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Sr. Software Development Quality Engineer

Abbott Laboratories

Location : Sunnyvale, CA

Headquarters : Chicago, Illinois, United States

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Developer

Experience : Senior Level

Abbott Laboratories
Sunnyvale, CA
Experience & Skills
  • Git
  • Software development
  • SDLC
Job details
Job Type
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) matching
Full Job Description
  • 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
  • A healthy heart is essential to good health. That's why we're committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.
  • Our location in Sunnyvale, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Sr. Software Development Quality Engineer.
  • The Senior Software Design Quality Engineer is responsible for Software Quality relative to the design and development of company products, software reliability, developing and maintaining processes and procedures, and assuring adherence to the software development lifecycle across Abbott. 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.
What you'll do
  • Execute and support on-time completion of Design Control Deliverables
  • Support on-time execution of Quality Plans for internal development, OEM-based, Clinical Product Development (CPDP), and design change projects
  • Guides development and documentation of standard operating procedures, specifications and test procedures
  • Guide peer engineers with understanding of the system knowledge and effectively writing up of the use cases.
  • Coach and mentor team members on best practices in verification and validation testing, and overall product lifecycle testing (mostly across integration and system testing), to establish product and system reliability
  • Accountable for Design Verification and Validation test planning & execution, including active cross-functional root-cause analysis investigation & resolution activities (using manual test cases, or developing test automation scripts)
  • Participate in reviews for System and Software requirements, Software and Firmware design, and code inspection.
  • Reviews test protocols and test results provided by another functional group.
  • Lead or support Risk Management activities from product Concept through Commercialization
  • Bring forth ideas and implement quality tools that improve the software design reviews.
  • Bring forth ideas and implement testing tools that improve the software testing lifecycle.
  • Ensure DHF content completion, integrity, and regulatory & standards compliance; collaboratively communicating & resolving gaps
  • Provide guidance to Threat Modeling to identify threats and security risks for the system, and implement quality procedure based on Threat Model of Cyber attacks
  • Support internal & external audit and related responses
  • Support the establishment of objective, measurable, discrete, and verifiable customer and product requirements
  • Complete Document Change Request Reviews in a timely and objective manner
  • Additional duties may be identified by functional management based on the current project/business objectives.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.
  • Bachelor level degree in Computer science, software engineering or a closely related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in software development in either Mobile Application (iOS, Android), Web Based Application, or Medical device
  • Experience developing automation frameworks using Selenium, UFT and/or Appium.
  • Programming experience in C/C#/Visual Studio/Java, Scripting Language such as Python, Ruby, Perl
  • Experience with Cybersecurity Risk Management activities; such as Threat Modeling, writing Quality Procedure to validate the design mitigations
  • Experience with software configuration, and issue tracking tools such as GIT, Jira, Subversion, ClearQuest, Doors, Bugzilla.
  • Experience using overall test management tools such as Microfocus ALM, Zephyr, TestComplete.
  • Experience in review tool(s) to aide code review such as Code Collaborator, Coverity, Parasoft DT.
  • Experience in planning, design and execution of unit, integration, and system test events – across web, mobile, and IoT platforms (in other words, experience throughout the entire test lifecycle, for these platforms). This is a MUST.
  • Experience as team-member/lead in Agile SDLC projects/programs.
  • Previous Software Quality engineering experience and demonstrated use of Quality tools/methodologies. This is a MUST.
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model.
  • Working knowledge of 21 CFR part 820, IEC 62304, IEC 82304-1, ISO 14971, and ISO 13485
  • Working knowledge of the CAPA process, and its alignment with the overall product/process improvements
  • Working experience in behavior-driven testing and scripting using cucumber or behave.
  • Working experience in behavior-driven testing for Mobile Application using Calabash
  • Experience in automated testing using Selenium and Appium.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • 3-5 years experience in software development in either Mobile Application (iOS, Android), Web Based Application, or Medical device
  • 7-9 years experience in software testing and validation, across industries, including lead or supervisory experience
  • Ability to travel
What we offer
  • At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
  • Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:
  • Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
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