Cybersecurity Architect

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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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott currently has an opportunity for a Cybersecurity Architect. The Architect is a member of the Cybersecurity Enterprise Architecture team. This position will have responsibility for supporting Abbott’s Cloud and Endpoint Security Program. The role will be supporting and driving Abbott’s global cloud and endpoint security architecture initiatives across different global regions and divisions. The person in this role is supporting the implementation of enterprise-wide cloud and endpoint security capabilities and technologies throughout Global Abbott, including ongoing updates and enhancements to enterprise-wide strategies.


  • Apply technical knowledge to protect Abbott assets against cyber threats with knowledge of firewalls; intrusion detection and prevention systems; data loss prevention solutions; endpoint protections; encryption & PKI technologies; identity & access management solutions; cloud infrastructure security; log aggregation technology and other leading-edge security technologies.
  • Attend regular technical project and implementation meetings and serve as the security consultant to help guide secure infrastructure practices.
  • Actively monitor, assess, and recommend tactical and strategic initiatives based on new and emerging threats posing risk to cloud and endpoint.
  • Manage remediation efforts after security assessment findings outline weaknesses requiring attention.
  • Collaborate with business units, application development teams, and third-party vendors to achieve program requirements while enabling the business.
  • Participate in technical and non-technical cloud and endpoint projects requiring information security oversight and to ensure Abbott policies, procedures and standards are met.
  • Recommend new cloud and endpoint security solutions as well as effective improvements to existing security controls.
  • Provide input, coordinate, and participate in testing of new cloud and endpoint security designs that will impact enterprise-wide supported systems.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information assurance, MS or related field, or at least 5 years of IT industry experience.
  • Knowledge of multiple computing platforms and endpoints which include Windows, MAC, Unix/Linux, desktops/laptops/servers, mobile devices (Android/IOS), virtual technologies and Cloud Security technologies (AWS, Azure AD, etc).
  • At least 2-years’ experience in cloud and/or endpoint security or policy compliance related role.
  • Experience or working knowledge of architecting solutions within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure
  • Strong communication skills and change management.
  • Must have strong collaboration and influencing skills to partner effectively at all levels and across multiple groups.


  • One or multiple formal certifications in security such as CompTIA Security+, GIAC, GICSP is preferred but not necessary.
  • Acts with integrity, takes pride in work and seeks to excel, be curious and adaptable.
  • Displays an analytical and problem-solving mindset.
  • Is highly organized and efficient.
  • Leverages strategic and tactical thinking.
  • Works calmly under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrates effective decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication skills and change management.
  • Must have strong collaboration and influencing skills to partner effectively at all levels and across multiple groups


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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