Abbott Sr. Software Development Quality Engineer (Firmware) in Plano, Texas

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.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Firmware/Software Development Quality Engineer to assure new or modified products conform to quality standards and establishes compliance with the quality system. You will be responsible for maintaining a strong collaborative partnership with cross-functional team members that facilitates organizational success by protecting patient/user safety and meeting business needs. This is a hands-on role where you will apply self-directed and diversified engineering and quality principles to our devices and systems. The Firmware/Software Development Quality Engineer will support Neuromodulation firmware/software product development. They will help maintain the quality system, ensure that all processes are efficient and followed during the development lifecycle, champion process improvement, gain domain knowledge over the product, help troubleshoot issues, protect the business during audits, and seek to improve the quality of products. Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Execute and support on-time completion of Design Control Deliverables

  • Represent Quality Assurance on cross-functional development teams to provide guidance and support for design controls, risk management, and regulatory strategy

  • Support Design Verification and Validation planning & execution, including active cross- functional root-cause analysis investigation & resolution activities

  • Support Risk Management activities from product Concept through Commercialization

  • Design and perform acceptance testing on software systems

  • Support DHF content completion, integrity, and regulatory & standards compliance; collaboratively communicating & resolving gaps

  • Support manufacturing process development & qualification for new product commercialization and product changes

  • Support the establishment of objective, measurable, discrete, and verifiable customer and product requirements

  • Support the ongoing maintenance of the quality system (internal and external audits, CAPA, NCMR, complaints) and lead proactive quality system improvements

  • Contribute to product design reviews, risk analyses, and document reviews

  • Automate processes and firmware/software/systems testing

  • Performs Software Configuration Management tasks.

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

  • Bachelor degree, or advance degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in medical device development and/or other highly regulated industry

  • Extensive working experience on firmware / software development

  • Working knowledge of 21 CFR part 820, IEC 62304, IEC 82304-1, ISO 14971, and ISO 13485

  • Experience with software development, using languages such as C, C++, C#, or Java

  • Experience with systems engineering, system requirements management, and system level risk management strategies

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

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

  • Meticulous and methodical with high attention to detail

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • Advanced degree (e.g. MS) or equivalent practical experience

  • Experience with Class III medical devices

  • Strong foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design

  • Capable of deep-dives into code

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively strategize and communicate at multiple levels in the organization

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills

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