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Abbott Sr. Infrastructure 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our location in Waukegan, IL., currently has an opportunity for a Sr. Infra Architect - Data Center.

Candidate would be responsible for solution design for Abbott’s Global Data Network. This position will serve as the technical lead for projects involving complex planning for all Abbott sites including acquisition/divestiture activities as well as provide Level IV support for Implementation and Operations. The candidate will lead feasibility studies of new technologies, detailed design creation, and proposal preparation for network engineering related initiatives. Responsible for timely interaction with customers of the platform, peer technologists, and senior management. The ideal candidate will have experience in routing/ switching, Cisco ACI, WLAN, Load Balancing, and Data Center.


  • Lead Cisco ACI architect with strong data center experience.

  • Design large scale enterprise WAN, LAN, WLAN including routers, switches, firewalls, and other network related hardware.

  • Defines, plans and designs innovative enterprise Network infrastructure solutions.

  • Define requirements in support of budget plans and make recommendations for ways to improve performance, reduce costs, and meet business requirements.

  • Defines the architecture and product standards for the Network Engineering Organization.

  • Evaluates and identifies opportunities for network performance and functionality improvement within the enterprise network.

  • Participate in the development efforts to bring automation into the network environment.

  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, and industry best practices.

  • Successfully negotiate technical design and deployment strategy with key stakeholder and consumers of the service.

  • Serve as the platform technical subject matter expert and provide consulting support to the business and end-user organizations.

  • Produce and maintain timely, accurate engineering documentation to support implementation, operations support and quality/compliance requirements.

  • Frequently interacts with supplier technical staff including product development and engineering teams.

  • Integrates technical expertise with communication, leadership and business skills in a team environment.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, while adhering to deadlines

  • Demonstrates mastery of the concepts and theory of network security, and possess adept knowledge of data networking, including expertise in switching, routing, directory services, and TCP/IP fundamentals.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of encryption protocols, as well as means for compromising systems based on known vulnerabilities.

  • Demonstrates a strong customer centric approach and excellent communications skills.

  • Supports Abbott global data network operations support staff worldwide.

  • Keeps abreast of industry trends and makes architecture road-maps and or recommendation based on these trends.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Telecommunication, or other related field – or combination of experience / education.

  • 5-7 years network experience with multinational enterprises of 5000+ users.

  • 5-7 years designing enterprise scale routing and switching environments, Cisco ACI & Data Center experience required !

  • Prior experience engineering solutions at the network level for Acquisition / Separation activity.

  • Experience in healthcare related industries is a plus.


  • MS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Telecommunications. Active Certifications: CISSP, CCNP, CCSE, CCIE.

  • Cisco/ Viptela SDWAN or SDWAN technologies is a plus

  • Riverbed WAN Optimizers

  • Cisco ASA

  • Check Point Firewalls

  • Citrix Netscaler

  • F5 Load Balancer (GTM and LTM)


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

  • Training and career development , with onboarding 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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