Sr. Software Engineer

Plymouth MN 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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit – an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Plymouth, MN location in the Structural Heart division. Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the development of novel and exciting medical devices used in interventional cardiology! Your responsibilities will fluctuate (based on business needs) between overseeing a small subteam of software engineers and hands-on development of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) application using Qt 6.5 running on top of desktop Linux. You will oversee the final delivery of software, working closely with engineering teams, CTM(s), functional management and program management.

What You’ll Work On

  • Oversee the software workstream at scale, serving as key liaison to cross-functional development team.
  • Develop a GUI application utilizing Qt 6.5 framework, coded in QML and JavaScript
  • Configure desktop Linux running on a lower-power intel CPU for security, reliability, battery life, etc.
  • Configure and deploy WiFi, BLE stacks within Linux
  • Develop device software responsible for managing the front-end components of cloud connectivity.
  • Collaborate with cybersecurity engineering to enhance the security of both new and existing software implementations.
  • Oversee the JIRA board, facilitate Change Control Board (CCB) meetings, and drive cross-functional decision-making.
  • Implement and maintain testing tools and manage code repositories.
  • Oversee documentation of all stages of software development, testing, and deployment in compliance with Abbott’s quality system requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years industry experience of software development experience with a track record of delivering working software and roles of increasing scope/responsibility.
  • Ability to oversee and influence a small team is a must, incorporating bias towards action and a positive, flexible mindset that brings energy and a can-do attitude.
  • Experience with bring-up and configuration of Linux-based OS (e.g., Ubuntu, YOCTO), including WiFi, BLE, HDMI, and USB protocol stacks.
  • Experience in Graphical User Interface (GUI) development frameworks; Qt 6.5 experience is desired.
  • Strong familiarity with common programming languages such as C/C++, C#, Qt QML, JavaScript, etc.
  • Familiarity with development tools (IDEs, configuration management systems, debuggers, unit test frameworks)
  • A bias towards action and ability to promote a supportive team culture.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills is essential, capable of communicating complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cloud Computing or related. MS/PhD preferred
  • Familiarity or willingness to learn predictive/analytical modeling using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with GUI development using Qt 6.5 framework and QML/JavaScript coding languages.
  • Familiarity with BlueZ, dotnet, nRFConnect SDK, Zephr RTOS and NXP SDK
  • Familiarity with embedded systems development
  • Familiarity with IEC 62304 Software Development Lifecycle Processes
  • Experience in the use / deployment of a requirements management environment, such as DOORS, JAMA or Cognition Cockpit
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity basics

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The base pay for this position is $72,700.00 – $145,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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