Abbott Principal Software Architect Engineer in St. Paul, 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.

We are looking for a high caliber Principal Engineer-Software Architect that is a flexible, forward thinking individual with a strong motivation to drive quality and process improvement through software architecture. This person will lead the Software Architecture for the EnSite Precision Cardiac Mapping System and Workmate Claris Recording System (FDA Class II, near-real time medical device software). This includes working with customers and other internal stakeholders to inform the desired software architecture and develop architectural quality attribute requirements; documenting the software architecture; performing regular evaluations of the software architecture; exercising leadership and influence to drive cross-team agreement on conformance to best practices and architectural principles; and, working with the test organization to ensure that architectural quality attributes are verified prior to product approval. Work also includes: software design, software implementation, unit test development, field service investigation. Technologies include Linux, C++, Qt, OpenGL, database administration, message bus and TCP/IP.

The individual chosen for this position must have a proven track record of working cooperatively in small to medium sized groups, as a member of a distributed team and across functional boundaries with representatives from other functional groups including Quality, Marketing, Post Market Surveillance and Test. Good communication skills, both oral and written, are a must for this position.

Required Education & Experience:

  • 10 or more years experience in a software development role, including within Agile software development using SCRUM

  • BS in Engineering, preferably in Computer Science or Software Engineering

  • Strong knowledge of C++, multi-threading, real-time data handling, TCP/IP communications, message bus implementation and unit test development preferably in the context of desktop/workstation computer-based applications (as opposed to embedded)

  • Experience measuring, reporting and designing for quality related metrics

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and debugging skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and spoken form

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Engineering, preferably in Computer Science or Software Engineering

  • Previous software development experience in a regulated industry, preferably medical devices.

  • Knowledge of QSR, ISO/EN and Quality Systems standards

  • Background in software process improvement techniques, e.g., team software process (TSP), defect density analysis, orthogonal defect classification, cyclomatic complexity analysis, function point analysis

  • Experience with Qt, QML, Linux/Unix

  • GUI development experience

  • OpenGL experience using direct OpenGL calls in addition to any library experience (e.g., VTK)

  • Database administration experience (SQLite and MySQL)

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 corpjat@abbott.com