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Abbott Application Engineer (NAVICA) in Abbott Park, Illinois

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

At Abbott, you will work on market-leading tech and help in the fight against COVID-19.

NAVICA™ is a new mobile suite of applications that Abbott designed to pair with our BinaxNOW™ rapid antigen test for COVID-19. Test results can be stored, accessed and displayed on your NAVICA app that works on iPhone and Android devices. If you test negative, the app will display a temporary encrypted digital pass with a QR code, similar to an airline boarding pass. Sharing your mobile pass, with NAVICA-enabled organizations such as employers and schools, verifies authenticity of your COVID-19 test results facilitating entry into places where people gather. If you test positive, you'll receive a message in the app to quarantine and talk to your doctor.

This combination of NAVICA with the BinaxNOW rapid antigen test for COVID-19 is life-changing technology that will address the pandemic on critical fronts – speed, simplicity, affordability, access and reliability.

Our location in Lake County, IL currently has an opportunity for an Application Engineer as part of our NAVICA program.


Serve as a hybrid of front-end developer and back-end developer, to support the visible parts of NAVICA’s mobile suite of applications that users see and interact with, as well as the “under the hood” parts that users don’t interact with. Contribute to on-going operations as well as planned implementations.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Concepting, creating and building websites alongside our graphic design team, and magically turning them into effective, efficient code.

  • Working through the website development lifecycle to launch.

  • Designing user-based interactions through effective front-end architecture.

  • Developing functional databases, applications and servers to support our websites on the back end.

  • Coding for various platforms to ensure functionality across multiple channels.

  • Developing and designing RESTful services and APIs.

  • Leveraging authentication and authorizations services to access backend RESTful services / APIs.

  • Ensuring company mandate is effectively addressed in technical and developmental aspects.

  • Troubleshooting issues and problem solving as necessary.

  • Keeping current with industry trends and developments that can be applied to company needs.


Hands-on technology architect, who is a jack-of-all-trades and can transition seamlessly between front and backend coding. Need to be fluent in creating high-performing websites, while supplementing with data-driven applications that optimize site functionality throughout the lifecycle of each project. Need to be an expert with various programming frameworks and know how to effectively create website foundations using back-end applications and database structures.

Minimum Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • 5 years of experience or more.

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of working in Cloud environments (Azure and AWS) leveraging various web application development and deployment technologies

  • Experience using front end technologies such as CSS, JavaScript and HTML, with an understanding of CSS preprocessors including Sass and LESS.

  • Experience with JS-based tools including Bower, Grunt and Gulp including working with JS development frameworks such as ReactJS, AngularJS, Express.js, Ember, Node.js and JQuery

  • Experience working on Linux, Java, Kotlin, .Net and SQL such as SQL Server, Oracle and Non-SQL databases such as CosmosDB, MongoDB.

  • Experience working with various Identity management platform such as AWS Cognito, Azure AD B2C, Okta and oAuth0

  • Experience working with server technologies including Apache, ISS, Node.js, Nginx and J2EE and Spring Framework.

  • Experience in API design and development using microservices architecture

  • Experience using various synchronous and asynchronous application integration platforms using various tools such as Mulesoft and Informatica

  • Strong knowledge of data structures, system design and algorithms.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a strong attention to detail and a head for problem solving.


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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com

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.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com