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Abbott Embedded Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Santa Clara, California currently has an opportunity for an Embedded Software Engineer .


The Embedded Software Engineer within Abbott Hematology is responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. In this role, you will develop application level software for machine control of complex medical devices. You will participate in the concept, requirements, design, development, integration, and testing phases of component and feature development.

  • Performs assignments of a very complicated or difficult nature requiring a high degree of technical competence.

  • Plans, organizes, and conducts technical projects under the guidance of Senior and Principal engineers

  • Conduct technical investigations into software and system level defects and problems

  • Conducts design and code reviews for projects under development

  • Follows quality process when developing features and investigating issues

  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines as well as commercial and medical team members



  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or closely related discipline with five or more years progressive work experience.

  • Four to six years progressive work experience.

  • Competency with C++ is required

  • Strong knowledge and experience using Design Patterns and UML

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and apply to products is a must

  • Winning, can do attitude. Innovated, results oriented approach. Team oriented.


  • Experience with Python

  • Experience in medical devices of in a regulated industry (e.g. FDA, Aerospace, Defense) developing software for complex systems is strongly preferred

  • Experience with Scrum/Agile software development methodologies is preferred


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: at

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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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email