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Principal Test Automation Architect

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Job Description:

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.JOB DESCRIPTION: Principal Test Automation Architect - St Paul (Little Canada Tech Center)
Experienced, high caliber Principal Test Automation Architect to bring testing expertise to our fast-paced Software Verification team working on Abbott Electrophysiology capital equipment systems. Use your stro technical and leadership skills to support the design and development of innovative solutions. The Test Automation Architect will provide advanced technological solutions for Automating Tests for large and highly complex software for medical images (3D Shape models and geometry) and ECG signals. The Test Automation Architect is accountable for Test Architecture decisions at the solution level and driving software testing strategy across all Electrophysiology Products working with cross-functional teams. enabling quality, security, scalability of highly integrated products Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining, building & implementing Test architecture/ Test Automation development standards that are consistent across all EP products
  • Responsible for the construction of a new framework and tools to help augment existing automation frameworks. Additionally, will be working closely with the DevOps team to include automated tests and testing infrastructure into the DevOps pipeline strategically--
  • Assess the gaps in current test coverage and build a testing strategy on filling the gaps on tests/Test code such as Smoke, Regression, System Acceptance solution.
  • Design/ build/ refactor test automation framework, harnesses, and code libraries to enable the team to use and enhance them across successive projects, thereby improving automation development quality, reusability, efficiency, and team productivity.
  • Work with development engineers/ architects to identify technical needs of testing Infrastructure and drive to closure on problems found, including recreating failures and verifying fixes.
  • Provide technical and process leadership to project teams to plan and execute integration and verification testing in a scrum environment.
  • Monitor industry trends and project retrospectives to support continuous improvement of test engineering activities such as test-driven requirements, traceability, continuous integration and automation.
  • Lead and contribute to strategic projects as assigned.
  • Develop and implement solutions for improving Software quality and reducing defect leakage
  • Supports implementation and enhancements of test automation tools and emulators
  • Develop solutions to solve extremely complex problems in the test automation framework.
  • Implement new tools, techniques and processes to reduce test maintenance effort.
  • Implement dynamic solutions to increase code coverage in the automation framework.
  • Debugs, troubleshoots, and isolates software problems and offers strategic advice regarding identified issues for future development.
  • Test aspects of new projects or algorithms to evaluate prototypes and validate output to meet intended use requirements.
  • Comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors. Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Computer, Electrical, or Software), Computer Science, or related discipline.
    • 10+ years of experience in software testing or development, with increasing levels of responsibility leading to technical leadership
    • 4+ years of FDA regulated industry experience --
    • Strong understanding of integration, verification and validation testing techniques, including continuous integration and white-box, black-box, coverage, reliability and regression testing
    • Experience in medical device development/testing and/or other highly regulated industry.
    • Strong experience in Python, Open GL, Squish, Docker / Docker-Compose, Testing Frameworks, SQL, Databases, Postgres, Python Web Frameworks (Flask, Django), Data Science / Processing
    • Experience in Task Scheduling / Distributed Tasks (RabbitMQ, Celery).
    • Experience with software test strategy which includes test hierarchy, test design, test levels and test methods.
    • Experience with software development lifecycle management tools. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Extensive hands on experience in development of software test strategy which includes test hierarchy, test design, test levels and test methods for medical systems.
      • Master's Degree in Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Computer Systems, or Software), Computer Science, or related discipline.
      • FDA regulated industry experience.
      • Organized, on-time, and detailed project management skills including project leadership.
      • Experience with Windows and LINUX operating systems.
      • Strong technical skill set, including spreadsheet, word processing, PowerPoint and specialized applications.
      • Excellent documentation skills in delivering information that adds value to management's decision-making process.
      • Experienced in quantitative, analytical, organizational, and follow-up skills.
        • Polished communicator - written documentation and oral presentations/ discussions/ meetings.
          • Excellent reputation for building relationships across various levels of an organization.
          • Energized attitude.WHAT WE OFFER----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 @AbbottGlobal.--JOB FAMILY:Product DevelopmentDIVISION:EPHF Electrophysiology & Heart FailureLOCATION:United States > Minnesota > St. Paul > Tech Center : One St Jude Medical DriveADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:WORK SHIFT:StandardTRAVEL:Yes, 10 % of the TimeMEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:Not ApplicableSIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.EEO is the Law link - English: EEO is the Law link - Espanol: Posted 2 Days Ago Full time 30975721 About Us Abbott-- is about the power of health. For more than 125 years,-- Abbott-- has been helping people reach their potential - because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 160 countries, we create new solutions - across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it's next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health. The people of-- Abbott-- come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life's greatest health challenges. We invite you to explore opportunities at-- Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer,-- Abbott-- welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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