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Staff Back End Software Engineer

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Plano, TX posted April 11, 2021.

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.

Our Neuromodulation business is an area of expertise for Abbott. This business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. Our Solutions include Proclaim (TM) XR SCS System, the #1 Spinal cord stimulator on the market, Proclaim (TM) DRG Neurostimulator, the only FDA approved DRG therapy and a market leader in radiofrequency ablation therapy, Abbott RFA. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum. Our deep brain stimulation technology for progressive diseases help people manage their Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor symptoms, steering away from side effects.

Our location in Plano, TX currently has an opportunity for a Staff Software Engineer. The Back End Software Engineer is responsible for assuring that the backend remains in line with business needs and requirements in their structure and function. Maintains technology standards, evaluates and directs new technology designs. Provides technical expertise, playing a vital role in innovating, designing, enhancing, implementing and scaling application and wireless connectivity platforms.  Create applications that scale seamlessly across the globe. Documents the design and functionality of the system end-to-end. Assignments will consist of developing applications that work across devices, large scale data processing, interface with internal and external systems, service development and network security. Work deliverables will require requires the application of theoretical engineering principles, design and architecture, evaluation, ingenuity and creative/analytical techniques. 


  • Responsible for designing, implementing and documenting the software based on the provided architecture.  

  • Build systems ensuring security, scalability, reliability, extensibility and usability. 

  • Develop projects in an agile, fast moving environment and deliver with utmost quality. 

  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, diagrams and clear code. 

  • Work in collaboration with the vendor teams to keep the team aligned and focused towards the goal and get things delivered on-time. 

  • Work on latest cutting-edge technologies to provide more sophisticated solutions to the customers. 

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams such as cybersecurity, legal, regulatory and ensure all the implementations meets those cross functional requirements. 

  • Develop microservices that fits in the grand solution paradigm. 



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

  • Minimum 10 years progressively more responsible work experience in a range of software engineering disciplines using a variety of programming methods. 10 years hands-on coding experience with C#, .NET, ASP.Net Core, Angular/React JS, SQL Server/PostgreSQL/Azure Cosmos DB, etc. 

  • Project experience with Microsoft Azure implementing components like Virtual Machines, Web Apps, SignalR, Storage, Cloud databases, IoT, Azure IAM, etc. 

  • Designed, implemented and published services using dockers, Kubernetes, etc.  Implemented and delivered applications and SDKs on mobile and embedded platforms. 

  • Excellent communication skills for expressing ideas and concepts clearly and concisely. 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 work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment. Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • 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.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.


  • Prior experience with Android/iOS programming desired 

  • Experience with visual modeling, graphical user interfaces, multi-threading, networking, relational databases, formal software development methodologies, and source code management is recommended. Experience with unit- and integration-level testing and automated testing is recommended.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) development, Digital health software development 

  • Driven to move the medical device industry through to power of intelligent software systems 

  • Exhibit a passion for technical innovation 


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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