Abbott Sr. 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.

As an Informatics Software Engineer on the team you will significantly contribute to building the next release of product features and system design. It provides huge opportunities to work at all levels from the front-end user experience, to a set of robust platform services. You should be somebody who enjoys development and working on complex system software, and is passionate about building quality software as well as achieving operational excellence. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills are essential.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track record of success delivering new features or products. The candidate should be a critical contributor to building compelling informatics products within Abbotts 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.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • The individual will be responsible for analyzing customer needs (via use cases, requirements, or like), design and development of software work products.

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

  • The individual will develop high performance, scalable and secure applications.

  • The individual will work with other members of the Informatics team to ensure continuous improvement and iterative evolution of the informatics applications.

  • The individual must ensure their work is compliant with the ADD Informatics Quality system.

  • The individual should conceive plans, execute and track their projects.

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

Position Accountability/Scope

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

  • She/he is accountable for assisting with the design and implementation of one or more features as assigned on individual programs.

  • The individual must have prior experience operating in Scrum-based development teams.

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

  • The individual will work as part of cross-functional teams to deliver informatics products.

Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. in Computer Science or similar engineering discipline including Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering is required. MS is preferred. 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 professional experience in a related job function.

5-7 years’ experience covering the entire software lifecycle in a team-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The candidate must have experience in developing and launching unique software / informatics products.

  • Experience working with the following: web/mobile application development, Unix/Linux environments developing large software systems.

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

  • Prior experience with web-based development using React/Redux, Node.js, Python, D3.js, HTML5, or similar technologies is required.

  • Prior experience with CSS, UI development

  • Familiarity with browser testing and debugging

  • Prior experience with docker and web deployment technologies.

  • The candidate must have working knowledge of SQL (PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, other) and NoSQL (Dynamo, Redis, MongoDB, other).

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