Manager Product Development (DevOps)

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At Abbott, we believe people with diabetes should have the freedom to enjoy active lives. That's why we're focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health more effectively and comfortably, revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.

Our location in Alameda, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Manager Product Development (DevOps).

Summary : The Manager, Development Operations is a leadership position in Research & Development supporting the infrastructure for Abbott Diabetes Care's cloud platform. The role will encompass a wide range of project and people management responsibilities ranging from project execution, site reliability engineering, release management and oversight of performance. The role oversees a team managing infrastructure hosted globally in numerous geographic regions provided by multiple Cloud Platform Providers as well as CI/CD pipeline for the mobile application team.

The Manager, Development Operations manages service delivery and cloud systems reliability and scalability including: reporting, configuration and build, testing, planning, operations and deployment of solutions and will be accountable for all aspects of deployment and technical operations including technical project resources (partners/subcontractors or staff), scheduling, risk management, internal and external communications, status reporting, and resource management (internal and partners), reporting to the Senior Manager, Development Operations. Responsibilities include oversight of teams responsible for functional operational workflows, databases, systems and applications, procedures, tools and documentation, for enhancing operating efficiency, quality, and technical skill levels of staff.

Experience working in healthcare and management experience with teams utilizing large scale Cloud Platform service providers strongly preferred. Strong project management and communication skills, proactive and resourceful with a "can do" attitude.

  • Organize and establish all project related meetings (project updates, retrospectives, reviews, demos, etc)
  • Work cross functionally to develop project plans, roadmaps, and manage any enhancements/backlogs
  • Assist to formulate long and short-term business plans to develop and implement infrastructure improvements including setting milestones and tracking to deadlines
  • Creatively solves product design, financial, marketing, or administrative problems.
  • Responsible for maintaining knowledge of new trends and products in the appropriate markets.
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
  • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
  • Develops and evaluates tools and materials that enhance operating efficiency, accuracy and technical skill levels of staff
  • Tracks and communicates workflow and system changes to appropriate resources
  • Organizing, motivating and tracking the progress of the team
  • Prepare budget based on scope of work and resource requirements
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan for the team


  • Bachelors Degree with at least 4-6 years of related experience in DevOps or related IT service area for cloud platforms.
  • Self-starter that is assertive, detail oriented, and possesses a high degree of intellectual curiosity, and demonstrates strong written and oral communication.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects concurrently under aggressive timelines in a dynamic environment.
  • Comfortable working across functional areas and at varying levels of the organization. Previous experience with healthcare, cloud-based platforms, and management of DevOps resources ideal. 5 years of experience in managing application development, software delivery lifecycle, and/or infrastructure development and administration
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience with managing large teams including progress monitoring and reporting
  • DevOps leadership experience a requirement, with large teams a plus
  • 4+ years of project management &/or operations experience, including tracking and planning projects
  • 4+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
  • Experience working in healthcare and/or with cloud-based service providers (AWS, Azure, GCP)


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

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