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Application Architect, SAP

Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2208268 Category Information Technology Division AbbVie


For large projects with multiple systems, the application architect is responsible for aligning technology solutions with business strategies, working primarily with management and  technical specialists across functional disciplines. Participates in the development of the AbbVie infrastructure and understands the impact and needs of the applications.  Supports the application and technical specialists in the multi-system application architecture and has a thorough understanding of available technology, tools and existing designs for the applications involved and the impact upon each other.



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

•Leads teams consisting of other functional groups within the AbbVie IT organization to establish technical strategies and the tactical plans to be positioned for the current and future needs of the business.

•Evaluates application system needs across multiple systems and develops corresponding application and logical data architectures and standards.

•Provides strategic consultancy support to business partners, Senior Application Technical Specialists and other technical architects in all aspects of enabling technologies to meet business needs. 

•Provides expertise on application architecture design or improvement.  Considers the performance impact of the architecture.

•Collaborates with hardware, network and database architects to research new technologies and make recommendations to management on these new technologies at AbbVie.  Facilitates the purchase and introduction of new technologies.

•Communicates and educates the technical and business communities on current architectures and technologies and industry trends.

•Performs technical oversight of implementation projects to assure alignment with architecture and technology standards. Collaborates with the hardware, network and database architects in application design and implementation.

•Works closely with product vendors ensuring strategic and architectural fit, and ability of product to scale in order to meet AbbVie requirements.




    •Experience with Order to Cash business process design and implementation.  Must be competent to work at the highest level of all phases of application design and implementation.

    •Experience with SAP business applications and connected systems (e.g., ecommerce, finance, supply chain, etc.)

    •Good communication skills, analytical ability, judgment, and the ability to work effectively with business and IT management.


Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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