Software Test Automation Engineer

Abbott Laboratories
April 6, 2021
Alameda, CA
Job Type


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.

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. 

What you'll do:

Primary responsibilities will include Developing a robust test automation framework. Developing and maintaining automation test suites for various projects. Ability to work with Development Engineers, Systems Engineering, and Quality to Review Software Requirements and other specifications. Generate and review software test plans, test cases, and execution of test cases. Managing defect workflows and creating test summary reports. Hands on experience with software test automation frameworks and test automation is strongly preferred. Experience with testing mobile applications and working with virtual teams desired.

Education and Experience You'll Bring:

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s in Electrical or Computer Science or related engineering or scientific field.

Minimum Experience: 5 years relevant experience and a bachelor’s degree or 3 years with an MS degree.

Minimum 5 years of solid programming/scripting experience using current programming languages (e.g., C#, Java, C, C++, etc.). Possess good working knowledge of Object-Oriented Design. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Excellent knowledge of general software engineering principles.  Excellent troubleshooting skills are a must. Strong working knowledge of the principles of quality software engineering as described by software life-cycle development processes that are consistent with ISO, IEEE, or other FDA recognized standards.

Preferred Background:

  • Experience developing and maintaining test automation frameworks

  • Integration experience with third party applications and devices

  • Experience with Appium, Cucumber strongly desired

  • Experience developing unit tests and familiarity with Junit and TestNG

  • Ensures a high level of automation test coverage

  • Can analyze and troubleshoot test results against requirements

  • Can generate reports on testing results and update management on daily progress

  • Has experience with behavior driven development

  • Has experience on unit testing, functional and UI testing.

  • Experience on Internet technologies (web development, application servers) and database design is a strong plus.

  • Experience in design, engineering and testing of software contained in medical devices developed under the FDA's regulations for 510(k) or PMA products 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:

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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