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Abbott Senior Cloud/Database Software Engineer in Alameda, California

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

At Abbott, we believe people with diabetes should have the freedom to enjoy active lives. That’s why we’re focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health more effectively and comfortably, with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.

We are looking for a strong cloud/database developer to work primarily on the server side for a variety of projects surrounding big data in healthcare. This information will be used by physicians and researchers in clinical studies to help people living with diabetes develop better glycemic control.


Work independently or in a lead role in the R&D department in most aspects of the overall software development process (such as planning and scheduling, software design, code development, testing and maintenance) of application software under a disciplined product development process that meets FDA requirements. Works independently on identifying new technologies for implementation into new product development and process improvements. Exercises independent judgment in identifying, recommending and implementing significant and/or complex new tools/process improvements to meet company objectives in areas of new product development, product testing, process improvement and compliance with regulatory requirements. Ideally leads technical teams in the accomplishment of software design, testing and/or maintenance activities. Develops networks involving cross functional/cross departmental groups as well as communication to Senior Management. Readily adjusts priorities and works within team environment for timely completion of common objectives for multiple projects. Resolve significant and/or complex technical issues to meet company objectives.

  • Technical leadership in one or more areas of application software development (such as software design, code development, testing and/or maintenance) including project planning and scheduling activities.

  • Reliably deliver high quality software within schedule constraints

  • Provides technical ownership of software products.

  • Actively participates in product development teams for the development of new products and services.

  • Works with the Software consultant(s) and contractor(s) on the system and/or algorithm design and /or testing issues.

  • Works with QA engineers to ensure that software products are robust and of very high quality.

  • Implement software or testing designs efficiently utilizing the appropriate tools such as C#, SQL, Python as well as use of Version Control Systems.

  • Research technical issues and propose technical approaches that achieve product and quality requirements.

  • Participate in the full life cycle of development, from specification and design through implementation, testing, deployment and support. Work on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and performing other duties as assigned by management.



Bachelors in Engineering or Computer Science or related engineering or scientific field. MS or PhD degree ideal. 8 years relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or 6 yrs with MS degree. Will receive additional 2 years experience credit for PhD. Experience in software engineering management or technical leadership is desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Minimum 5 years of experience (such as software design, coding and testing) in web/backend/database programming or data processing for safety critical products. Experience in Internet technologies (web development, application servers), and database design and programming are required. Excellent troubleshooting skills are a must. Strong working knowledge of the principles of quality software engineering as described by software lifecycle development processes that are consistent with ISO, IEEE, or other FDA recognized standards. Experience using Source Control Management is required.


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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