Principal Data Engineer

Principal Data Engineer

Lake Forest, IL 2016-11-08 - –

TonyAbbottMHR Abbott

Job Summary

The individual will be responsible for design and development of high-performance data architectures which support data warehousing, real-time ETL, and batch big-data – processing

Primary Job Function

This is a technical role with the candidate expected to be a critical contributor to building compelling informatics products within Abbott’s Diagnostics Division.

The individual will develop software on informatics programs from concept through launch. She/he will also be responsible for supporting on-market products post-launch

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

Analyze; evaluate and plan methods of approach to; and organize a means to achieve; the solution of complex technical problems.

Conducts investigations of considerable complexity pertaining to the development of new designs; methods; materials; or processes; and investigates possible applications of the results.

May provide technical consultation to technical staff concerning problems within a specific area of engineering or for a specific project

Recommend methods or corrections in technical reviews to ensure project completion.

Applies the results of reviews of literature; patents; and current practices relevant to the business; uses results to determine strategic technical direction; Plan and direct major technical phases of projects within a specific area of design;

Provides technical direction to and coordinates the efforts of engineers and technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects.

Provides input to the team manager on staffing decisions.

Leads or enables project completion. Interface with product team members.

Communicates with outside decision makers in a manner appropriate to the goals of the communication.; Applies Systems Thinking: Optimizes solutions from a systems point of view by taking into account the effect of any change on other parts of the systems and supporting functions.; Designs/Modifies Complex Systems: Designs/Modifies complex/ high level systems architecture requiring multi-disciplinary expertise or in-depth knowledge in a single discipline; defines parameters and boundaries for lower level design activities. ; Integrates Multiple Project Plans: Establishes and reviews complex plans for multiple activities/ projects or plans highly complex personal projects; monitors and takes corrective action for processes and system;

Creates efficient protocols for validation of complex system functions and defines validation process. ; Exchanges Information: Exchanges information with appropriate frequency and within a time frame to maximize its utility and promote cross functional collaboration; verifies that information is understood by the recipient.

Adapts Information to Customer Needs: Delivers communications tailored to the needs of the receiver (Managers; peers; customer)

Makes Presentations : Defines purpose and objectives; organizes ideas; prepares A-V aids; keeps to time frame and presents intelligibly.; Actively Listens: Listen actively to acquire information and understand the others viewpoint.

Give Constructive Feedback: Give appropriate; helpful information specific to the issue; uses examples; ties feedback to specific business issues.

Resolves Conflicts: Faces conflicts and takes initiative to resolve them constructively so all parties can be productive; knows when to involve others.; Actively Participates in Team Meetings: Actively participates in design review to meet team goals by offering pro and con suggestions; works toward consensus.

Shares Resources; Knowledge and Accountability: Shares resources and knowledge; assures the team takes accountability; draws on strengths of each team member.

Serves in Multiple Team Roles: Serves as leader; contributor; facilitator; consultant; technical expert; arbitrator; evaluator according to the needs of the team and task. ; Initiates Decisions: Makes timely and effective decisions; considers alternatives; uses sound judgment; achieves closure on work

Confronts Issues: Confronts issues in a constructive manner and at an appropriate organizational level; perseveres in the face of adversity.

Motivates Others: Keeps morale high by encouraging others; giving positive feedback and setting a good example; makes and keeps commitments.; Receive/Give Performance Feedback: Asks for and gives feedback on the strengths and development needs of self/ others.

Identify Future Development Needs: Translates changes in business goals and objectives into the skills; knowledge and experience needed for future work

Plans for and Achieves Development: Prepares a plan that sets appropriate development goals; establishes timelines to fulfill development needs; balances the time needed for accomplishing current work and achieving development goals.; Evaluate Risk/Reward Trade Offs: Evaluate risks of alternatives; recommend actions and develop strategies to cope with various scenarios.; Defines Applications for New Technologies: Develops and implements operational strategy to achieve critical success factors for serving new applications.; Contributes to Business Strategies: Evaluate technical trends; processes; and methods to contribute to the development of long term business strategies.; Creates or Advances Technology: Advances recognized leading edge technologies in a technical field; fosters an environment of innovation in others.

Position Accountability/Scope

  • The individual is responsible for the design, development and commercialization of informatics products in compliance with internal policies and procedures, both US and Foreign regulatory standards and requirements.
  • She/he is accountable for leading the design and implementation of one or more features as assigned on individual programs.
  • The individual will lead development efforts using Agile development frameworks such as Scrum or Kanban.

The individual will interact with project managers, product owners and R&D leadership on project scope, timeline, risks and budget.
The individual will work as part of cross-functional teams in Global Marketing, Research & Development, Information Technology, Quality, Operations, Regulatory and Business Development to deliver informatics products.
Minimum Education
Bachelor’s degree in engineering; science or closely related discipline with eight or more progressive work experience.
Minimum Experience Training Required
8 or more years of progressive development work experience.
Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics
Preferred Qualifications
Minimum of 6-8 years of experience at a startup, mid- to large-sized corporation is required. The candidate must have experience in developing and launching unique software / informatics products in one of the following industries: healthcare, defense or telecommunications.
A solid understanding of data architecture and contemporary design patterns/practices.
The candidate must have Expert knowledge in data warehousing, data modeling, ETL and SQL/NoSQL development.
The candidate must have working knowledge in either SQL (PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, other) or NoSQL (Dynamo, Redis, MongoDB, other).
Prior experience with any of the following is a plus: Apache Spark, Apache Storm, Hadoop, Python, NoSQL, HDFS Data Stores, ETL ( Informatica Cloud), BI (Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau, Domo, Qlik), Machine Learning
Prior experience developing or working with Cloud-based technologies such as Amazon Web Services is highly desired.
JOB FAMILY: Engineering-General
DIVISION: ADD Diagnostics
LOCATION: United States > Lake Forest : CP01 Floor-1
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:
WORK SHIFT: Standard
TRAVEL: No
MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE: No
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)
Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
EEO is the Law link – English: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_English.pdf
EEO is the Law link – Espanol: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_Spanish.pdf

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