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Abbott Enterprise Architect, Serialization & System Integration (NAVICA) in Waukegan, Illinois

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

At Abbott, you can work on market-leading tech and help in the fight against COVID-19.

NAVICA™ is a new mobile suite of applications that Abbott designed to pair with our BinaxNOW™ rapid antigen test for COVID-19. Test results can be stored, accessed and displayed on your NAVICA app that works on iPhone and Android devices. If you test negative, the app will display a temporary encrypted digital pass with a QR code, similar to an airline boarding pass. Sharing your mobile pass, with NAVICA-enabled organizations such as employers and schools, verifies authenticity of your COVID-19 test results facilitating entry into places where people gather. If you test positive, you'll receive a message in the app to quarantine and talk to your doctor.

This combination of NAVICA with the BinaxNOW rapid antigen test for COVID-19 is life-changing technology that will address the pandemic on critical fronts – speed, simplicity, affordability, access and reliability.

The role of Enterprise Architect, Serialization & System Integration, is positioned within GSSO, the Global Standards and Serialization Office. This role is responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of enterprise architecture for serialization, integrating with other systems, including ERP, LMS, middle ware, downstream trading partner systems, and government regulatory reporting platforms. For large projects with multiple systems, the enterprise architect is responsible for aligning technology solutions with business strategies, working primarily with senior management and technical specialists across functional disciplines. The Architect will be the primary resource for coaching the application and technical specialists in the multi-system application architecture. Additionally, the Architect will be responsible for the periodic review of existing designs to ensure that the architecture supports the business strategy and operations. The Architect owns the architectural roadmap, planning for future needs, which requires collaboration with the business to ensure alignment with future business strategy.


  • Provide expertise on architecture design and improvement as the primary lead on the design of system architecture and integrations that meet commercial requirements and comply with governmental regulatory reporting specifications.

  • Identify business and regulatory trends and ensure that the architecture is aligned to satisfy the demands of these trends.

  • Provide strategic perspective and alignment, leading governance efforts and architecture reviews.

  • Provide consultancy support to clients, Senior Technical Specialists and other technical architects in all aspects of enabling technologies to meet business needs.

  • Conduct investigation activity/research and give technical advice to the adoption or integration of new technologies, considering their business impact.

  • Identifies problems and issues affecting multiple areas and facilitates their resolution.

  • Effectively anticipates and evaluates impacts of problem solutions that affect multiple areas of the organization.

  • Fosters the development of a common vision, providing clear direction on the evolution of the architecture.

  • Participates in defining business cases for investments in IT.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of related work experience, with expertise in serialization system architecture and regulatory compliance related to serialization, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Must have expertise in TraceLink, LMS, ERP, and middleware integration.

  • Translates regulatory and supply chain requirements into technical solutions.

  • Ability to articulate the business value of technical solutions.

  • Builds effective relationships with cross-functional technical teams.

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in terms understood by the business.

  • Architectural design competencies across multiple platforms.


  • Degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred.

  • Strong understanding of GS1 standards

  • Experience with Antares, Laetus, and other commonly used LMS

  • Well versed in global serialization requirements

  • Familiarity with the ARDx and EPD lines of business

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email