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Principal Software Systems Engineer

St Paul, MN 55102

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Position Summary:

We are recruiting for a Principal Software Systems Engineer to join our team in the St. Paul, MN location. In this technical role, you will be a critical contributor in the development and deployment of software solutions to support our development programs and building compelling products within Abbott’s Electrophysiology Division. You will be responsible for developing use cases, reviewing software design, decomposing higher level requirements, and leading feature teams in the development of software applications embedded in diagnostic cardiology devices. Additionally, you will participate in all phases of the software lifecycle, including concept development, requirements, design, implementation, and testing.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead software feature definition activities
  • Works with Software Development, Systems Engineering, Human Factors, Clinical Engineering, and other stakeholders to develop software use cases.
  • Generates clear and concise software requirements
  • Creates tracing from higher level requirements to software requirements
  • Reviews software designs to ensure they implement the appropriate software requirements
  • Assists in software integration activities to ensure software behaviors are appropriate
  • As a team member, contribute significantly to completion of various project activities, from definition, identifying software functional requirements, implementation, code reviews, and final release according to medical device development processes

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Computer Systems, Systems, or Software), Computer Science, or related discipline
    • 10+ years of software engineering design and development or systems engineering experience
    • 2+ years providing technical leadership, guidance, and/or mentoring
    • Knowledge of 62304 and other standards applicable to Class II and Class III medical devices
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with C++
    • Experience with creating and managing requirements and translating them into effective architectures and software design
    • Previous experience working in a regulated industry such as automotive, aerospace, healthcare, or defense
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate to all levels of the organization

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Master’s Degree in Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Computer Systems, or Software), Computer Science, or related discipline
      • Well versed in draft FDA Cybersecurity Guidance and GDPR
      • Experience with complex electromechanical systems including hardware, embedded firmware, disposables, and softwareDivision: EPHF Electrophysiology & Heart Failure
        Travel: No
        Medical Surveillance: No
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Posted: 2020-03-23 Expires: 2020-04-22

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