Product Cybersecurity Engineer II

at Abbott Laboratories
Location Saint Paul, MN
Date Posted October 31, 2021
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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Software Cybersecurity Engineer II –Product Development   Burlington, MA or St Paul, MN

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology and Heart Failure (EPHF) division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies, As a global leader in Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy, our breakthrough medical device technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart failure (HF).

As a Software Cybersecurity Engineer II for Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy (MCS) Product Development, within our Heart Failure treatment group (HF).   You will be responsible for defining and implementing the Abbott HF Cybersecurity strategy.  You will contribute to the Cybersecurity Software Team to architect, design and develop the software security features for multiple products and platforms in the MCS Heart Failure Therapy Division. In this role, you will be responsible for deliverables associated with the internal and external Cybersecurity procedures and standards.  You will also participate in defining and implementing a strategy for the monitoring and maintenance of on-market products. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Product Development Software Cybersecurity resources and work with a cross-functional team to develop requirements, architecture, design, implementation and maintenance of Medical Security Software for Heart Failure Therapy Products including Embedded, Mobile and Cloud applications.

  • Assess the cybersecurity risks of new products and features as well as identify potential interactions with existing products and features.

  • Perform Activities and Deliverables related to Cybersecurity for MCS Product Development, including Threat Modeling and Risk Management (as it pertains to cybersecurity).

  • Stay abreast of cybersecurity threats and trends and manage appropriate responses to threats and trends;

  • Contribute to the team on the development of cybersecurity maintenance process of various products within Heart Failure Therapy.

  • Collaborate with Systems, Electrical, Software Systems, Software Test and Automation, Quality, Regulatory and Manufacturing teams to ensure that all cybersecurity activities and deliverables are completed on time and in accordance to the Heart Failure Therapy Division Procedures and FDA and other regulatory requirements.

  • Use Cybersecurity frameworks to standardize cyber security function for their development and delivery.

  • Work with external resources to plan and execute Security Activities (like Penetration Testing) on various products.



  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer engineering computer science, or a related engineering field (Master’s degree in software engineering, computer engineering or computer science preferred).

  • Experience with Software Development within the regulated medical field, preferably PRODUCT development cybersecurity. 

  • Hands-on Experience with Threat Modeling (STRIDE) and other cybersecurity activities.

  • 7+ years of software development experience.

  • 5+ years of security experience.

  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity Architecture, Design, Implementation, Concepts and Technologies.

  • Experience with industry standard security frameworks like NIST, OWASP, ISO etc…

  • Experience in at least 1 of the following domains: information security risk management, compliance, platform security, network security, cloud security, application security, embedded device security.

  • Experience with visual modeling/design, multi-threading, formal software development methodologies, and source code management.

  • Experience in working in an iterative Agile development process.

  • Ability to travel up to 10%, including internationally, when COVID19 restrictions are lifted


  • Advanced level degree(s) in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, or a related discipline

  • Implantable technologies and experience.

  • Experience with unit- and integration-level testing and automated testing is recommended.

  • Ability to work within a team in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.


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 

  • Student loan repayment 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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