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Software Program Manager

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Angleton, TX posted October 8, 2021.

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 Program Manager (New Product Development) – Pleasanton, CA or Burlington, MA If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity where you can combine your software engineering skills with your passion to apply Project Management to medicine and healthcare, then this is the position for you.

You will be part of a very talented team that is highly motivated and passionate about our vision which simply is “Life to the Fullest”.

You will take great pride in seeing the impact of everything you are involved in developing, having a tremendous impact on lives of patients and clinicians.

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 in electrophysiology and heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

As Medical Device Software Program Manager , your primary responsibility is to initially setup Software Project Management Framework for Medical Device Software Development which includes creating the operational processes and obtaining alignment with various stakeholders.

More importantly during the initial phase you will need to be a coach to the team to build bottom up schedules taking application interdependencies into consideration.

You will manage quarterly release planning, Project planning, backlog grooming, daily management, retrospective and demos.

You will need to ensure there is a sound definition of done for all activities and ensure they comply with medical development requirements.

You will be required to visit clinical environments to ensure you have a sound understanding of the clinical context.

Progressively you would need develop a robust understanding of the product functionality and clinical context so that you can help identify and manage risks.

This position will manage one or more multi-year projects developing new product software for Abbott’s Heart Failure business, including cardiac sensors, Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD), software applications, and tools.

Responsibilities: Manage the full software project life cycle activities to meet program objectives including scope, budget, and schedule.

Core responsibilities include: Project planning and contracting Budget planning Resource planning Requirements Planning Regular status updates Project financial metrics such as budget, COGS, and capital Creating and maintaining schedules Vendor Management Establish and maintain the Software Development Plan & Document Tree File.

Utilize agile project management framework, tools including related processes and techniques to effectively manage projects.

Setup the tool chain to enable effective implementation of the process.

Lead all aspects of release planning, backlog grooming (estimation) and daily management.

Ensures there is a clear concept of MVP (Minimum Viable Product) Create simple but highly effective dashboards to capture key metrics such as burndown, defect trends, backlog metrics and technical/process debt.

Progressively identify and eliminate waste and thereby lean out the process which may include leading value stream mapping sessions.

Ensures there is a robust DoD (Definition of Done) that matches our quality management system requirements.

Continuously monitors industry for best practices and drives a culture of engineering excellence.

This is a leadership role and you will be instrumental in building a passionate and highly motivated team that works with a great sense of urgency while taking full accountability for the outcome.

You will also ensure the team takes the time to reflect and more importantly celebrates the wins.

Maintain technical roadmap to support go-to-market strategy.

Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Maintain a safe and professional work environment.

Comply with U.S.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering or Engineering discipline 5 years of experience leading projects in a medical device, biomedical or high technology industry 4 Years of Software Development Experience Fluency in MS office applications and MS Project Preferred Qualifications 3 years of experience directly managing technical staff Medical device industry experience Program/Project Management certifications Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model 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 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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