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Software Engineer I



Full Time

On Site


Burlington, Massachusetts, 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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Embedded Software Engineer – Heart Failure Therapy Burlington, MA

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology and Heart Failure (EPHF) division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies, As a global leader in Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy, our breakthrough medical device 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 failure (HF).

As Embedded Software Engineer, you will be part of our Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy product development team focused on planning and delivering of custom in-house embedded software applications developed for Implantable Devices meeting both short term and long-term goals of our patients. Located at our Burlington, MA site, you will contribute to embedded software projects that meet customers’ needs in terms of functionalities, performance, time, and cost.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in developing embedded software and contribute towards developing class III implantable medical device that has been awarded breakthrough technology designation.

  • Work from requirement specifications, designs, develop, maintain, and update embedded software

  • Contribute to other developers in software design, implementation, unit testing, and debugging.

  • Participate in cybersecurity risk assessment, requirements development, and implementation of cybersecurity features and best practices.

  • Participate in and support implementation, new creation, enhancements, and modifications to embedded software, source code, scripts, and procedures

  • Debug, troubleshoot, and isolate software problems and offer strategic advice regarding identified issues for future development;

  • Contribute to developing design concepts (i.e. parameters, structure, and core components).

  • May present or contribute to presentations at design reviews; document and resolve issues as directed.

  • Contribute to and support a variety of development and test phase efforts.

  • May write and update requirement specifications for an assigned area.

  • Contribute to project deliverables such as specifications, code, and test/tool procedures for feasibility, thoroughness, clarity, correctness, and accuracy.

  • Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

  • Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Major in CS, EE, or related field preferred)

  • Understanding of C/C++ ; (understanding of C/C++ in an embedded environment for micro-controllers preferred).

  • Solid understanding of visual modeling, graphical user interfaces, multi-threading, networking, relational databases, formal software development methodologies, and source code management

  • Experience in programming languages such as C, C++, and Python.

  • Experience with MS Office

Preferred Qualifications / Education

  • Master’s degree in related field (education may substitute for some years of experience)

  • Development experience using C/C++ in an embedded environment for micro-controllers.

  • Experience with visual modeling, graphical user interfaces, multi-threading, networking, relational databases, formal software development methodologies, and source code management.

  • Experience with unit- and integration-level testing and automated testing.

  • Ability to plan for project deliverables and manage the project team towards meeting schedule and cost, as well as delivering product of high quality.

  • Ability to communicate technical solutions and issues clearly and adequately to management as well as members on the project.

  • Experience with Embedded Software Development within the regulated medical field.

  • Experience analyzing and debugging embedded system using oscilloscopes, logic Analyzers and any other appropriate equipment.

  • Experience in working in an iterative (Scrum, Kanban) development process.

  • Ability to capture and analyze customer’s needs, to understand design and solution towards solutions.

  • Hands-on Experience with Real-Time Operating Systems (ThreadX/Azure OS preferred).

  • Experience in Implantable technologies

  • Experience of multi-tasking systems and real-time application development (ex. threading, semaphores, processes, etc.).

  • Experience of low-level real time system development, such as interrupts, and device drivers.

  • Knowledge of hardware breadboards and PC hardware system interfaces and embedded systems.

  • Experience with BLE 5.0 a plus


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

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