Abbott Sr Platform Engineer in Chicago, 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 digital experiences within Abbott’s Global Digital Delivery Team.

  • The individual will design and develop software across Abbott’s Digital programs from concept through launch.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • The individual will be responsible for design and development of applications using contemporary platform architectures such as Microservices, SOA (Service Oriented Architectures), Cloud Computing, Web, Mobile, IOT, Distributed Computing other.

  • She/he will be responsible for leading the execution of product features as part of a cross functional team.

  • 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 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.

Education and Experience

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 6-8 years of experience at a startup, mid- to large-sized corporation is required. The candidate must have experience in developing and launching unique software products in one of the following industries: healthcare, defense, Martech or telecommunications.

  • A solid understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP) and contemporary design patterns/practices.

  • The candidate must have working knowledge in preferably java and /or strong background in C# / node.js . Prior experience with UML is required.

  • Experience with web technologies (Angular.js, Node.js, D3.js, HTML5, CSS,, REST or other)

  • Prior experience developing or working with Cloud-based technologies such as Amazon Web Services is highly desired.

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