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Abbott Sr. Software Engineer - Mobile in Alameda, 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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Interested in working in the medical field and improving the lives of people with diabetes? This is an exciting opportunity to work on product enhancements and next generation development for Abbott's FreeStyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor. FreeStyle Libre has been available in the USA since the end of 2017 and already has 650,000 daily users worldwide. In this position you will be a project lead on the mobile development side for our next generation sensors.

Summary of Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years developing software products, full-cycle

  • Strong C++ skills

  • Demonstrated use of industry-standard practices in design, development and testing. Ability to efficiently architect and develop complex system components: (a) using industry-standard design patterns, (b) develop multi-threaded code, (c) develop complex algorithms

  • Proficient use of appropriate tools and techniques for productivity and code quality: debuggers, profilers, unit testing, source control, etc.

  • Experience using APIs in host OS (IOS, Android, Windows, MacOS)

  • Superior communications skills (oral & written)

  • Ability to work with cross-functional team

  • Experience with regulated industry (e.g. medical)

  • Experience using QT for cross-platform development a plus

  • Experience with USB communications

Primary Job Function:

Works 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 mobile application under a disciplined product development process that meets FDA requirements. Works independently 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 and compliance with regulatory requirements. May lead technical teams in the accomplishment of software design, testing and/or maintenance activities. Develops networks involving cross functional/cross departmental groups as well as communication to Senior Management. Readily adjusts priorities and works within team environment for timely completion of common objectives for multiple projects. Resolve significant and/or complex technical issues to meet company objectives.

Main Responsibilities:

Technical leadership in one or more areas of desktop application/mobile app 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 ensure that software products are robust and of very high quality. Implement software or testing designs efficiently utilizing the appropriate tools such as C, C++, C#, Java, Nunit, Coverity as well as use of Version Control Systems. 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.

Minimum Education:

Bachelors in Electrical or Computer Science or related engineering or scientific field. MS or PhD degree ideal.

Minimum Experience:

8 years relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or 6 yrs with MS degree. Will receive additional 2 years experience credit for PhD. Some experience in software engineering management or technical leadership desirable. Good knowledge of software engineering principles. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Minimum 5 years of experience (such as software design, coding and/or testing) in applications programming and/or software development of mobile applications for safety critical products. As there are many aspects of software development (such as design, coding and/or testing), specific required experience depends on nature of responsibilities. Minimum 5 years of experience in applications programming and/or software development of mobile applications for safety critical products. 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. Experience in design, engineering, and testing of software contained in medical devices developed under the FDAs regulations for 510(k) or PMA products is preferred. Experience in Source Control Management is highly preferable. Experience on multitasking in modern OS’s (IOS, Android, Windows, MacOS) software design and development is highly preferable. Experience on Internet technologies (web development, application servers) and database design is a strong plus. Knowledgeable on device driver and low level device interface design and development is a plus. Good experience in Communications design using Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi, TCP/IP, USB or equivalent is a plus.

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