Associate Software Systems Engineer

in Irving, TX

Associate Software Systems Engineer Job

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  • Job Location

    Irving, TX, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Associate Software Systems Engineer

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 Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU 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 Dallas, TX location in the Core Lab Division. Our diagnostic solutions are used in hospitals, laboratories, and clinics around the globe. The crucial information derived from our tests, instruments and informatics systems are often the first step in patient care decision making for hundreds of health conditions from heart attacks to blood disorders to infectious diseases and cancers.

As the Associate Software Systems Engineer, you’ll work under general supervision, supports product development efforts by performing clinical systems engineering tasks such as investigating, defining, analyzing, documenting, and testing activities associated with the development of projects with a focus on the cybersecurity aspect of the product. Performs additional analysis and/or interviews to determine the requirements and constraints on the assigned portion of the system and is accountable for resolving cross-functional issues. Exercises appropriate level of technical judgment in planning, organizing, performing, and coordinating systems engineering assignments. Stays abreast of and communicates technical advancements to colleagues and associates.

What You’ll Work On

  • Contributes to pre-defined tasks within a larger effort such as definition, validation, or product development of a sub-system, and drives them to on-time, high quality completion.

  • Investigates and defines clinical requirements for new algorithms and facilitates the transition of algorithms into new projects through clinical review and evaluation. Assesses the clinical and system risks of new algorithms and features and identifies potential interactions with existing ones.

  • Gathers and analyzes input requirements for medical devices, supporting instrumentation/service infrastructure, and translates these into specific system requirements/interface specifications. Participates in broad cross functional review of work output. Updates and maintains feature specifications for one major project and may support one or more minor projects.

  • Simulates or tests aspects of new projects or algorithms to evaluate prototypes and validate output as meeting customers’ intended use requirements; analyzes diagnostic or programming data collected from the field or from research studies.

  • Investigates and contributes to clinical systems engineering requirements for new algorithms or features. Facilitates the transition of algorithms into new projects through clinical review and evaluation.

  • Defines and conducts storyboarding/beta testing to evaluate/measure customer acceptance of proposed product performance and operational characteristics.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs user needs and system requirements analysis in order to assist with definition of system requirements, system specifications and input/output process, etc.

  • Participates in system, software, hardware design reviews and testing planning reviews to support assessment of performance against design specification, reliability testing, and assessment of system interactions.

  • Assist in troubleshooting issues to determine root cause and proposing possible engineering solutions.

  • Proposes the development of system requirements by drafting documents, reports, memos, change requests, etc. using approved procedures and standards.

  • Participates in special studies or proposes experiments to improve systems engineering practices, system quality, and define new components, products, or processes.

  • Apply process and work methodologies by interfacing and communicating system level issues with peers/cross-functional groups.

  • Collaborate with various organizations/disciplines (e.g., software, hardware, test, operations, manufacturing) to ensure system design artifacts accounts for all aspects of product lifestyle.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related Bachelors Degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with 0-2 years of related experience preferred.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

  • Technical proficiency, creativity, and independent thought.

  • Experience with system analysis and cross-functional teamwork and decision making.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering principles; ability to apply Systems Engineering principles to assigned task or activity.

  • Communication protocols experience in any of the following: JSON, ASTM, HL7

  • Use Case creation, e.g., UML

  • Ability to effectively communicate business risk as it relates to cybersecurity.

  • Medical device industry experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate information from varied disciplines including Clinical Medicine, Engineering, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs required. Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Professional certification or designation preferred.

  • Understanding of TCP/IP, networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system diagram, and common security elements.

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

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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The base pay for this position is $48,000.00 – $96,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • systems engineering
  • algorithms
  • cybersecurity
  • json
  • testing
  • system analysis
  • beta testing
  • technical proficiency
  • troubleshooting
  • reliability testing
  • systems engineering principles
  • project management
  • service infrastructure
  • hardware design
  • system requirements
  • uml
  • storyboarding
  • supporting instrumentation
  • biomedical engineering
  • product development
  • interface specifications
  • customer acceptance
  • proposal development
  • fda
  • technical judgment skills
  • instrumentation
  • collaboration skills


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Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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