Abbott Software Engineer Tester in Irving, Texas

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.

Job Description


Primary function is to test software for automated IVD systems and informatics. Participates in a team-oriented environment to develop requirements and design for user interface,business rules,data management or embedded system control applications,in addition to ensuring requirements and design are tested.

This is an individual contributor position responsible for software design verification. Responsibilities include executing software development life cycle activities from software requirements definition through design verification. Must have skills to plan and schedule own work activities and coordinate activities with other Software Test Engineers. Primary areas of responsibility include:

  • Moderate operation of diagnostic instruments

  • Provide support for fault isolation, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis for software in development and on-market. Able to apply the latest software design and development tools and techniques as required.

  • Software Integration and Design Verification Testing

  • Review software requirements and provide input to ensure they are testable

  • Develop test plans, strategies, and use cases for features, requirements, or defects

  • Develop manual and automated test cases and acceptance criteria

  • Run informal and formal protocols for software features, requirements or defects

  • Perform test case and test case run analysis to determine adequacy of test cases, including coverage, boundary and regression analysis

  • Run and analyze memory leak and performance timing testing

  • Write software code to support automated testing tools

  • Perform software translation testing for supported languages (i.e. Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Czech, Greek, Russian, German)

  • Configuration Management

  • Software Installation - includes OEM Preinstall Kit (OPK) for Windows base operating system, simulator software, automation software, instrument application software

  • Firewall configuration and networking

  • Checking automation files in and out of Clear Case

  • Understand FDA Regulations, Q documents and apply to software development


  • Computer Science

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Medical Technologist

  • Or similar Engineering Degree

Experience/Skills Preferred:

  • Experience with writing scripts and software code

  • Experience with automated testing and simulator tools

  • Experience with DOORs, Quality Center, Serena Business Manager, Clear Case.


B.S. in Computer Science or similar engineering discipline including Software Engineering or Biomedical Engineering is required. In lieu of college education/degree,on the job experience in Software Testing or Medical Device Testing or Life Sciences of > 6-10 years is acceptable. 3-5 years experience covering the entire software lifecycle (requirements definition through verification) in a team environment. 3-5 years experience in a laboratory environment. Requires experience with Microsoft Windows applications. Experience with automated testing and simulator tools preferred.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email