Abbott Sr. Software Engineer in Irving, Texas

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Hi! My name is Margarita and I am searching for a software engineer to join our New Platform and Technology Discovery group within Abbott’s Diagnostics Division. Our multidisciplinary team is composed of scientists and engineers who are looking for technologies that will revolutionize the way diagnostic instruments operate and perform. As part of the team you will be able to research, engineer, develop, test, and release software to enable the integration of new technologies onto next-generation diagnostic systems. For this research role you should be someone who enjoys solving problems, learning and developing new skills, and collaborating with the team to translate ideas into prototypes and validate their feasibility.

Primary Job Function

Primary function is to develop software for automated IVD systems for ADD. Participate in a team-oriented environment to define and develop user interface; business rules; data management or embedded system control applications. The job function can include providing technical leadership; mentoring and guidance for more junior engineers.

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

Software development responsibilities include executing software development life cycle activities from software requirements; design and implementation through design verification. Must develop software test strategies including regression analysis. Responsible for developing test plans and test cases for software components. Develop; test and integrate software using current software technologies.

Responsible for fault isolation; troubleshooting; and root cause analysis activities during system integration and testing for systems in development and on-Market. Able to apply the latest software design and development tools and techniques as required.

Position Accountability / Scope

This is an experienced individual contributor position. Activities will be under the guidance of a more senior engineer or Software Program Manager; with direction for a Program Manager. Accountable for meeting deliverable commitments including schedule and quality requirements compliance. Must have skills to plan and schedule own work activities; coordinate activities with others software engineers and review other software engineer’s work.

Minimum Education

Associate degree with ten years progressive work experience; or

Bachelors degree with six years progressive work experience; or

Master degree with four years progressive work experience.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

Experience covering the entire software life-cycle in a team-oriented environment. Experience in object-oriented analysis and design.

For embedded application development, prior experience with developing embedded applications is a must. Experience with timing analysis and resource allocation as well as memory management is required.

Experience in defining Internal and External software interfaces using program and industry standards.

Experience in designing, authoring, and executing software tests.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with two or more from the following: Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Machine Vision, robotics, C#, Visual Studio, FPGA, Verilog/VHDL

Willing and capable to learn other coding languages as needed

Demonstrable track of creative, self-starter, and entrepreneurial spirit

Author of patents, patent applications, and/or peer reviewed publications




ADD Diagnostics


United States > Irving : LC-02









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

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