Sr. Cybersecurity Software Engineer (Embedded)

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Pleasanton, CA

Full Time

  • No Travel Required

Job Description

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

At Abbott, we believe people with diabetes should have the freedom to enjoy active lives. That's why we're focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health more effectively and comfortably, with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We're revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.

Abbott Diabetes currently has an opportunity for a Senior Cybersecurity Embedded Software Engineer.

You will design, architect, and implement security solutions for small footprint embedded systems. Evaluate cybersecurity possible security vulnerabilities in software and hardware components and mitigate them. Adopt the attacker's viewpoint and toolset to evaluate possible attacks on our designs.

  • Technical leadership in one or more areas of application/embedded software development (such as software design, code development, testing and/or maintenance) including project scheduling activities.
  • Reliably deliver high quality software within schedule constraints.
  • Provides technical ownership of software products.
  • Actively participates in product development teams for the development of new products and services.
  • Works with the Software consultant(s) on the system and/or algorithm design and /or testing issues.
  • Interacts with QA engineers to insure that software products are robust and of very high quality.
  • Implement software or testing designs efficiently utilizing the appropriate tools such as C, C++, C#, Java, Nunit, Coverity as well as use of Version Control Systems.
  • Research technical issues and propose technical approaches that achieve product and quality requirements.
  • Participate in the full life cycle of development, from specification and design through implementation, testing, and support.

  • Bachelors in Electrical or Computer Science or related engineering or scientific field.
  • 5 years relevant experience in applications programming and/or software development of embedded systems for safety critical products.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills are a must. Strong debugging techniques and experience on using debugger is required and/or use of testing tools to ensure high level of quality of software product. Strong working knowledge of the principles of quality software engineering as described by software lifecycle development processes that are consistent with ISO, IEEE, or other FDA recognized standards.
  • Experience in design, engineering, and testing of software contained in medical devices developed under the FDAs regulations for 510(k) or PMA products is preferred.
  • Experience on multitasking in RTOS and/or Windows OS software design and development is highly preferable Experience on testing and development in embedded device is a strong plus. Knowledgeable on device driver and low-level device interface design and development is a plus. Knowledgeable on microprocessor architecture is a strong plus.
  • Good Knowledge and experience on RF software design, device driver configuration, and testing is a plus. Good experience in Communications design using RS232, Bluetooth, WiFi, TCP/IP, USB or equivalent is a plus.
  • Some experience in software engineering management or technical leadership desirable. Good knowledge of software engineering principles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.


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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