Development Engineer

in Plano, TX

Development Engineer Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Plano, TX, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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.

Software Dev Engineer 

Make an impact! At Abbott we’re empowering people to manage their health with digital health technologies. This opportunity directly supports Abbott’s Neuromodulation business, a fast-growing business, offering the most innovative Spinal Cord and Deep Brain Simulation platforms in the market. Abbott’s Neuromodulation business has a large Product Development site in Plano (Dallas), Texas, where this position is based. Abbott is creating groundbreaking high-quality products designed and built with the betterment of human life as the primary focus. It’s our people who make this all happen. We are thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators working together to constantly challenge the status quo. 

The Software Engineer is responsible for assuring that the devices remain in line with business needs and requirements in their structure and function. Establishes and maintains technology standards, evaluates and directs new technology designs. Provides technical architectural expertise, playing a vital role in innovating, designing, enhancing, implementing and scaling application and wireless connectivity platforms. Works closely with the business to translate business requirements into system design that fit the overall business architecture. Designs frameworks and systems enabling effective realization of today’s and future business requirements. Drives engineering and architectural best practices broadly throughout the organization. 


  • Responsible for defining and documenting the software architecture and abstracting the following from the implantable therapy engine: UI, Hardware, Remote Services, Wireless Connectivity 

  • Bring expertise in the abilities of software system design: scalability, reliability, extensibility, usability and be able to design a software architecture that enables them 

  • Research, requirements, architecture, and development of cross-platform Wireless Connectivity (WiFi, BT, BLE) and sensors system software with focus on high quality and secured wireless communication for implantable devices 

  • Create an architectural vision and implement the vision in an agile, fast moving environment 

  • Designs an architecture that implements best practices in privacy and security and meeting healthcare requirements for worldwide regulations, e.g. FDA, TUV etc 

  • Knowledge of medical device development standards and processes (ISO 13485, IEC 62304 etc.) 

  • Assesses complex technical challenges, defines the solutions required to operationalize the business imperatives 

  • Works with cross-functional teams, product management, development, quality and operations to create innovative operating alternatives that form the overall strategy and business architecture 

  • Engage non-technical business stakeholders to understand business needs to define technical architecture requirements and innovate next generation products. 

  • Interface with 3rd party software companies to integrate, optimize and stability platform system software 


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other related technical field. Master's degree or PhD in a technical field preferred. 

  • 2+ years of experience as a Software Developer/Architect with software built using technologies such as Java, Python, C#, C++, C, and HTML. 

  • Knowledge of IOS, Android, and .NET platforms. 

  • Experience with development on mobile platforms. 

  • Strong experience in multi-threading, databases, unit testing, integration testing. 

  • Demonstrated foundation in Computer Science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Android and iOS mobile application development. 

  • Understanding and significant work experience with various SDLC methodologies including Agile /Scrum 

  • Experience with requirements analysis and technical design and documenting 

  • Significant experience with security architecture and engineering 

  • Solid verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization. Excellent communication and relationship skills, especially the ability to articulate advanced technical topics to non-technical individuals 

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects 

  • Ability to contribute to multiple projects/demands simultaneously 

  • Ability to work both within a team, and independently, in a fast-paced, changing environment 

  • Very strong technical leadership and ability to constantly build, leverage and influence large network of senior technology and business experts across a large, diverse enterprise, and outside: vendors, standards bodies, analysts, and academia 

  • Have a demonstrated desire and ability to learn i.e. certifications, continued formal education etc… 

  • Desire to use AI and other software tools to enhance current software development 

  • Ability to use field data to influence decision making  

  • Interest in understanding and influencing software regulatory guidance and design controls 

  • Passion for the human physiology with emphasis on neurophysiology 


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. Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $71,300.00 – $142,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • software development
  • agile
  • python
  • java
  • technical design
  • extensibility
  • software architecture
  • usability
  • ui
  • html
  • computer engineering
  • software design
  • android
  • technical leadership
  • technical architecture
  • system design
  • business architecture
  • computer science
  • algorithms
  • security architecture
  • integration testing
  • iec 62304
  • software system design
  • software tools
  • system software
  • business imperatives
  • ios
  • wifi
  • software system
  • c#

Additional Information

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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