Artificial Intelligence Jobs - Staff Software Architect, 1582

at Abbott Laboratories
Location Plano, TX
Date Posted December 23, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


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 107,000 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 Staff Software Architect. The Software Architect 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, RFID, NFC) 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 .

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

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

  • Work 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. 

  • Design and build systems to enable Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Algorithms on edge device toward personalized predictive medication . Interface with 3rd party software companies to integrate, optimize and stability platform system software .

  • Mentor cross-functional teams on system and Wireless Connectivity software .

  • Provide data to senior management on the new trends and threats in the Software space. Serves as technical expert on new products in the areas of Wireless Connectivity, Artificial intelligence/Machine Learning .



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

  • 10+ years of experience as a Software Developer/Architect. 8+ years of experience with software built using technologies such as HTML, Java, Python, C#,  C,JavaScript, Android, and iOS. 

  • Experience with development on mobile platforms . 3+ years of experience with commercialization of Wireless Connectivity (Wifi, Bluetooth, BLE) on iOS and Andriod .

  • Experience with Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Algorithms on embedded devices .

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

  • 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 .

  • 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 .


  • Master's degree or PhD in a technical field preferred. 

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

  • Previous experience managing external (contract) software development resources .


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

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