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Abbott Senior Product Security Engineer (NAVICA) in Abbott Park, Illinois

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

At Abbott, you will work on market-leading tech and help in the fight against COVID-19.

NAVICA™ is a new mobile suite of applications that Abbott designed to pair with our BinaxNOW™ rapid antigen test for COVID-19. Test results can be stored, accessed and displayed on your NAVICA app that works on iPhone and Android devices. If you test negative, the app will display a temporary encrypted digital pass with a QR code, similar to an airline boarding pass. Sharing your mobile pass, with NAVICA-enabled organizations such as employers and schools, verifies authenticity of your COVID-19 test results facilitating entry into places where people gather. If you test positive, you'll receive a message in the app to quarantine and talk to your doctor.

This combination of NAVICA with the BinaxNOW rapid antigen test for COVID-19 is life-changing technology that will address the pandemic on critical fronts – speed, simplicity, affordability, access and reliability.

Our location in Lake County, IL currently has an opportunity for a Senior Product Security Engineer as part of our NAVICA program.


An experienced security professional who can apply their experience toward medical device cyber security. Responsible for providing technical direction on security strategy and technology to build safe, secure products. Help with assessment and design of existing and new programs. Areas of responsibility will include security design, threat modeling, security testing, and cybersecurity event monitoring and response.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides cybersecurity expertise and assists in designing control measures into new and existing medical device products and customer facing digital solutions .

  • Develops and maintains technical expertise pertaining to cybersecurity and effectively transfers knowledge to applicable stakeholders within the organization, including quality, regulatory and R&D team members.

  • Participates in the development and integration of the cyber security program across the medical device division, including processes regarding the implementation of security mitigations, responding to security incidents, and the consistent handling of security events.

  • Assists with performing threat modeling and risk assessments of existing and new Abbott medical devices and customer facing digital solutions.

  • Anticipates business and industry regulatory issues to provide recommendations and solutions to potential issues or vulnerabilities.

  • Manages and monitors security remediation efforts to successful completion.

  • Develops and effectively executes project plans, work breakdown structure and task dependencies, communication plans, etc. as needed.

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

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

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field, or equivalent years of related experience.

  • 5+ years of work experience in an information security role evaluating and implementing cybersecurity i.e. engineering or architecture for various types of technology (desktop / server / mobile).

  • Energetic team player with strong initiative, team orientation and good problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously in a timely manner, and be able to meet assigned deadlines and service levels.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen, resolve problems, deal with unresolved issues, delays and unexpected events, and the ability to effectively communicate and maintain rapport with supported customers.

  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to write clear, concise business communication for multiple levels (management, technical, user).

  • Able to understand and leverage the IT and business vision and strategy to support solution definition.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to travel approximately 20%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.


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:

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