1+ months

IT Technical Specialist

Waukegan, IL

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.

Provides in-depth technical expertise & direction in the development and support of client area application systems/programming requirements and processes (e.g. new, enhancements or maintenance), in the preparation of application system specifications, and in the development, testing, and implementation of efficient, cost effective analytics solutions

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as technical expert or lead projects/programs and technical staff to develop, test and implement significant new products, or operational improvements or devise new approaches to problems at the division/business unit
  • Conduct investigation activity/research and give technical advice to the adoption or integration of new technologies and their business impact
  • Lead in the development of standards and procedures and publish/communicate findings via IOI’s, presentations, white papers, etc
  • Review, validate & enhance design, conduct performance monitoring and capacity planning; install, test and upgrade releases and associated products
  • Evaluate & recommend new software, utilities, and tools
  • Set the strategy for implementing new technologies
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures
  • Directs a development team for a major project, often utilizing a mix of various levels of analysts, responsible for subsystems of the overall project, directing the work of less experienced analysts and programmers. Draws on the ' expertise of technical resources within Abbott and outside vendors


    • Part of Abbott Information Management & Analytics team
    • Accountable for total project scope, budget, completion within budget constraints and schedules completion date. Accountable for successful and timely completion of all tasks/projects under direct and matrix control. Post completion audit of project after implementation to verify expected benefits vs. costs, both development and operating. Project success is critical to the continued business success of the corporation

      Education / experience

      • Bachelor’s Degree/ 7-10 years’ experience in hands-on information management and analytics domain
      • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following – Math, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Quantitative Sciences
      • Strong problem-solving skills
      • Attention to detail and organization/ documentation skills
      • Ability to prioritize and triage deadline-driven tasks in a high-pressure environment
      • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, actionable manner
        Job Family: Support Services
        Division: GIS Global Information Services
        Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
        Medical Surveillance: No
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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