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Abbott Senior Cybersecurity Cloud Engineer (Azure) in San Diego, California

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.

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 Freedom 2 Save ( student debt program and FreeU ( 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

This position works on site in our San Diego, CA location in Abbott Rapid Diagnostics, focused on infectious diseases. The person hired in this role will be responsible for securing operations of cloud infrastructure and platforms such as managing certificates, cryptography, and encryption. This is a small group of engineers in this business unit that works with a larger group overall.

What you will do:

  • Provide information security expertise and assist in incorporating control measures into new and existing projects around medical device security.

  • Assist with performing risk assessments of existing and new Abbott cloud systems and medical devices.

  • Design and development of security strategies for cloud-based applications including hardening, incident response, pen testing, and disaster recovery.

  • Perform all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of user authentication, certificate management, digital signatures, and Internet architecture.

  • Demonstrate commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of the Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies.

  • Understand the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job; have awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities.

  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices, building productive internal/external working relationships.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, EE or equivalent.

  • 7+ years of experience as a software engineer with experience in cybersecurity and communication networks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Static Code Analysis such as Veracode, Fortify on Demand, Code Sense, or AquaSec.

  • Experience in Threat Modeling using tools such as Microsoft Threat Modeling Tool

  • Experience in Azure Monitor, Application Gateway Firewalls, Azure DDoS Protection, Azure Key Vault, Azure Active Directory.

  • Experience with Kubernetes services such as Azure Kubernetes Service.

  • Knowledge of Authentication\Authorization OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect.

  • Experience in Cloud Penetration Testing

  • Understanding of cloud security and the relationship between threat, vulnerability and potential risk in the context of risk management.

  • Proven experience utilizing Azure Cloud Security posture.

  • Familiarity with FDA cybersecurity guidelines

  • Knowledge of national and international regulatory compliances and frameworks such as NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001, EU DPD, HIPAA/HITECH

  • Deep knowledge/expertise of latest security technologies and tools used within the cloud cybersecurity domain, such as PKI, firewalls, IDS/IPS, 2-factor authentication etc. is required.

  • Ability to translate complex IT Security problems and issues into simple business terms/business impact.

  • X.509 certificate technologies, processes, and documentation

  • PKI Hierarchy definition and management.

  • FIPS encryption standards (e.g., AES, SHA256)

  • Knowledge of industry standards and frameworks such as NIST 800, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, Risk Management Framework (RMF), Authority to Operate (ATO), DoD, FedRAMP.

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  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: (

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $92,800.00 – $185,600.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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