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Principal AWS Cloud Engineer, Technology II

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 21, 2024

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Come to work each day with an inclusive and collaborative business technology team. As a Senior API Engineer in AbbVie Business Technology Solutions (BTS), you’ll have opportunities to contribute to the digital transformation of a leading biopharma company, helping to create solutions that impact patients and their communities for the better.           

In this role you’ll be responsible for:

  • Leverage your extensive AWS expertise to implement state-of-the-art platform automations and API technologies using cloud native offerings.
  • Collaborate across teams and serve as a thought leader to modernize API platform practices enabling global, highly available solutions using native AWS technical enablers.
  • Provide architecture, security, and technical guidance to accelerate serverless and infrastructure as code practices.
  • Develop a deep understanding of business drivers to foresee organizational needs and plan solutions addressing these needs.

Tools and skills you will use in this role:

  • DevOps using AWS native tooling (CodePipeline & CodeBuild).
  • Knowledge of networking and AWS cloud connectivity.
  • Infrastructure automation using CloudFormation and other AWS native tools.
  • Experience designing API contracts and API First development.
  • Ability to work with teams to create engineering approaches, prioritize activities, and lead teams from project conception through delivery.
  • Author API strategy roadmaps and align execution across multiple agile teams.

Experiences that make you a strong candidate for this role:


  • Bachelor's Degree with 9 years’ experience; Master's Degree with 8 years’ experience; PhD with 4 years’ experience.
  • A minimum of two years leading AWS native development and DevOps for a large, highly regulated firm.
  • Extensive experience providing digital capabilities using native AWS technologies.
  • Prior API design experience serving global eCommerce enablement.
  • Advanced expertise with Java, TypeScript, or other common development languages.
  • Completed testing as AWS Certified DevOps Engineer or other AWS certifications.

If you believe you’re a great fit for this job but don’t have all 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.

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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