Abbott Software Engineer I in Sunnyvale, California

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Software Engineer I. Working under limited supervision, performs moderate risk/moderate complexity specialized level software project activities in such areas as Development, Tools, Test, Requirements and/or related areas. Assignments may include, but are not limited to, analyzing requirements, planning and scheduling data, updating and maintaining different software specifications based on analysis of specifications, needs and improvements, as well as troubleshooting, debugging, and maintaining of software, test, or tool designs, cases, scripts, procedures, and/or code based on strategic analysis. May lead project teams. Work requires the application of theoretical engineering principles, evaluation, ingenuity and creative/analytical techniques typically acquired in a recognized four-year or more academic course of specialized study. Applies engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems in a creative manner unique to each study. Exercises level appropriate technical judgment in planning, organizing, performing, and/or coordinating engineering work.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

Working from requirement specifications, develops, maintains, and updates detailed design and interface specifications

Participates in and supports the implementation, development, enhancements, and modifications to software source code, scripts, and procedures

Debugs, troubleshoots, and isolates software problems as well as offers strategic solutions, analysis, and advice regarding identified issues for future development

Identifies parameters, structure, and critical test components

Writes, updates, or executes test design, test cases, as well as test procedures (automated, semi-automated or manual) and analyzes and reports test results

Writes, updates, and maintains requirement and interface specifications

Contributes to and supports gathering, analyzing, and validating requirements

Contributes to and supports writing, updating, developing and maintaining Hazard/Risk/Cyber Security analysis specifications

Contributes to and supports root-cause analysis of failures

Working from requirement specifications, develops, maintains, and updates test requirements and design/test protocols

Supports implementation, enhancements, and modifications to test cases, procedures, scripts, and code

Presents at design reviews; documents and resolves issues as directed

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering discipline, computer science, related engineering field

6 months of related experience

Typically a minimum of 3 plus years of progressively more responsible work experience in a range of software engineering disciplines using a variety of programming methods

Experience with C, C++, C# and/or Java is required

Experience with formal software development methodologies, and source code management is recommended

Experience with unit- and integration-level testing and automated testing is recommended

Experience with testing Embedded Software(firmware) within implantable medical devices is desired

Experience with testing features within implantable medical devices is desired

Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment

Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization

Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner

Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail

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