Architect, Application (Remote)

    • Abbvie
  • North Chicago, IL
  • Posted 34 days ago | Updated 10 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Policies and procedures
Google Cloud Platform
Software architecture
Software engineering
Data warehouse
Data integration
Data Visualization
Software development
Machine Learning (ML)
Team leadership
Software design
Performance tuning
Data modeling
Cloud computing
Data management
Data storage
Data structure
Data integrity
Database administration
Network design
Information management
Professional development
Regulatory Compliance
Pharmaceutical industry
Computer hardware
Cyber security
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure
Computer networking

Job Details

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas - immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care - and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

The AbbVie Quality Labs BTS team is dedicated to accelerating the Integrated Digital Lab of the future through establishing innovative solutions and harnessing the power of digital data to optimize lab efficiencies and quality. The Quality Labs Solutions Architect will be responsible for enabling a connected, responsive and user centric ecosystem of labs solutions.

The Application Architect is responsible for aligning technology solutions with business strategies, working primarily with management and technical specialists across functional disciplines. The Application Architect participates in the development of the Abbvie infrastructure and understands the impact and needs of the applications. The Application Architect supports the application and technical specialists in the multi-system application architecture and has a thorough understanding of available technology, tools and existing designs for the applications involved and the impact upon each other.

In this role you'll be responsible for:
  • Independently managing technology within their area of expertise on multiple projects. Demonstrating mastery across a wide range of data and software engineering, including data warehousing, data integration, data visualization and analysis, software development, statistics, and machine learning.
  • Compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Leading teams consisting of other functional groups within the AbbVie IT organization to establish technical strategies and tactical plans to be positioned for the current and future needs of the business.
  • Evaluating application system needs across multiple systems and developing corresponding application and logical data architectures and standards.
  • Providing strategic consultancy support to clients, Senior Application Technical Specialists, and other technical architects in all aspects of enabling technologies to meet business needs.
  • Providing expertise on application architecture design or improvement.
  • Considering the performance impact of the architecture.
  • Collaborating with hardware, network, and database architects to research new technologies and make recommendations to management on these new technologies at Abbvie.
  • Facilitating the purchase and introduction of new technologies.
  • Communicating and educating the technical and business communities on current architectures and technologies and industry trends.
  • Performing technical oversight of implementation projects to assure alignment with architecture and technology standards. Collaborating with the hardware, network and database architects in application design and implementation.
  • Working closely with product vendors while ensuring strategic and architectural fit, and ability of product to scale to meet Abbvie requirements.

Tools and skills you'll need in this role
  • Performance Tuning: Skills in diagnosing and optimizing application performance.
  • Data Modeling and Management: Experience in designing data models and managing data across systems.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity principles, secure coding practices, and compliance standards.
  • Familiarity with cloud services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and designing cloud native applications.
  • Data Management and Analysis: Knowledge of data storage, retrieval, and analysis tools. Proficiency in managing large datasets, understanding data structure, and ensuring data integrity and security.
  • Experience with APIs and middleware solutions for integrating disparate systems.
  • Database Management: Understanding of database technologies (SQL, NoSQL) and experience with database management software.
  • Networking and Security: Knowledge of network infrastructure, cloud computing (e.g., AWS, Azure), and cybersecurity best practices to ensure data privacy and protection.


Experiences that make you a strong candidate for this role:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 8 years' experience, Master's Degree with 7 years' experience, or PhD with 3 years' experience.
  • Experience as an Application Architect
  • Experience working with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Chromatography Data Systems (CDS), or Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS).
  • Familiarity with laboratory operations, workflows, and compliance requirements (e.g., GLP, Google Cloud Platform, FDA 21 CFR Part 11)
  • In addition to the above skills and tools, staying updated with the latest technology trends and continuous learning through professional development courses or certifications related to lab informatics are crucial for a pharmaceutical lab systems architect.
  • Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS): Proficiency with commercial LIMS software, such as LabWare, or Thermo Fisher's SampleManager.
  • Deep understanding of laboratory systems such as LIMS, ELN, LES, and scientific data management systems

  • Regulatory Compliance: Understanding of the regulatory environment in the pharmaceutical industry, including compliance standards and data integrity principles.

Why Business Technology Solutions

For anyone who wants to use technology and data to make a difference in people's lives, shape the digital transformation of a leading biopharmaceutical company, and secure sustainable career growth within a diverse, global team: we're ready for you.

This position is eligible for remote work.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:
  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie's policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.
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