Abbott WAN Engineer – Technical Specialist Infrastructure in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Primary Job Function:

Recognized as an expert in specific functional area. Responsible for high-level systems administration, research, planning, design and support of the extremely complex enterprise technologies- data networking, computing platforms, and/or collaboration/messaging platforms. Leads technology specific tactical initiatives that encompass multiple technologies.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

Defines, plans, and designs innovative network, collaboration, and platform infrastructure solutions, including integrated financial analysis of technical alternatives across technology disciplines to meet business requirements and appropriate backup/redundancy requirements. Successfully negotiates technical design and deployment strategy with divisional clients. Leads efforts to define standards in specific areas of expertise. Leads the development, prepares recommendation and secures approval. Serves as the technical subject matter expert and provides consulting support to Division IT and end-user organizations. Produces and maintains timely, accurate engineering, implementation, operations documentation. Develops Standard Operating Procedures. Presents proposed changes to the Infrastructure Review Boards. Designs system tests and performs capacity planning. Leads technical projects that are focused on introduction of new infrastructure. Establishes criteria and performs technology evaluations, including lab analysis and proof of concept along with supporting analysis and documentation. Evaluates new products. Frequently interacts with suppliers to influence their products and services in directions favorable to Abbott. Typically interacts with product development, engineering, service, and product management. Participates in the development of Abbott's IT Strategy; produces technical position papers and delivers design recommendations. Applies experience to improve functional area business processes or compliance. Leverages tools to enhance functional area productivity. Provides technical direction and mentors staff and peer organizations in area of expertise. Participates in the development of Abbott's IT Strategy; produces technical position papers and delivers design recommendations. Applies experience to improve functional area business processes or compliance. Leverages tools to enhance functional area productivity. Provides technical direction and mentors staff and peer organizations in area of expertise. Participates in bridging the gap between technology disciplines. Integrates knowledge of technical standards with communication, leadership and business skills. Participates in establishing technology-specific vision and strategy. Participates in the development of Abbott Security policies as applicable to area of expertise.

Position Accountability / Scope:

Demonstrated knowledge across infrastructure disciplines and technologies. Demonstrated systems integration expertise. Provides technical thought leadership within the IE/IS organization. Provides technical leadership in both business-as-usual and crisis conditions. Responsible for briefing Management on topics ranging from risk analysis, financial implications, to crisis management. Leads cross-departmental projects. Recognized for sound judgement and leadership. Delivers technology solutions and works on complex technical problems and provides solutions that are highly innovative. Develops technical ideas and guides their development into a final product. Erroneous decisions or recommendations may result in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives. Works under management direction to achieve organization objectives, uncover, and resolve issues. Assignments are typically self-initiated; individual is self-directed. Supports Abbott Operations Worldwide. Demonstrates a strong customer-centric approach, an empathy for global cultural differences, and excellent communications skills. Responsible for Technology evaluations. Participates in the development Enterprise IT Strategy.

Minimum Education:

Required: Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, Information Systems, Telecommunication, other related field. Preferred Certifications: CISSP, CCNP, MCSE, CCIE

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

4-8 years IT experience with Fortune 500; 5000+ nodes.

JOB FAMILY:

IT Services & Solutions Delivery

DIVISION:

GIS Global Information Services

LOCATION:

United States > Abbott Park : AP14/A/B Floor-1

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

No

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Not Applicable

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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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 150 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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