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Senior Software Engineer, Manufacturing Automation



Full Time

On Site


Plano, Texas, 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.

Job Title

Senior Software Engineer, Manufacturing Automation

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] student debt program and [Register to View] 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 works out of our Plano, TX location in the Neuromodulation Division. Our Neuromodulation business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum.

This position is responsible for development of software used to control test and/or process equipment hardware in a medical device manufacturing environment. Also included in the scope of this position are programs for automating process control activities and data capture / reporting. The software solutions developed by this position will support manufacturing through both new development efforts as well as maintenance and improvement of existing software systems.

What You’ll Work On

  • Develop and maintain non-product software for manufacturing test and process hardware systems
  • Proactively develop solutions for yield and process improvement
  • Lead a cross-functional team to define and implement solutions
  • Create software validation and verification procedures
  • Deploy process improvements and new product introductions to manufacturing
  • Technical ability to independently complete moderate to high complexity software projects from start to finish (C, C++, C#, CVI, LabVIEW, Lab Windows, and similar)
  • Drive for continuous improvement
  • Project and People Leadership
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Cross-functional teamwork

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. Software Engineering, B.S. Electrical Engineering, or B.S. Computer Engineering and a minimum of 5 years of experience, or equivalent experience.
  • Full Software Development Lifecycle, including:
    • Project Planning
    • Requirements Definition
    • Risk Analysis
    • Development
    • Testing / Troubleshooting
    • Documentation
    • Release
    • Maintenance
  • Minimum 3 years experience hardware / software integration and testing
  • Development / implementation of hardware drivers for control and measurement functions
  • Scripting experience for data collection and analysis (e.g. Perl, Python, shell scripting, or similar)
  • Strong experience using C#, LabVIEW
  • Experience implementing and interacting with databases
  • Software verification and validation
  • Part 11 Compliance / Data Integrity experience
  • Ability to travel up to 5%, including internationally

Preferred Qualifications

  • Medical device experience or other highly regulated industry
  • Experience in development of automated test or process equipment
  • 6+ years of experience covering the entire software lifecycle

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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