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Abbott Lead IAM consultant 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 Lake county, IL currently has an opportunity for a Lead IAM consultant to work within Abbott’s global Business Technology Services organization. As a Lead IAM consultant , you will be the primary evangelist and critical thought leader of Abbott’s Identity & Access Management / Access Governance strategy. You will be responsible to plan and oversee current IAM Access Governance programs and projects to ensure they are successfully executed and align/support Abbott’s Identity Strategy.

This role will be ultimately responsible for the architecture of all solutions implemented by the IAM Access Governance team. With a focus on providing technical leadership, this role will mentor other Identity architects and project team members on executing the Identity strategy and transform the way the team works to improve solution quality and delivery times.


Lead technical projects and teams to Architect, design, develop, and implement identity management solutions using SailPoint IdentityIQ and Microsoft Identity Manager

Evangelize IAM Access Governance to Identity team, peer teams, IT Leadership, and divisional application owners

Evolve current IAM Access Governance Strategy to align with enterprise changing needs

Consult on security policies, standards, and guidelines, working to make security requirements clear and accessible and develop reference architectures and reference implementation patterns

Drive elimination of technical debt within the existing Identity platform as part of a continuous modernization and optimization approach

Ensure successful transition of project deliverables to support / maintenance /operations teams



5+ years’ experience implementing enterprise IAM solutions or related /similar environments

5+ years’ experience developing technical strategies, architectures, roadmaps and leading the teams


A strong background in technical design / architecture

Excellent oral and written communication, presenting, meeting facilitation, negotiation, decision making, and problem-solving skills

5+ years’ experience implementing software within a structured Quality based SLC process

Experience working in an FDA-regulated business (e.g. validated software related to medical, pharmaceutical, or life sciences products) is preferred

Strong ability to know your audience and structure communication and presentations to Abbott application owners, and senior leadership on aspects of complex technical scenarios while maintaining appropriate functional and technical level for the audience

Experience working in matrix global organization with strategic sourcing partners where success requires broad orchestration of resources and services

Support business and technology strategy and planning by leveraging knowledge in both technical and business areas

Assess issues/problem encountered and recommend an appropriate solution

Able to articulate vision and strategy for complex and innovative technical undertakings

Able to deal with ambiguity and make expert judgments in situations where no precedent exists

Desired Additional Skills:

Experience with Identity solutions such as SailPoint IdentityIQ, Microsoft FIM/MIM, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, ADLDS, etc.

Design and Architecture of IAM in the cloud

Experience working on Agile development teams. Experience replacing traditional implementation approaches with Agile methodology an extreme+

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems/ Engineering or related field

Advanced degree/ relevant professional certification preferred

Minimum Experience/Training

Minimum of 5+ years developing technical strategies, architectures, roadmaps and leading teams

Supervisory / Management Responsibilities

There will be direct/indirect supervisory responsibility


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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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 corpjat@abbott.com