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Software Engineer I

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted January 16, 2022.

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That’s why we’re committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical 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 arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Our location in Sylmar, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Software Engineer I.  

Working under limited supervision, perform specialized level software project activities in areas such as Development, Tools, Test, Requirements, and/or related areas for medical devices.  Analyze requirements, plan, and schedule data, update and maintain different software specifications based on analysis of specifications, needs and improvements, and/or code based on strategic analysis.  Exercise level appropriate technical judgement in planning, organizing, performing and/or coordinate engineer work. Work collaboratively to understand the clinical requirements of the software products and create test designs specific to those requirements.  Create automated test designs and test scripts using C#, to simulate clinical workflows related to cardiac arrhythmias by applying knowledge and understanding of medical device testing in Class II medical Devices such as ICD’s, Pacemakers.  Conduct formal reviews of test designs and test scripts to comply with Quality Management Systems.  Execute tests cases using various in-house and COTS tools.


  • Working from requirement specifications, develops, maintains, and updates detailed design and interface specifications.

  • Participates in and supports the implementation, development, enhancements, and modifications to software source code, scripts, and procedures.

  • Debugs, troubleshoots, and isolates software problems as well as offers strategic solutions, analysis, and advice regarding identified issues for future development.

  • Writes, updates, or executes test design, test cases, and test procedures (automated, semi-automated, or manual) and analyzes and reports test results.

  • Contributes to and supports gathering, analyzing, and verifying requirements

  • Contributes to and supports root-cause analysis of failures.

  • Supports implementation, enhancements, and modifications to test cases, procedures, scripts, and code.

  • Presents at design reviews; documents and resolves issues as directed.



  • Bachelors Degree in computer science, related engineering field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • 6 months of related experience.

  • Experience with C# and/or Java.

  • Experience with formal software development methodologies, and source code management.

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

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.


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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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