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AbbVie Senior Data Engineer in North Chicago, Illinois

AbbVie Information Research is seeking a Senior Data Engineer who would contribute to the architecture, design, and development of the Data & Analytics Platform supporting world-class research and development at AbbVie. As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be a core member of a high-performance team of data engineers and architects focusing on driving technology innovation and continuous improvement. This role collaborates with solution architects, product owners, program managers, business analysts, infrastructure teams, and service providers to deliver the solutions.


  • Demonstrate mastery across a wide variety of data engineering activities, including data warehousing, master data management, data cataloging, system integration, data streaming, data visualization, data analysis, and data ops.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmaceutical R&D/Life Science centric datasets and utilize this knowledge to advance agile, impactful, and cost-effective solutions rapidly.

  • Collaborate & contribute to the architecture, design, development, and maintenance of large-scale data & analytics platforms, system integrations, data pipelines, data models & API integrations to support evolving business strategy.

  • Contribute and maintain the team's methodology to conform and curate data, benchmarking against industry standards. Ensure that data are optimally standardized and analysis-ready.

  • Prototype emerging business use cases to validate technology approaches and propose potential solutions.

  • Research and recommend opportunities to adopt new technologies for continuous improvement.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable AbbVie software development lifecycle policies and procedures.

  • Bachelor's degree with 7 years of IT experience

  • Must have experience with software development life cycle; Experience with DevOps is preferred.

  • Must have experience with data analysis programming languages (e.g., SQL, Python & Apache Spark, SAS & R)

  • Must have experience with database technologies (e.g., Oracle, Postgres, Hive, and HBase)

  • Must have experience with ETL/Orchestration tools (e.g., Informatica, Autosys, and Airflow, etc.)

  • Experience with AWS and Cloudera Public Cloud architecture is preferred.

  • Experience working with Pharmaceutical R&D industry-centric datasets is preferred.

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.