Abbott Senior Engineer Software Verification in Westford, Massachusetts

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:

Job Summary:

Working under limited supervision, performs 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

Job Duties

• Working from requirement specifications, develops, maintains, and updates detailed design and interface specifications

• Participates in and supports the implementation, development, enhancements, and modifications to software source code, scripts, and procedures

• Debugs, troubleshoots, and isolates software problems as well as offers strategic solutions, analysis, and advice regarding identified issues for future development

• Identifies parameters, structure, and critical test components. Writes, updates, or executes test design, cases, as well as procedures and reports results.

• Writes, updates, and maintains requirement and interface specifications

• Contributes to and supports gathering, analyzing, and validating requirements

• Contributes to and supports writing, updating, developing and maintaining Hazard/Risk analysis specifications

• Contributes to and supports root-cause analysis of failures.

• Working from requirement specifications, develops, maintains, and updates test requirements and design

• Supports implementation, enhancements, and modifications to test cases, procedures, scripts, and code

• Debugs, troubleshoots, and isolates software problems and offers strategic advice regarding identified issues for future development

• Identifies parameters, structure, and critical test components. Writes, updates, or executes test design, cases, as well as procedures and reports results.

• Presents at design reviews; documents and resolves issues as directed.

• Contributes to and supports reviews held by other engineers on related projects and provide useful feedback.

• Contributes to and supports a variety of test phase efforts.

• May write and update requirement specifications for an assigned area.

• Reviews project deliverables such as specifications, code, and test/tool procedures for feasibility, thoroughness, clarity, correctness, and accuracy.

• Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

• Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

• Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

General Qualifications:

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

• 6 plus years of progressively more responsible work experience in a range of software engineering disciplines using a variety of programming methods

• Experience with visual modeling, graphical user interfaces, multi-threading, networking, relational databases, formal software development methodologies, and source code management is recommended.

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

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

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

JOB FAMILY:

Product Development

DIVISION:

ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical

LOCATION:

United States > Massachusetts : 4 Robbins Road

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 5 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Not Applicable

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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