Abbott Sr. Software Manager in Plymouth, Minnesota

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


The Sr. Software Engineering Manager (Senior Manager, Software Engineering) at will be responsible for leading the software engineering team for design, implementation and verification of our cardiac mapping and ablation systems. This is a highly visible role where you will join the project leadership team having an opportunity to directly interact with key stakeholders including KOLs and world-class researchers. We are seeking a highly-motivated, execution-focused leader with the ability to define roles and activities necessary for a successful product commercialization.


  • Build and manage a high-performance software engineering team by developing, mentoring and coaching each engineer as appropriate. Inspire and motivate the team members to achieve individual and project goals for on-time product delivery with exceptional quality

  • Design and deliver cardiac mapping systems with best in class data visualization and usability

  • Drive development of software architecture and functionality - with an emphasis on modularity and portability to allow reuse. Manage and enhance software architecture and technology stack to meet future needs and scalability

  • Manage GUI, hardware control and database design for optimal performance and integration with system

  • Manage the research and prototyping of new and innovative solutions; manage feasibility studies of the design to determine if capable of functioning as intended

  • Lead software development efforts with various external partners and subcontractors. Work with them to ensure that the work is getting done when it needs to be and with the quality and consistency we strive to deliver to our patients. Demonstrate strong and clear accountability for project success

  • Promote good software design practices at every stage of development Evaluate and apply coding and design practices to the existing and new products

  • Ensure compliance with Abbott quality policies, procedures, and practices

  • Ensure documentation throughout all phases of research and development

  • Work effectively in cross-functional teams consisting of Clinical, Design & Usability, Marketing, R&D, Quality, and Regulatory

  • Report progress regularly to upper management

  • Effective project management and meet project milestones

  • Effective team building and people management

  • Establishment of software development process aligned with FDA regulation and Abbott quality system

  • Author software development schedule and verification test plans

  • Delivers highest quality software code

  • Delivers documentation of software requirements, design, implementation, integration and testing Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar

  • 10+ years of product software design and development experience of complex systems

  • 5+ years of team leadership or management experience leading local and remote software teams

  • Strong technical knowledge of software engineering, both tools and processes, is required

  • Sound decision making and risk analysis skills on software

  • Experience measuring and reporting software quality-related metrics

  • Experience in project management of regulated medical software

  • Experience working with C/C++ or any other modern programming language

  • Familiarity with DICOM and PACS is a plus

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly to upper management and other stakeholders in different functions at various levels

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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