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Lead Embedded Software Development Engineer Openings



Full Time

On Site


Alameda, California, United States

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

· Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

· Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

· An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

· Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] target="_blank">Freedom 2 Save student debt program and [Register to View] target="_blank">FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

· A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

· A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position is in our Abbott Diabetes Care Division, where we are focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.

Our location in Alameda, CA currently has Lead Embedded Software Development Engineer Openings. We are looking for engineers that are recognized as an expert in embedded development with broad expertise in complete lifecycle management of embedded software designs, specifically in the areas of new software development, software maintenance, resolving significant technical issues as well as providing direction for new software technology/process development activities that have a broad impact to the company goals.


  • Provide leadership in embedded software development and project scheduling, provide oversight for design integration and testing and reliably deliver high-quality software within schedule constraints.

  • Capable of working at high level of performance on projects and activities that dramatically impacts the business. Participate as senior engineering representative in product development teams for development strategies of new products and services.

  • Work with external software consultants as required for system development, algorithm design and project management to deliver on established project milestones.

  • Implement software design efficiently in current programming languages (C, C++, Assembly, etc.) to include use of appropriate tools and techniques for productivity and code quality: debuggers, profilers, unit testing, source control, etc.

  • Participate in the full life cycle of development, from specification and design through implementation, testing, and support.

  • Lead the evaluation of new software design tools, software architectures, microprocessors and algorithms. Coordinating and working effectively with other departments to provide software support as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Engineering or related field with 8 plus years’ of experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Extensive solid programming experience using current programming languages such as C, C++, Assembly, structured software development and/or Object Modeling Design experience and in software development of embedded systems for safety critical products.

  • Strong debugging techniques and experience on using debugger and ICE is required and 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 multitasking in RTOS software design and development is a plus.

  • Experience in Source Control Management and excellent knowledge of general software engineering principles and troubleshooting skills.

  • Excellent Knowledge and experience on RF software design, device driver configuration, and test is a plus.

  • Team management or large team project management experience preferred.

  • Excellent experience in Communications design using RS232, Bluetooth Low Energy, WiFi, TCP/IP, USB or equivalent is a plus

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* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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