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TIBCO Technical Manager

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2208535 Category Information Technology Division AbbVie

AbbVie US Commercial Patient Services Organization is looking for a TIBCO Technical Manager for the API & Integration Services to lead the planning, requirements, architecture, design, development, and release of APIs, Microservices, Enterprise Services Bus solutions using TIBCO, Microsoft .NET Tech Stack across all US brands to enable real time integration of data and to enable exceptional patient experience for all US Patient Services and Consumer Marketing solutions.

This position will be responsible for supporting, planning, and coordinating functional and technical activities related to APIs & Integration Services in a highly dynamic and fast paced environment. The individual will work alongside talented Technical Product Owners, Technical Leads, Architects, Software Engineers, and Quality Engineers in a highly collaborative environment to deliver high quality solutions on time. The individual on this position will also work very close to the stakeholders and the external agencies and plays a key role in establishing, executing, and supporting business critical system integrations across the Commercial Organization.


  • Leading the team providing diverse integration solutions such as Web API, Microservices, message queues, enterprise service bus, etc. using TIBCO ESB, Microsoft .NET Technology Stack.
  • Define the delivery process and ways of working for the team to scale the delivery of integration solutions across all the US brands and own all the integration delivery.
  • Define robust demand management process including prioritization, capacity forecasting and planning, etc. to manage the delivery.
  • Define standard KPIs to measure the performance of the delivery team and implement ideas for continuous improvement.
  • Oversee activities of the team to ensure excellence in execution and effective delivery of Integration services.
  • Partner with the technical product owners, business relationship managers, solutions architects, application tech leads, project managers and integrated operations team in understanding the integration requirements, overall business objectives, business criticality, value of the solution and accountable for the design, implementation & delivery of the integration solution.
  • Manage the microservices based API platform used by consumer facing brand websites and mobile apps.
  • Work collaboratively with source and target application architects, solution architect and other managers/associate directors to design, build and deliver scalable and efficient integration solutions.
  • Define the long-term roadmap to resolve the technology debt in the current implementation of Enterprise Service Bus including but not limited to transforming existing monolithic services to microservices, migrating to modern source control management solution, implement CI/CD/CT pipeline.
  • Manage team of direct reports and 15+ onsite / offshore consultants and directly responsible for the budget of $3MM to manage the delivery of API & integration solutions.
  • Ensure the development of effective standards and the implementation of best practices for APIs & Integration.
  • Lead the planning, requirements, architecture, design, development, testing, and documentation of complex programs from approved specifications, and subsequent iterations, using the operating model process and best practices.
  • Perform the work efforts estimation, designs the API as per the TIBCO architecture and leads the offshore team for development. Mentor less experienced colleagues as needed.

  • Bachelor's Degree with 8 years’ experience; Master's Degree with 7 years’ experience; PhD with 3 years of experience in application program development. Work experience in Integration services architecture, planning, design, development, and delivery. Work experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • 5+ years of development experience using TIBCO Enterprise Message Service, Designer/Studio, and other TIBCO suite of products.
  • Strong experience in managing and monitoring TIBCO using tools such as TIBCO Administrator, HAWK and API Management.
  • Expertise in .NET, Java, JMS, SOAP, REST, JSON, SQL, XML technologies and knowledge of GitHub, Jenkins, and Unix/Linux shell scripts.
  • In-depth understanding and experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Micro-Services based solutions.
  • Hands on experience developing complex services/solutions based on Enterprise Integration Patterns and Coding best practices.
  • Proven leadership experience in project management, Agile delivery management, delivery of integration services, and building & scaling a high performing team.
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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