Abbott Software Engineer- Clinical Research in Sylmar, California

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.


We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to support our clinical research division who will be responsible for software builds and releases, as well as the configuration of the build tools. Experience with ALM methodologies as they relate to tools like Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (e.g. Product Backlog, Sprints, Kanban Board etc.) is preferred.

Assignments may include but are not limited to, collecting business requirements and specifications, designing and developing study databases and web based clinical data applications, analyzing data and specifications to create integration tests of new clinical software and ensure appropriate functionality, and reviewing/writing of technical documentation. Exercises appropriate level of technical judgment in planning, organizing, performing and coordinating engineering work. Stays abreast of and communicates technical advancements to colleagues and associates. Routinely uses the most effective cost efficient and best practices to execute processes.

Impact this role will have on Abbott: -

Designs and develops clinical trial management systems and other software projects - Utilizes knowledge of the full software development and implementation cycle to define and refine software requirements specifications and computer application needs - Conducts integration tests of new clinical software prior to production release to ensure proper functionality - Develops proactive solutions to avoid or minimize problems resulting in software performance inconsistencies or defects - Collect requirements, design, develops and implements electronic error checking routines and data field’s validation rules to ensure the integrity of clinical data bases - Maintains and supports current/legacy applications end-users by updating or re-designing databases, enhancing functionality, creating ad-hoc queries/reports, and training end-users - Review, sets up and designs Case Report Forms (CRF) within the Oracle Clinical application, develops additional functionality using Oracle PL/SQL and other development object oriented web enabled tools

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent years of related work experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in software systems analysis, design, programming, and testing

  • An extensive knowledge of formal database design concepts including experience in relational database design and programming (Oracle preferred)

  • At least 3 years of experience in ASP.NET Webforms, MVC and/or Web API

  • Extensive experience in software development including traditional tools/languages and also object oriented environment (this includes experience in the entire software development process, from collecting project specifications to designing, coding and documenting programs, to debugging, testing and validating systems, to implementation, training and maintenance)

  • Working experience with a release management system and/or continuous delivery system such as TFS, Jenkins, TeamCity, Jira, etc.

  • A working familiarity with Microsoft office products including Word, Excel, and Access

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to work well and effectively with a team

-. But experience with other CI / CD / ALM tools is also welcomed. (e.g. Jira, TeamCity, and etc.)

-Ability to write automation scripts

-An understanding of relational databases with a basic of understanding of SQL.

-Fundamental and strong understanding of servers, networking, security and storage.

-Is a systematic, open-minded, accurate and well-organized DevOps Engineer with client relationship attitude

-Strong background in development and deployment processes

-Able to do risk assessment and prioritize issues based on our SLAs (end user support, clinical, study support, environment support)

-Excellent analytical troubleshooting skills and ability to own problems through to resolution.

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • Experience in software development including traditional tools/languages, object oriented environment

– knowledge of SQL and procedural SQL such as Oracle PL/SQL and Web development tools

  • SDLC project experience with .net MVC technology and knowledge of JavaScript frameworks such as Knockout.js or Angular.js preferred

-A strong knowledge of Microsoft's Team Foundation Server is preferred


Product Development


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > California : 15900 Valley View Court





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

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