Solutions Architect

Lake County, Illinois
May 28, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


  • As a lead Salesforce Architect within the Platform engineering and Governance team, this position will be responsible to work with the Product Owner, Solutions Architect, Business Analysts and technical architect to prioritize, groom, design, and estimate the epics/user stories for the PRM platform.
  • Lead a team throughout the design, development, launch, and support of cross platform solutions such as Salesforce, Adobe, Veeva, Custom Net Applications etc.
  • Collaborate with business and IT leaders to drive the development of refined business requirements.
  • Offer up creative ideas to help meet the business requirements, reducing the number of customizations and increasing automation, especially on managed platforms such as Salesforce, Adobe etc.
  • Responsible for creating Solution Designs, Data Flows diagrams and document design of multi-cloud platforms solutions.
  • Work closely with Integration teams to align on end to end solution design and implementation approaches
  • Transition solution designs to development resources responsible for building the solutions.
  • Provide technical expertise & mentorship to tech leads and product owners with architectural best practices, solution decision making.
  • Be in a look-out for industry best practices and solutions to solve business and technical challenges. Provide support by doing Proof of concept to showcase help capability assessment.
  • Help to resolve, mitigate issues, and risks as they arise.
  • Ensuring that the application architecture team can deliver system solutions for computer architecture
  • Describing the structure, characteristics, behavior, and other aspects of software to project stakeholders.
  • Defining features, phases, and solution requirements.
  • Providing specifications according to which the solution is defined, managed, and delivered.
  • Communicate professionally and clearly with teams to help them align on vision and implementation strategy.
  • Be proactive and transparent in behavioral conduct and work with cross-functional teams across technology  business teams



  • Bachelor’s Degree 7 years of experience, Master’s Degree 6 years of experience, PhD 2 years of experience in application program development. Work experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Must have 5 - 7 years of implementation experience, with experience working in environment that includes platforms and technologies such as Salesforce, .Net, C#, Tibco, ESB, AWS, Adobe, SQL Server etc.
  • Experience and understanding of DevOps tools and technologies, Azure Devops preferred, including Azure Repos, Azure Pipeline, Azure Artifacts etc.
  • Must have experience defining comprehensive solution architecture, identifying gaps between current and future state solutions, define transition plan, rollout and deliver solution that meets the business outcomes.
  • Must have experience integrating Salesforce, Adobe platforms with external systems and data warehouses, using integration tools like Information Cloud, ESB.
  • Requires in‐depth knowledge of the software development life cycle and methodologies.
  • Ability to clearly explain options and alternatives, and rationale for associated recommendations
  • Ability to efficiently and concisely illustrate and communicate concepts in words and diagrams
  • Ability to abstract core elements or components of solution or business need and propose common/re-usable services
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply new knowledge in a fast-paced, business and technical environment
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer science concepts including algorithms, data structures, encryption and networking
  • Flexibility in designing systems - including leveraging new or emerging technologies

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.