Abbott Senior Software Engineer, Informatics in Abbott Park, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 73,000 people. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


Primary Job Function

  • This is a technical role with the candidate expected to be a critical contributor to building compelling informatics products within Abbott’s Diagnostics Division.

  • The individual will develop software on informatics programs from concept through launch. She/he will also be responsible for supporting on-market products post-launch.

  • She/he will be responsible for defining, developing and documenting either presentation tier, application tier, services tier of desktop, mobile or cloud hosted informatics products.

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • The individual will be responsible for design and development of applications using contemporary platform architectures such as SOA (Service Oriented Architectures), Cloud Computing, Big Data, Web, Mobile, other.

  • The individual is responsible for executing the various software development lifecycle (SDLC) activities – user stories, use cases, software requirements, design, development and design verification (incl. unit, functional and system testing).

  • She/he is responsible for developing test plans and test cases for software components.

  • The individual is responsible for root cause analysis including troubleshooting of informatics work products during development and for on-market products.

  • She/he will be responsible for creating and maintaining documentation for the artifacts created during the SDLC.

  • The individual will be responsible for ensuring the continuous improvement and evolution of software work products.

  • The individual should independently conceive plans and implement development artifacts (requirements, analysis, design, documentation and software work products) as-needed to meet program goals.

  • The individual may travel occasionally per needs of the assigned project.

Position Accountability / Scope

  • The individual is responsible for the design, development and commercialization of informatics products in compliance with internal policies and procedures, both US and Foreign regulatory standards and requirements.

  • The individual will participate in development efforts using Agile development frameworks such as Scrum or Kanban.

  • The individual will interact with project managers and R&D leadership on project scope, timeline, risks and budget.

  • She/he is accountable for the development of one or more informatics modules as assigned on individual programs.

  • The individual will work as part of cross-functional teams in Global Marketing, Research & Development, Information Technology, Quality, Operations, Regulatory and Business Development to deliver informatics products.

  • She/he will work with a broad range of technologists and support personnel both within and outside of Abbott.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in one or more following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Decision Sciences, Symbolic Systems, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics or Information Systems. An advanced degree in one of the above disciplines is preferred.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

Minimum of 5-8 years of experience at a startup, mid- to large-sized corporation is required. The candidate must have experience in developing and launching unique software / informatics products in one of the following industries: healthcare, defense or telecommunications.

A solid understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP) and contemporary design patterns/practices.

The candidate must have working knowledge in Node.js and /or Java. Prior experience with UML is required.

The candidate must have working knowledge in either SQL (PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, other) or NoSQL (Dynamo, Redis, MongoDB, other).

Experience with web technologies (Angular.js, Node.js, D3.js, HTML5, CSS,, REST or other)

Prior experience developing or working with Cloud-based technologies such as Amazon Web Services is highly desired.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Windows Development Environment (Visual Studio)

  • SQL Server 2012+ with strong SQL Query Skills

  • JavaScript, WinForms, .NET Framework 4.5, C# 6.0, and XML

  • Computer Networking skills

  • Experience with localizing software applications for specific target markets

  • Preferred knowledge:

  • Laboratory Information Management Systems and laboratory operations

  • SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Windows Service Development

  • Relational Database Design


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