1+ months

Application Systems Specialist, II

Pleasanton, CA

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.

Our Application Systems Specialist II will work alongside our product development teams and provide expert guidance to them to use appropriate technologies so they can define, build, and verify new releases of various medical devices.


  • Collaborate with engineers on use of third party applications that allow them to more effectively define, design, develop, verify, and validate high quality and secure medical software.  This includes configuring/customizing third party applications to solve business problems, while ensuring those applications enforce key product development processes. 
  • Provide training to internal users (small group and individual), troubleshoot application problems, define procedures that general IT support staff can follow to resolve “tier 1” requests (new accounts, software installs, etc.). 
  • Participate in the team’s recurring work direction meetings (aka scrum standups) and team planning meetings. 
  • May recommend purchase of software and coordinates installation with vendors and/or technician.


    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Good understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and familiarity with the different types of applications used by large teams to manage the SDLC and adopt various “best practices” in software development (exposure to SDLC in medical or defense environment a plus).
    • Experience working with and administering third party client-only application and enterprise applications (client/server and web based).
    • Able to rapidly absorb and implement new technologies and procedures.
    • Technical and communication skills to support, diagnose, and troubleshoot end-user problems (supporting software engineering teams a plus).


      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline.
      • At least three years of experience in systems support. 
      • Must have solid experience administering PTC Integrity ALM for managing requirements, tests, and test results.
      • Working knowledge of defect tracking systems, and source control systems.
      • Understanding of access management and information security concepts.

        Software and Tools Used/Supported (experience with all of these is not required, but exposure, understanding and prior administration is a plus):

        • Application Lifecycle Management: PTC Integrity, DOORS, HP Quality Center, TFS
        • Defect Tracking: JIRA, ClearQuest
        • Static Code Analysis: Coverity, CodeSonar, etc.
        • Source Code Control: AccuRev, Git/Bitbucket, ClearCase, TFS, SVN
        • Continuous Integration: Jenkins, TeamCity, Build Forge
        • System Configuration Management: Chef, Puppet, Ansible
        • Scripting: Windows (powershell), Linux/Mac (bash), PERL, Ruby
          Job Family: IT Services & Solutions Delivery
          Division: ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical
          Additional Location: United States - Texas - Plano
          Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
          Medical Surveillance: No
          Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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