Abbott Senior Systems Analyst 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.

The Sr. Systems Analyst will be directly involved in conducting analysis, creating technical/functional specs, configuration, testing and implementation of new and existing systems. This role will provide expertise that is critical in assisting with the identification of opportunities for the effective use of technology and the implementation of IT solutions.

PLM Specific Job Summary

The Sr. Systems Analyst delivers business solutions in the PLM/PDM application area using PTC's Windchill/PDM Link software. Provides application support to existing users as well as providing technical expertise to ongoing implementation activities. Responsible for analyzing the solution options, working with business and IT in performing cost benefit analysis, architecting appropriate solutions and implementing the solutions.

Job Duties

  • Evaluate and facilitate the recommendation of new technologies and solution options

  • Provide input to the PLM vision and roadmap and business cases.

  • Provide best practices to manage Configuration and customization activities

  • Work with software vendors for technical support and software upgrades.

  • Troubleshoot Windchill technical issues and perform remedial actions

  • Provide service and customer support to users including altering workflows, contents, configurations, customizations, etc.

  • Work as a technical liaison between business, PLM Delivery Team and other IT teams

  • Work as a key project resource for an IT Project Manager, taking day-to-day work direction and accepting accountability for technical aspects of development

  • Identify appropriate tools and processes to enable smooth functioning of Windchill

  • Design and develop tools to enhance Windchill System and Business administration

  • Perform data migrations from other systems

Qualifications and Accountability

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years of technical experience

  • 7+ years of experience translating business requirements into technical designs

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills. Able to bridge communication between technical areas and business areas for a full and complete understanding of expectations

  • Ability to multi-task efficiently on parallel efforts

  • Ability to drive requirements and project work through to closure

  • Experience in formal design review

  • Experience in reviewing technical designs, and experience in code reviews - providing feedback on whether the technical design and code satisfies functional specifications

  • Training and experience in good test design; experience writing test cases and reviewing/approving the execution of those test cases

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

PLM Specific Qualifications

  • 6+ years designing, installing and configuring PTC Windchill PDMLink application

  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of the Windchill application and its development environment.

  • Strong experience in developing server side and User Interface enhancements

  • Strong experience in Java and web technologies.

  • Working knowledge of Windows, Unix/Linux systems

  • Working knowledge of Oracle database and SQL

  • Experience with integration products such as Tibco and BizTalk is a plus

  • Experience with integrating Windchill into an ERP system; SAP integration a plus.

  • Understanding of CAD packages is a plus

  • Experience with PTC Navigate is a 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