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Abbott Data Architect in Lake Forest, 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.


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, 109,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve.

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Lake Forest, Illinois currently has an opportunity for a Data Architect .

The Data Architect will be responsible for the development of business reporting and performance tracking tools. This includes the management of table architecture and database capabilities. This includes expansion of existing tool functionality to enable more efficient Global Supply Chain business performance.

As a member of the information delivery team, they will be responsible for small to medium sized projects and will oversee and/or perform all aspects of project design – technical architecture, development design/standards and testing design/coverage. This position will provide inputs into the process of enterprise strategy development.

Actively participates in strategic planning and development of architectural roadmaps, including presenting to business divisions and management.


  • Partners with business and implementation teams on implementation and enhancement projects.

  • Responsible for defining dashboards and reports with the development team and create front-end working models using Microsoft Power BI or other Data Visualization tools.

  • Creates application architecture and facilitates development design. Ensures architecture and design will meet business’ functional requirements.

  • This position will model data from multiple sources to create front end dashboards and reporting visualizations

  • Works with the business users to evaluate challenges and work with the development team to arrive at the best-fit technology solution components.

  • Manages the design inputs from multiple locations resulting in the organizational collection and reporting of the Key Performance Indicators for the Global Supply Chain.

  • Creates software design specifications addressing business requirements by utilizing the appropriate specifications, methodologies, standards and templates.

  • Participates in strategic planning and development of architectural roadmaps, including presenting to business divisions and management.

  • Understands underlying technologies adequately to discuss options with other technical team members and supervisors.

  • Coordinates the implementation of solutions with technical resources and members of the process and business teams.

  • Drives resolution of implementation and technical issues related to assigned projects.



  • Bachelor's degree In Computer Science, Business, Mathematics or any other applied sciences.

  • Data warehousing projects and knowledge of industry leading best practices.

  • 5+ years of data warehouse architecture experience.

  • Experience documenting functional and technical requirements, technical design, test cases and training material.


  • Hands-on Business Intelligence Developer with experience with Power BI.

  • Hands-on Data Visualization skills

  • Experience with databases and database tools

  • Experience with data modeling, transformation, data analysis and visualization techniques

  • Experience with process management and process scripting (MS Automate or related tools)

  • Experience with SharePoint development

  • Ability to independently analyze and formulate actionable data solutions

  • Proven analytical skills, problem-solving capabilities

  • Understands data lifecycle management

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Strong business and technical aptitude with an attitude to solve complex problems.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.


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