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Abbott Senior Software Engineering Architect 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

Our location in Waukegan, IL currently has an opportunity for a Software Engineering Architect to work within Abbott’s global Digital Technology Services organization.

As a Software Engineering Architect, you will provide critical thought leadership and direction to push the limits of technology design and innovation across Abbott’s global businesses.

The Software Engineering Architect will be responsible for translating complex problems into elegant solutions and business technology strategies. This role will architect and implement cutting edge technology solutions, mentor engineers and will act as an evangelist in technology architectures and ways of working. With a focus on providing senior technical leadership, this role will be a key influencer of Abbott’s next-generation of IoT, Microservices, API, Data and Edge / Cloud Computing technology platforms.


  • Lead technical projects with a range of engineering teams to architect, build and design next-generation technology platforms.

  • Influence and establish best engineering practices through solid design decisions, processes and tools. Set goals, strategies, and oversee the deployment of large-scale projects across multiple technologies.

  • Utilize in-depth knowledge of software engineering, cloud technologies and data engineering, to define target architectures, patterns and processes.

  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring of engineering teams, working closely with architects and business leaders.

  • Develop multi-year product roadmaps, provide the vision and work with individual architects to translate this into a tactical engineering blueprint.

  • Lead tool and technology selection. Drive standardization and reuse of industry leading technology across the organization.



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Advanced-level knowledge of 3 or more of the following technologies: mobile/web frameworks, hybrid cloud, security and privacy, IoT, event streaming, AI/machine learning, RDBMS, NoSQL, microservices, containerization, APIs, SOA, and/or messaging


  • Master’s Degree preferred

  • +10 years of Software Engineering experience in building/implementing high performance & scalable server-side applications.

  • Technical leadership skills in driving architecture, helping with technical trade-offs, and driving best practices


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with on boarding 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

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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