USACares Jobs

Job Information

Allergan Director, Engineering in Irvine, California

About AbbVie

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie at on Twitter, Facebook at or LinkedIn at .​

Envision working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders. Now, place yourself in that mix: leading discussions, asking the right questions and driving results. All while wearing jeans to work!


YOUARE more than just a title, YOU ARE…

  • A Technical Leader. You will drive the development of web andmobile applications as well as the backend cloud architecture to supportthem. You will help build and lead a team of engineers, architects andproject managers who will serve on 8 cross-functional Scrum teams. Theideal candidate has delivered large scale technology platforms, beautifuluser experiences and secure APIs that are a joy to use.


  • Champion code quality, reusability, scalability and security.

  • Drive strategic decisions relating to softwarearchitecture, infrastructure, testing and deployments.

  • Sit at the intersection of Engineering, QA, DevOps,Product and Design, enabling all these functions to contribute to thedefinition and delivery of great product.

  • Encourage the automation of anything being donerepeatedly. Especially through infrastructure as code.

  • Mentor engineers utilizing proven design patterns andyour experience building large scale public facing software.

  • Manage a robust team of 15+ Software/QA/DevOpsEngineers and Project Managers.

  • Take nascent ideas or concepts and turn them into highfidelity technical game plans.

  • Collaborate with your peers in Product, Data Scienceand Marketing to deliver on features and integrations.

  • Have a proven system for determining whether to buy vsbuild system or software components.

  • Lead the integrations with and maintenance of our CRM,CDP (Segment), Data Warehouse (Snowflake) and other tools.

  • Establish 24/7 monitoring of system up-time, performancethresholds and alerts.

  • Build the Data Labs engineering brand through blogposts, conferences, open source projects and meet-ups.

  • Recruit, interview, hire and coach a highly cohesiveteam exuding passion and ownership for their work.

  • Care about who you work with and how workis done. We hire carefully and the entire team is given the opportunity totake part in evaluating potential hires.

  • Relate to our core values (see below) and have a desireto contribute to and foster a positive working environment and culture.



  • Experienced developing production grade applicationsusing JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js.

  • You feel completely at home while building cloud nativearchitectures in AWS.

  • You've built APIs with GraphQL and Apollo.

  • Proficient with SQL and NoSQL flavors like PostgreSQL,MySQL and DynamoDB.

  • Experience building with the Serverless Framework onAWS Lambda.

  • You understand when to use Serverless/Lambda but youalso know where servers and Kubernetes can have their place.

  • Strong familiarity with data structures, algorithms andcommon OOP design patterns.

  • Deep knowledge of front-end frameworks like React andReact Native.

  • Skilled at setting up build pipelines, dark shippingand blue-green deployments.

  • You've managed QA Engineers and have set up successfultest suites to cover unit, integration, e2e, load and security tests.

  • Preference for modern, thoughtful and beautiful UI/UX.You have an unwavering eye for detail.

  • You've set up documentation systems for both internalcodebases as well as public facing APIs.

  • Extreme drive that is contagious, mixed with highstandards for the product features being delivered.

  • Strong ownership mindset with the ability to think bigand move fast when presented with necessary data points.

  • You've worked in cross-functional Agile Scrum teams andrely on proven management methodologies.

  • 10+ years as a Software Engineer or Architect.

  • 5+ years of experience leading teams, mentoringdirectly and developing mentorship programs.

  • Self-motivated, willing to take ownership, show followthrough, solve tough problems and deliver on promised solutions.

  • Excellent communication, presentation andwhite-boarding skills.

  • Skilled at driving continuity across Engineering,Product, Marketing and business teams.

  • You have the intellect to understand that perfect isthe enemy of progress, however deep down inside you're still aperfectionist.

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field; orcomparable experience.

  • Bonus: You've worked on a product that supports digitalmarketing, loyalty and growth of SMBs.

  • Bonus: You've worked on a product in support of beautyservice providers or savvy, modern healthcare providers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.