Principal Software Engineer

Abbott Laboratories Plano , TX 75023

Posted 6 months ago

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.


Job Summary:

Working independently, performs highly complex and 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. Functions as lead on project teams and may supervise other engineers. 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.

Job Duties:

  • 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, cases, as well as procedures and reports 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 analysis specifications

  • Contributes to and supports root-cause analysis of failures.

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

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

  • Debugs, troubleshoots, and isolates software problems and offers strategic advice regarding identified issues for future development

  • Identifies parameters, structure, and critical test components. Writes, updates, or executes test design, cases, as well as procedures and reports results.

  • Presents at design reviews; documents and resolves issues as directed.

  • Contributes to and supports reviews held by other engineers on related projects and provide useful feedback.

  • May write and update requirement specifications for an assigned area.

  • Reviews project deliverable such as specifications, code, and test/tool procedures for feasibility, thoroughness, clarity, correctness, and accuracy.

  • Provides work direction and mentors other software engineers

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

General Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, or a related engineering field.

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

  • Experience with visual modeling, graphical user interfaces, multi-threading, networking, relational databases, formal software development methodologies, and source code management is recommended.

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

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

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

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • 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.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.


Product Development


NM Neuromodulation


United States > Texas > Plano : 6901 Preston Road





Yes, 10 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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