, Installation Instructions, Change Requests, Test Protocols and Training Materials,; • Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management Systems and laboratory operations is mandatory.; • System and Application Monitoring: NetIQ, TOAD, Oracle, development of automated monitoring and support processes and procedures.; • Requires excellent analytical and communication skills as well as sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with Business Analysts, Software Developers, and customers.; • Very good oral and written communication skills. ; Total combined experience: 9+ years

JOB FAMILY:

Engineering

DIVISION:

STL STARLIMS

LOCATION:

United States > Hollywood : 4000 Hollywood Boulevard

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 5 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

No

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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