Abbott Sr. Application Developer - Java in Plymouth, Minnesota

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.

Abbott is actively seeking candidates to fill a Sr. Application Developer - Java position to perform and direct the development, design, implementation, testing and delivery of off the shelf applications. A successful Sr. Application Developer - Java must be able to quickly develop good working relationships with the Abbott project team members. They will participate in all phases of a project from requirements definition through plant startup. They also must work closely with Project Managers and other technical resources to deliver a successful technical solution that meets the project’s requirements for quality, budget, and schedule.


  • Develop code in Javascript / Java to meet requirements / specs following established guidelines

  • Develop detailed designs, code, implement and test solutions that meet business requirements

  • Quickly learn new skills and technologies

  • Ensure system service availability at 99% by trouble-shooting application issues along with infrastructure team

  • Work effectively at different levels within project team

  • Develop and improve processes, procedure and tools used in the application

  • Trouble-shoot and debug code across multiple systems for issues that are escalated from Level 1 or Level 2 support

  • Work as a key project resource on a project team or independently to complete assigned tasks

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science with minimum of 6-8 years overall experience

  • Good programming and algorithm development skills

  • 3+ years proficiency in any object-oriented programming language (preferably Java) and scripting languages like JavaScript

  • 3+ years of SQL/PL SQL experience (Oracle/SQL Server/MySQL)

  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and employees at different levels of the organization

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Quickly learn new skills and technologies like web services API of integrated systems

Additional Qualifications

  • Development experience with plant floor/Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) solutions (e.g., Rockwell FTPC, SAP ME, Werum PAS-X)

  • Experience building SOAP and RESTful web services, a plus

  • Knowledge of PLC , SCADA and equipment integration

  • Knowledgeable in FDA validation requirements preferred, including: User Requirement and Design Specs, Business Process Procedures, Design Reviews, Requirements gathering

  • Experience with the compliance of the systems and batch/unit record and data integrity

  • Experience with regulatory/compliance documentation and procedures is a plus

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