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AbbVie ARB Coordinator in North Chicago, Illinois

About AbbVie

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie at on Twitter, Facebook at or LinkedIn at .​

Work collaboratively with technology and business groups to conceive, design, engineer, and implement technology solutions that solve significant scientific or business problems. Contribute to advancement of technology in area of expertise. Interfaces across the enterprise, acting as a visionary to proactively assist in defining direction on the adoption of solution architecture patterns, technologies and reuse of existing IT assets. May be called upon to provide any level of solution architecture guidance for single or multiple projects.


  • Coordinate and facilitate cross functional Architecture Review Board (ARB) meetings

  • Work with presenters to establish agenda, facilitate weekly meetings, document meeting outcomes, publish ARB Digest, follow-up on action items, maintain SharePoint site and Enterprise Architecture Repository.

  • Conduct presentations providing an overview of architecture governance processes and architecture services, including ARB presentation best practices and architecture diagraming conventions

  • Coordinate periodic refresh of technology standards, roadmaps, and reference architectures

  • Establish and publish business solution development standards and reference architectures that facilitate reuse of common implementation patterns and application frameworks

  • Translate architecture artifacts (e.g. reference architectures, architecture and technology standards, roadmaps, and technical decisions) into easy to consume publications

  • Working with other IT groups to provide guidance on architecture documentation conventions and diagramming techniques

  • Working with other IT groups to complete business and technical capability mapping of proposed solutions, in alignment with the enterprise digital strategy

  • Stay abreast of, and evaluate, emerging solution development technologies


  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or related with a total 8 years of experience

  • At least 4 years of experience in designing and implementing business solutions

  • At least 3 years of experience leveraging methodical approaches to drive alignment of solution design across the various perspectives of architecture (process, data, application, infrastructure and security architectures)

  • Ability to work closely with users/colleagues and translating user requirements into solution designs

  • Knowledge and experience creating/documenting architecture artifacts such as architecture principles, standards, process models, information models, solution reference architecture diagrams and design documents

  • Knowledge of ToGAF (and/or other Architecture centric methodologies) is highly desired

  • Knowledge and experience in developing solutions compliant with regulatory and legal requirements within the Pharmaceutical Industry is a plus

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications specifically MS Word, MS PowerPoint and Visio; experience creating custom Visio stencils is a plus

  • Knowledge of SharePoint site configurations to facilitate information dissemination is highly desired

  • Knowledge of the use of Qlik to render dashboards that can be used to analysis the portfolio of IT assets is a plus

  • Highly organized with great attention to detail

  • Objectives the first 12 – 18 months:

  • Take ownership of the coordination and facilitation of weekly Architecture Review Board (ARB) meetings

  • Formalize a standard presentation template to drive consistency in ARB presentations

  • Establish metrics to measure the realized value resulting from architecture reviews

  • Establishing a business and technical capability view of the portfolio of IT assets

Significant Work Activities

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Yes, 5 % 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.