Sr Data Engineer

Irvine, California
Jul 17, 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.

If you live and breathe all things Digital, then we want to talk to you! Medical Therapeutics Digital Marketing Team is on a mission to transform the data driven digital marketing in pharmaceutical industry.  Medical Therapeutics brands and disease states are exciting, including household names like BOTOX® for multiple uses, blockbuster Eye Care brands like Restasis and Refresh….and many new/exciting product launches coming! This is an amazing opportunity for a candidate that has a passion for digital marketing. If you want to be a part of an industry-defining team, then we want to hear from you.

The Digital Marketing team is excited to welcome new talent, from all industries.  The team is comprised of technology and marketing experts with diverse backgrounds.  Pharma experience not required, in fact outside industry experience is welcomed! ‍

Senior Data Engineer

Our leadership has a fresh and innovative vision for how the company should approach digital marketing and product. We are utilizing machine learning in an effort to intelligently engage our customers in a more personalized and effective way. We’re looking for a strong, technically sound Sr. Data Engineer who is interested in working within a startup-oriented environment while having the backing of a large company. If that’s you, please read on.

This role will be responsible for and require experience in many areas, including:

Software Development:

  • Writing production grade code to process, transport, analyze, and store data within distributed systems
  • Very strong proficiency in Python
  • Building Batch and Streaming pipelines with Apache Spark
  • Experience working closely with Data Scientists
  • Experience in SQL
  • Experience with implementing data quality checks
  • Exposure to serverless technologies (AWS Lambda/Step functions, Google Cloud Functions, Azure Functions) (nice to have)
  • Experience with building and maintaining in-house code libraries for distribution (nice to have)
  • Knowledge of traditional data warehousing (Dimensional Modeling, ETL) (nice to have)
  • Experience developing data products using microservices architecture (must have)
  • Developing high performance API to expose data products (nice to have)
  • Knowledge of traditional data warehousing (Dimensional Modeling, ETL) (nice to have)


  • Experience with building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines using Gitlab CI, Circle CI, Jenkins or other CI/CD tools
  • Managing infrastructure on AWS and potentially other cloud providers. (nice to have)
  • Managing configuration of systems with frameworks such as Terraform and Ansible. (nice to have)
  • Deploying and Managing and SQL and NoSQL databases. (nice to have)
  • Familiarity with logging and system monitoring solutions (nice to have)

System Architecture:

  • Designing and developing new distributed systems and components
  • Integrating both new and legacy platforms using various methods including APIs
  • Understanding of basic system and service level security
  • Writing technical documentation for system components


Attributes that will make you a good candidate for this role:

  • 4+ years experience
  • Must be collaborative and fun to work with, with good communication skills
  • Experience working with data scientists to productionize data science models
  • Ability to work independently to deliver on business needs
  • Coordinating and communicating with various stakeholders and partners including business and technical leaders
  • Participating in project management through capturing and developing tasks and stories, assisting in managing the backlog
  • Understanding of agile methodology
  • Mentoring junior team members
  • Taking ownership of your work
  • Evaluating and learning new emerging technologies
  • Staying up to date on the latest trends in data engineering and data science


  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401k with up to 8% company match
  • Vacation / PTO
  • Entire week off for the winter holidays
  • On-campus restaurant
  • On-campus gym, tennis court, basketball court and softball field
  • Discounts on Allergan products
  • Complimentary snack and beverage bar

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 50 % of the Time
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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.