Principal Cybersecurity Software Systems Engineer

at Abbott Laboratories
Location Irving, TX
Date Posted October 6, 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


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 Irving, TX, currently has an opportunity for Principal Software Systems Engineer, Cybersecurity


We are looking for an experienced Software Cyber Security Developer with good experience in developing strategy and techniques to support secure system development for medical Instruments. The candidate should have strong experience in software development and in the field of cyber security.


  • Responsible for developing Product cyber Road Map

  • Responsible for establishing Cyber security Excellence for the Product Line

  • Responsible in applying an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop validate and verify Cyber solutions across the life cycle.

  • Responsible to provide cyber security risk assessment for customers.

  • Responsible to conduct cyber risk assessment activities including threat modeling, vulnerability analysis and analysis of mitigation solutions

  • Responsible to develop, evaluate and analyze design constrains, trade-offs and detailed system and security design.

  • Responsible to develop and test Cyber security features and tools.

  • Responsible for working within a collaborative, multi-discipline environment to produce secure deliverable products as part of an Agile team

  • Responsible to conduct cyber security test and evaluation of hardware and/or software designs to verify and validate compliance with defined specifications and requirements.

  • Employ cyber security processes, methods, techniques and tools and assure their consistent application.

  • Drive efficiency through standardization, automation, documentation, and cross-training

  • Analyze source code, test data, and security scan reports for vulnerabilities and develop/implement mitigations



  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or similar curriculum

  • Must have strong software design skills and have a good understanding of Object-Oriented Programming concepts.

  • Must be able to apply SDLC concepts and have a proven track record of delivering solid, robust applications

  • 10+ years of experience in programming in C#, C++, Python and SQL

  • 5+ years’ experience in performing cybersecurity activities in support of software and system requirements, design, development, testing, and sustainment.

  • Knowledge of Threat modeling, vulnerability and compliance assessments and mitigation

  • Knowledge of attack and counter measure and system protection plans.

  • Experience in working in multilayer architecture and multiple subsystem environments.

  • Experience in agile and lean delivery concepts and methodologies, and a history of successfully applying this knowledge to deliver applications 

  • Experience in unit testing using tools like NUnit and mocking frameworks like Moq

  • Experience in working in continuous integration and deployment environment.

  • Experience with Secure Configuration/Hardening of Systems.

  • Must have strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and organizational skills, and the ability to independently work as a contributing member in a high-paced and focused team.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in working in Medical instrument development or controlled and heavy regulated environment

  • Experience in NIST Risk Management Framework and Software Assurance measures and practices.

  • Experience in IEC62304 standards, cryptographic standards and methods, detailed knowledge cryptographic key management

  • Knowledge of DoD cybersecurity requirements, DISA STIGs, policies, and procedures.

  • Experience in Atlassian suite – Bamboo, JIRA, Bitbucket and confluence


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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