Abbott Senior Software Engineer in Lake Forest, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Job Function

As an Informatics Software Engineer you will significantly contribute to building the next release of product features and system design. Participate in a team-oriented environment to define and develop user interface, business rules, data management, and integration with ERP Systems. Develop software on informatics programs from concept through launch. Support on-market products post-launch.

The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for development and working on complex system software; takes pride in building top-quality software; and is driven to achieve operational excellence. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills are essential.


  • Execute software development life cycle activities from software requirements, design and implementation through design verification.

  • Complete fault isolation, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis activities during system integration and testing for systems in development and on-Market.

  • Develop software test strategies including regression analysis.

  • Collaborate with other team members to ensure continuous improvement and iterative evolution of the informatics applications.

  • Ensure compliance with the ADD Informatics Quality system.

  • Manage individual projects including plan creation, execution, and tracking.

  • Provide mentoring and guidance for junior engineers.


  • B.S. in Computer Science or similar engineering discipline including Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering is required. M.S. in Computer Science or Software Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering is preferred. Associates Degree is acceptable with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in a related job function.

  • 5-7 years of experience covering the entire software lifecycle in a team-oriented environment. Requires experience in Microsoft .NET/C#/ technologies with emphasis in object-oriented analysis and design. Experience with UML formal object oriented design notation is required. Experience with localizing software applications for specific target markets is preferred. Analyze existing designs for testability and maintainability and redesign as required.

  • Experience in the following:

  • Agile software development

  • Experience with Design Patterns

  • Microsoft .NET/C#/IIS/Windows Services

  • XML, XSLT, JScript .NET, and SOA

  • Experience with SQL Databases and SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Experience with integrating ERP applications

  • Experience in Unit, Integration and functional testing, source control (Git preferred), and good software engineering practices.

  • Mobile computing development (e.g. Android) is preferred

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email