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Cloud Architect

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted January 16, 2022.

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.

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That’s why we’re committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people’s health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.


Our location in SYLMAR, CA  currently has an opportunity for a CLOUD ARCHITECT.

The Cloud Architect will lead the architecture of cloud service applications. Participate in the design and development of cloud based applications under a disciplined product development process that meets FDA and other regulatory agencies requirements. Work on software design, coding, and validating software. Support verification and validation testing, unit testing, and ensuring that all product development conforms to design specifications and coding standards for medical devices. Exercise judgment in coding following the software designs and conducting investigation activities following defined methods. Develop productive internal/external working relationships.


  • Plan, design and assist in the migration of the legacy on prem system to cloud.

  • Develop a cloud strategy which includes cloud adoption plan, cloud application design as well as cloud management and monitoring

  • Develop the architecture and technical roadmap of cloud services to address various business needs

  • Offer expert guidance to development teams regarding cloud architecture, design, development, test automation and CI/CD.

  • Build distributed cloud based microservices that can efficiently scale across geographies with minimal effort.

  • Assist in the preparation of software design specifications for implementation of software designs per Abbott design development process.

  • Assist in the evaluation of selected designs through testing and full documentation of the results.

  • Work on problems of moderate to complex scope where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

  • Implement high quality, secure and robust applications with optimal performance suitable for cloud service application.

  • Work collaboratively with cross functional teams.

  • Should be able to manage a small team of software engineers



  • Bachelor’s Degree (± 16 years) Software engineering, computer science, or a related engineering field OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience


  • Minimum 10 years in progressively more responsible work experience in a range of software engineering disciplines using a variety of programming methods 

  • Experience with designing large applications using cloud services, preferably Microsoft Azure

  • Proficient with various cloud adoption techniques including IAAS, CAAS, and PAAS.

  • Proficient with container technologies and microservices architecture

  • Proficiency with cybersecurity concepts, visual modeling, graphical user interfaces, multi-threading, networking, relational databases, formal software development methodologies, and source code management is highly recommended.

  • Experience with unit- and integration-level testing and automated testing is recommended.

  • Experience developing Web applications using JavaScript frameworks like Angular, React, or Vue.

  • ​Good understanding of object-oriented programming, design principles, design patterns and UML.

  • Experience with server-side technologies: Spring, Hibernate, JMS and Web Service (SOAP/RESTful)

  • Proficient in relational databases: Oracle or PostgresSQL

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred. Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.  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. Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.  Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail. 

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.


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:

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.

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