Staff Engineer, Software Test and Automation at Abbott (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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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.


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 Test and Automation Engineer. The Test 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 automation architecture and abstracting the following from the implantable therapy engine: UI, Hardware, Remote Services, Wireless Connectivity . Bring expertise in the abilities of software automation design: scalability, reliability, extensibility, usability and be able to design the automation architecture that enables them
  • Create automation framework & test strategies with high reuse in a modular approach and not sensitive to the evolving OS upgrade
  • Works with cross-functional teams, product management, development, quality and operations to create innovative operating alternatives that form the overall strategy and business architecture
  • Interface with 3rd party software companies to integrate, optimize and stability platform system software
  • Analyze Requirements, create test coverage and script
  • Develop Scripts and perform integration & interaction testing on IPG, FW, and Hardware devices
  • Work closely with the members of the Test team and the development team to solve the issues
  • Develop protocols & reports per regulatory standards Complies to 21 CFR 820.30, ISO 13485:2016, 2017/745 (EU MDR)



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other related technical field.
  • Minimum 10 years of Software Quality Assurance experience in healthcare and storage domain on mobile and web based platform.
  • Automation Testing Experience from requirement analysis, creating test coverage, developing test automation code & test scripts, developing manual tests, test scripts/automation code review, execution, analyzing & fixing test scripts/automation code issues, to creation of medical devices regulatory submission
  • Must have a strong expertise & hands-on experience in planning, design & development of quality end-to-end test scenarios and test cases designed for reusability
  • Testing or validating client-server type of application
  • Experience in test automation tools like Ranorex, Selenium, Appium, Robot etc. and developing testing scripts using C#, Python, Postgres SQL database, VBScript, other programming language
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Android and iOS mobile application development. Knowledge of Android UI frameworks and touch-based UI
  • Understanding and significant work experience with various SDLC methodologies including Agile /Scrum, specifically automated QA processes in agile development environments
  • Experience with requirements analysis and technical design and documenting from test and automation perspective
  • Proficient with bug tracking, like JIRA, and test management toolsets to support development processes
  • Experience with code configuration management tools like BitBucket, Sourcetree, etc. is a plus
  • 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

  • Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) development, Digital health software development
  • Master's degree or PhD in a technical field 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:

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

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United States > Texas > Plano : 6901 Preston Road



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Abbott operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Abbot Park, IL. Abbott was founded in 2022. It has 97838 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 192 open jobs at Abbott, click here.
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