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Software Engineer
Santa Clara, California  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on July 28, 2021
Job Id #49060 Posted July 14, 2021


  • This position is NonExempt.
  • Hours over 40 will be paid at Time and a Half.
  • Seeking a creative software engineer to perform design, implementation, and unit testing of software subsystems.
  • This person will direct a team through the implementation and unit testing of large subsystems.
  • The interface subsystems are based on Sammi, a Motif interpreter.
  • This individual will be responsible for interface designs to support the Sammi windows.
  • Will use a C++ standard template library to take high level designs into software implementation.
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in a related area and 7+ years experience in the field or related area.


  • years of experience is 1-2 years.
  • The skills that we’re looking for are the same (C++, OOD, UML), but I wouldn’t expect as much expertise in them.
  • Embedded Software Engineer ADD ANSWERS TO RESUME C++
  • 1. Are you familiar with the new C++ standards: C++11/14/17?
    • Not required, but a ‘yes’ here is a plus
  • 2. What is the ‘virtual’ keyword used for?
    • Should say any of the following: ‘Inheritance’, ‘polymorphism’, ‘Overriding a function or behavior’
  • 3. What is an ‘abstract class’?
    • ‘A class with at least one pure virtual function’. Might also say something like ‘A class with at least one function which is declared but not defined’ UML
  • 1. Have you ever used UML (Universal Modeling Language)?
    • If ‘yes’, then go on to subsequent questions
  • 2. What diagrams are you familiar with?
    • Should be able to mention at least 2-3 of the following:
      • state, class, sequence, deployment, use case, activity, interaction, timing, component, package Embedded/Real Time
  • 1. What is the difference between a real-time operating system and a non-real-time operating system (like Windows)?
    • Should say that a real-time OS is ‘deterministic’ or has ‘timing guarantees’.
    • Might also mention ‘preemptive scheduling’
  • 2. What are some common problems when writing multi-threaded applications?
    • Should be able to give one or two of: ‘deadlock’, ‘priority inversion’, ‘starvation’, ‘synchronization’ R&D Software Engineer Abbott Diagnostics Division
  • Hematology R&D The Software Engineer will be a critical technical contributor in the development and maintenance of embedded software for complex electromechanical Abbott Hematology instruments.
  • The Hematology organization is an exciting phase with its flagship product and is looking to expand its technical expertise within the software organization.
  • The role will be responsible for providing design and development expertise for development of current and next generation applications that meet product requirements.

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