Abbott Application Architect in Waukegan, 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.

Required Experience:

Expertise in Informatica PowerCenter and PowerExchange 9.x and 10.x system administration

  • Install, configure, upgrade, and patch PowerCenter and PowerExchange components

  • Perform capacity planning and impact analysis

  • Create, document, communicate, and govern best practices for enterprise ETL environment

  • Implement environment and application monitoring of CPU, storage, processes, services, etc.

  • Assist developers in resolving issues related to access, configuration and performance/code optimization

Technical expertise beyond Powercenter and PowerExchange system administration

  • Strong understanding of Linux/Unix operating system commands and permissions

  • Strong shell scripting skills to automate administrative tasks

  • Familiarity with highly available environments including business continuity via disaster recovery

  • Level 3 Support – troubleshoot issues, root cause analysis

  • Ability to design ETL interfaces following Informatica standard best practices

  • Experience with data connections including Oracle, DB2, Teradata, SalesForce, and Flat files

  • Experience with Data Validation Option

Functional expertise

  • Mid- to High-level Project Management & System Development Life Cycle skills – ability to lead concurrent multi-system middleware/integration projects

  • Ability to compile and analyze application metrics

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with infrastructure teams including server admins, DBA’s and network engineers

  • Support infrastructure maintenance activates including server and database patching

Desired Experience:

  • Informatica PowerCenter Data Integration Administrator certification

  • Administration of enterprise scheduler, preferably CA Workload Automation (AutoSys)

  • Basic understanding of networking (LDAP, load balancers, firewall rules, proxies)

  • Basic understanding of security practices (encryption, least access, logging)

  • Understanding of SQL language

  • Vendor relations for licensing and operational support tickets

  • Direct management of employees (hiring, day-to-day management, performance appraisals, etc.)


5+ years’ experience as an Informatica Administrator.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate with business, technical and management resources.

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