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Senior Technology Manager, Data Engineering

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Sep 9, 2023

Job Details

Are you passionate about leveraging the power of data and insights to drive organizational growth and success? Do you thrive on transforming traditional business models into dynamic, data-driven environments? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

The “Winning with Data” (WWD) capability in AbbVie’s International Commercial Business is driving the transformation of the organization into a data and insights driven decision-making organization and is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Technology Manager, Data Engineering to lead our data engineering team.

This role will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and maintenance of data pipelines, ensuring data quality, and driving innovation through data engineering solutions. As a key member of our Data and Analytics team, this position will play a crucial role in shaping our data engineering strategy and fostering a culture of excellence in data management. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, a strong leader, and possesses a deep understanding of data engineering principles, and experience with Palantir Foundry (or other similar data management platforms)


In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Data Engineering Leadership: Lead a team of data engineers, providing guidance, mentorship, coaching, performance management and fostering a culture of excellence in data engineering practices.
  • Platform Expertise: Utilize the Palantir Foundry platform to design, build, and optimize data pipelines for various data sources and formats.
  • Scalable Solutions: Architect, develop, design, develop, implement, and maintain scalable and efficient data engineering solutions to support the evolving data needs of AbbVie's International Commercial business.
  • Data Pipelining: Develop and optimize data pipelines, data transformation processes, and data models to enable efficient and reliable data consumption by various business units.
  • Strategy Development: Contribute to the development of AbbVie's data engineering strategy, aligning it with business objectives and industry best practices.
  • Data Quality Assurance: Implement data quality checks and validation processes to ensure accuracy, consistency, and reliability of data.
  • Performance Optimization: Continuously monitor and optimize data pipelines for performance and efficiency.
  • Security and Compliance: Ensure data security and compliance with regulatory requirements in data handling and storage.
  • Documentation: Maintain thorough documentation of data engineering processes, standards, and best practices.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, analysts, and business stakeholders, to understand their data needs and provide data engineering support.
  • Vendor Management: Engage with technology vendors and manage relationships to stay abreast of the latest product releases, updates, and industry trends.
  • Budget Management: Negotiate, secure, and oversee the availability of resources to meet the daily operational demands for data engineering.

  • Tools and skills you will use in this role:

  • Palantir Foundry
  • PySpark, Python, and SQL
  • Data Modeling, Data Warehousing, and Data Governance
  • AWS or Azure
  • Experiences that make you a strong candidate for this role:


  • Bachelor's Degree with 8 years’ experience; or Master's Degree with 7 years’ experience; or PhD with 3 years’ experience.
  • 7+ years of experience in data engineering, preferably within the pharmaceutical or life sciences industry.
  • 7+ years of experience with programming languages commonly used in data engineering, such as Python, SQL, and/or Scala.
  • 5+ years of experience with big data technologies, such as Hadoop, Spark, and/or NoSQL databases, and familiarity with cloud platforms, such as AWS or Azure.
  • Deep understanding and hands-on experience with Palantir Foundry or other similar data management platforms, such as Snowflake and DataBricks, including data governance, data modeling, and analytics capabilities.
  • Strong data engineering leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse team of professionals.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to translate complex business requirements and scientific concepts into elegant technical solutions with code.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders in a highly regulated environment.
  • Beneficial

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry regulations, such as data privacy laws, is highly desirable.

    If you believe you’re a great fit for this job but don’t have all of the experiences listed above, we encourage you to apply anyway!


    Why Business Technology Solutions

    For anyone who wants to use technology and data to make a difference in people’s lives, shape the digital transformation of a leading biopharmaceutical company, and secure sustainable career growth within a diverse, global team: we’re ready for you.

    Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: 

    • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
    • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off. (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees 
    • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
    • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs. 

    Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. 

    AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. 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 protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


    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, and YouTube.

    Stock Symbol: ABBV

    Stock Exchange: NYSE

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    1 North Waukegan Road
    North Chicago

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