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Software Test Team Lead

Date:  Oct 1, 2021

Danvers, MA, US, 01923

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, and offices in Baltimore, MD, Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,700 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery



Abiomed is redefining team-driven success while reshaping heart recovery.  New ideas are welcomed and encouraged here, learning is constant, and our dynamic setting enables positive people to do profoundly important work.  The successful candidate will have a strong business acumen with a track record of leading product development teams to execute to plan.


This position is a player-coach role with dual responsibilities for leading and managing the junior and senior software test engineers within software engineering.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute the software release plan to ensure product objectives and deliverables are met.
  • Manage high-performing teams and foster professional development of staff.
  • Provide technical leadership to the software test engineers throughout the agile software development life cycle.
  • Conversion of design inputs into specific, well-written, quantifiable software test requirements, specifications & protocols.
  • Work to integrate tests into CI/CD pipeline.
  • Drive test fixture concept maturation, system trade-off analysis, functional prototype, and feasibility demonstration, complete key performance features and control major technical risks. 
  • Ensure clinical knowledge is incorporated into the design and testing process. Embrace responsiveness to the customer and commitment to Patients first.


Job Qualifications:

  • BS in Software/Electrical Engineering or directly related scientific discipline, MS/Advanced degree desired.
  • 3 - 5 years of leading embedded software testing teams, providing hands-on technical management, preferably in medical devices or regulated industries.
  • Execution & results-driven, highly adaptable
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Proficient in Python and experience with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD).
  • Experience using product development life cycles and project management tools such as Jama and Jira.
  • Prior experience in the design and development of test fixtures within the cardiovascular industry would be a Plus.

Applicants must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with an FDA approved or authorized vaccine for COVID-19 or have a valid medical/religious exemption


Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

Nearest Major Market: Boston