Abbott Software Quality Engineer in Princeton, New Jersey

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.

Abbott Point of Care develops, manufactures and markets critical medical diagnostic and data management products for rapid blood analysis. The i-STAT System is an advanced, portable diagnostic tool that provides real-time, lab-quality results within minutes to accelerate patient-care decision-making. The i-STAT System has the industry’s most comprehensive menu of tests in a single, with-patient platform, including tests for blood gases, electrolytes, chemistries, coagulation, hematology, glucose, and cardiac markers.

We are currently searching for a dynamic Software Quality Engineer (SQA) to join our Software Quality Assurance Team. Responsible for ensuring software quality within complex medical device products through the development and execution of software test plans by way of verification procedures based upon software and system specifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review product design documentation to ensure that User Stories (requirements) statements are correct, unambiguous, and verifiable.

  • Consult with manufacturing development team to evaluate system interfaces, operational requirements, and performance requirements of overall system.

  • Define test methods and create test plans for new or updated software projects to determine if the software will perform accurately and reliably according to documented User Stories (requirements) as well as established standards under both normal and abnormal conditions.

  • Recommend design improvements or corrections to engineers throughout the development process.

  • Maintain effective communication with the project software engineers on project limitation, capability, performance requirement and hardware interface changes.

  • Execute test plans and create test reports to describe program evaluation, testing, and correction.

  • Drive the execution of daily smoke tests.

  • Monitor program performance after implementation to prevent reoccurrence of program operating problems and ensure efficiency of operation.

  • Lead the creation or the adoption of test tools that facilitate data gathering and test method execution.

  • Support manufacturing by verifying fixture software or any software used during production.

  • Participate in risk management meetings.

**This position could be filled at 1 level lower depending on candidate experience.


Minimum Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent technical Degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 4+ years of experience

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • High level of initiative with ability to self-manage.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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