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Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Alameda CA Abbott Laboratories

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

At Abbott, we believe people with diabetes should have the freedom to enjoy active lives. That’s why we’re focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health more effectively and comfortably, with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.

Our location in Alameda, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Embedded Software Engineer.

You will work independently (or in a lead role) in one or more aspects of the overall software development process (such as software design, code development, testing and/or maintenance) of application software or embedded firmware under and on identifying new technologies for implementation into new product development and process improvements.  Exercises independent judgment in identifying, recommending and implementing significant and/or complex new tools/process improvements to meet company objectives in areas of new product development, product testing, process improvement in a disciplined product development process that meets FDA requirements.


  • Technical leadership in one or more areas of application/embedded software development (such as software design, code development, testing and/or maintenance) including project scheduling activities.

  • Reliably deliver high quality software within schedule constraints.

  • Provides technical ownership of software products.

  • Actively participates in product development teams for the development of new products and services.

  • Works with the Software consultant(s) on the system and/or algorithm design and /or testing issues.

  • Interacts with QA engineers to insure that software products are robust and of very high quality.

  • Research technical issues and propose technical approaches that achieve product and quality requirements.

  • Participate in the full life cycle of development, from specification and design through implementation, testing, and support.

  • Work on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires and evaluation of intangibles.

  • Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.


  • Bachelors in Electrical or Computer Science or related engineering or scientific field.  8 years relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or 6 yrs with MS degree.  Will receive additional 2 years experience credit for PhD. MS or PhD degree ideal.   

  • Minimum 5 years of experience (such as software design, coding and/or testing) in applications programming and/or software development of embedded systems using C or C++.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills are a must.  Strong debugging techniques and experience on using debugger is required and/or use of testing tools to ensure high level of quality of software product. 

  • Strong working knowledge of the principles of quality software engineering as described by software lifecycle development processes that are consistent with ISO, IEEE, or other FDA recognized standards.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.


  • Good Knowledge on microprocessor architecture, experience in device driver and low level device interface design and development is a plus.

  • Experience in multitasking in RTOS software design and development is a plus.

  • Experience in applications programming and/or software development of embedded systems for safety critical products is a plus.

  • Some experience in software engineering management or technical leadership desirable.

  • Experience in design, engineering, and testing of software contained in medical devices developed under the FDAs regulations for 510(k) or PM

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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