Abbott Principal Infrastructure Engineer, Cloud in Lake Forest, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

This is a technical role with the candidate expected to be a critical contributor to building compelling informatics products within Abbott’s Diagnostics Division.

The individual will participate the development of system and software architecture to support informatics development programs from concept through launch. She/he will also be responsible for supporting on-market products post-launch.

The individual is responsible for identifying components, frameworks and best-in-class patterns for integration within the software products.

Primary Responsibilities:

The individual will be responsible for design and development of systems for cloud-native applications.

The individual is responsible for executing the various software development lifecycle (SDLC) activities – user stories, use cases, software requirements, design, development and design verification (incl. unit, functional and system testing).

She/he is responsible for developing test plans and test cases for software components.

The individual is responsible for root cause analysis including troubleshooting of informatics work products during development and for on-market products.

She/he will be responsible for creating and maintaining documentation for the artifacts created during the SDLC.

The individual will be responsible for ensuring the continuous improvement and evolution of software work products.

The individual should independently conceive plans and implement development artifacts (requirements, analysis, design, documentation and software work products) as-needed to meet program goals.

The individual may travel occasionally per needs of the assigned project.

Position Accountability / Scope

The individual is responsible for the design, development and commercialization of informatics products in compliance with internal policies and procedures, both US and Foreign regulatory standards and requirements.

She/he is accountable for the architecture of one or more informatics products as assigned on individual programs.

The individual is accountable for the successful implementation and support of software architecture on development projects and on-market products.

She/he is accountable for the assessment of technical risks on informatics programs and on-market products.

The individual work closely with software developers on the implementation of the architecture and applications that are deployed on the architecture.

The individual must have prior experience operating in Scrum-based development teams.

She/he will work with a broad range of technologists and support personnel both within and outside of Abbott.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in one or more following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Decision Sciences, Symbolic Systems, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics or Information Systems. An advanced degree in one of the above disciplines is preferred.

Minimum of 5 years of experience at a startup, mid- to large-sized corporation is required. The candidate must have experience in developing and launching unique software / informatics products in one of the following industries: healthcare, defense or telecommunications. The candidate must possess good oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of 4-6 years of experience at a startup, mid- to large-sized corporation is required. The candidate must possess good oral and written communication skills.

  • Advanced working knowledge in shell scripting

  • Programming experience in C, C++ or Golang is desired

  • Advanced knowledge of Unix/Linux & Windows systems and internals

  • Prior experience developing or working with Cloud-based technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry or other is highly desired.

  • Working knowledge with DevOps automation tools such as Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Ansible etc.

  • Advanced knowledge in container and container management technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, DC/OS)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email