Abbott Senior Software Engineer, Device Driver in Alameda, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Position Summary:

Work independently on the design, development and maintenance of embedded firmware under a disciplined product development process that meets FDA requirements. Contribute to software system designs including architecture definitions and module interfaces Implement device driver designs efficiently in a programming language (C, C++, etc.) Define and implement data management and data flow in embedded environment Create high quality software design documentation Use appropriate tools and techniques for productivity and code quality: debuggers, profilers, unit testing, source control, etc. Research technical issues and propose technical approaches. Reliably deliver high quality software within schedule constraints Provides technical ownership of software products. Interacts with test engineers to insure that software products are robust and of very high quality. Participate in the full life cycle of development, from specification and design through implementation, testing, and support. Work on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires and evaluation of intangibles. Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.


  • Knowledge of embedded software system design, C, C++, structured software development and/or Object Modeling Desig, debugger and ICE, RTOS, device driver and low level device interface, microprocessor architecture, SPI, UART, USB, device memory management


Associate Degree (+_13) or equivalent experience

Min. of 7 Years of Experience

Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline

Preferred skillset:

RF communication including WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, UHF, database development, UML or SysML, assembly language

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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