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Senior Site Reliability Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Abbott Park, Illinois, United States

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Fully Remote

About Abbott

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer within our Toxicology business unit, to be based fully remote (or within an Abbott location - Kansas City, Lake Forest, IL, or Richmond, VA).

The Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is a creative operations professional who defines and implements Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Systems Integration, and IT technical solutions. Key areas include code repository management, database object synchronization, environment configuration management, release management, continuous integration/delivery, application load management, and IT architecture design (cloud and on-prem). The SRE strives to create efficiency, enforce accuracy, and use technological innovation to streamline processes and systems that are scalable and resilient. The SRE focuses on optimizing existing systems, and building infrastructure that reduces work through automation.


  • Responds to production incidents and determining how we can prevent them in the future
  • Identify process and infrastructure gaps and implement process improvements to increase operational reliability
  • Triage and troubleshoots complex production issues to ensure reliability and performance
  • Partner with other SREs to bring best practices or learnings from across the organization to them
  • Pioneering, promoting, and partnering with others to apply best practices for building scalable and reliable services across engineering
  • Participates in design discussions, review sessions and prototyping
  • Builds and supports infrastructure and software in Microsoft Azure and On-Prem Environments
  • Continually monitors cloud architecture for cost overruns and identifies solutions to prevent them
  • Produces and Manages Infrastructure as code
  • Works with software development teams to design reliability and scalability into solutions
  • Manages Development, QA, and Production environment configuration
  • Informs and manages the design and architecture for network and storage implementations in Development, QA, and Production environments
  • Collaborate closely with Developers/Solution Architects to ensure a designed solution responds to non-functional requirements such as availability, performance and maintainability
  • Researches and implements new technology and practices
  • Serves as final escalation path in application, server, network, and systems level troubleshooting for issues resulting in negative customer impact
  • Actively pursues collaboration, open communication and cross-functional participation
  • Works with Application Development, Systems Administration, Operations Support, Cloud Engineering, and Networking teams to improve monitoring mechanisms to react to application failures before they are reported as well as determining and solving for the root cause of those failures
  • Educates team members on DevOps processes, systems, and workflows
  • Will be required to work nights and weekends as needed to support releases for production deployments during scheduled maintenance windows
  • Possess a strong security first mindset in ensuring that applications and systems are secure by default in all steps of the lifecycle.
  • Supports various Agile Teams
  • Seasoned professional contributor with responsibility for an advanced area of work in the professional field
  • May assume technical lead role on projects and may provide technical direction to Application Development, Systems Administration, Operations Support, and Networking teams
  • Travel expected rarely for this position



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Release Management Tools
  • Experience with Windows Server Configuration Management
  • Experience in IIS Configuration Management
  • Experience in designing and configuring network load balancing appliances such as F5
  • Experience in systems and network level troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet tight deadlines and function well under pressure
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Proficient writing infrastructure as code using tools such as Terraform
  • Linux/Windows administration, automated deployments, scripting (Bash/Powershell/Python)


  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Has managed infrastructure services in a production environment to ensure high availability and reliability
  • Proven experience operating highly-automated, mission-critical 24/7 production systems
  • Knowledge of MS SQL Server and RedGate SQL Tools


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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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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