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Applied on September 17, 2021
Job Id #50459 Posted September 13, 2021


  • Delivers Container solutions for applications across public and private cloud. 
  • Contributes Java application server expertise to supplement team. 
  • Enable adoption of containers and automation across on premise and cloud environments. 
  • Accountable for building, configuring, and deploying Java Application Server and Kubernetes/Container infrastructure with the creation of in-depth documentation, and hosting modern applications. 
  • Fully partners with the Platform Engineering teams and Application teams to deliver prescribed business environments and modern applications. 
  • Focus on security, cost, and availability when implementing container and java server solutions.
  • Scope includes container and java application server technologies (e.g.; Kubernetes, Docker, WebSphere, Java, etc.), container application builds and deployments, CI/CD pipeline integrations (GitLab, Jenkins, etc.), automation.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • DevOps and Agile Delivery and SLC methodologies adjusted for container service delivery and integration with Abbott DevOps organizations.
  • Uses Infrastructure as Code tools (e.g. Terraform and Packer) and techniques to deliver re-usable services for container and java server environments.
  • Implements Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines for the deployment of application and infrastructure stacks.
  • Provides self-service capabilities to application and container teams.
  • Automate container operations tasks including backups and patching.
  • Drives and aligns innovative enterprise-wide container solutions across Abbott IT, business management, enterprise vendors, and internal support organizations.
  • Responsible for compliance to applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a technical contributor to Containers/Kubernetes team, and discover uses within Abbott.
  • Recommend new software, utilities and tools related to container-as-a-service strategy.
  • Develops automation related to containers and Kubernetes environments, and provides top level support of IT solutions aligned with customer’s business objectives and other infrastructure technology disciplines within BTS-IS.
  • Proactively asses the effectiveness of standards, methodologies and processes; driving change as appropriate for continuous improvement.
  • Migrate applications to Kubernetes.
  • Modernize Java Application Server environments and applications.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities

  • No Direct Reports

Position Accountability/Scope

  • This position reports into the Cloud Services organization in BTS.
  • Works with Container Engineers and Application owners to document, containerize, and implement applications to BTS Container/Kubernetes environments.
  • Works with Java App Server Engineers to modernize java applications to run on container platforms.
  • This position is a technical contact representing the infrastructure hosting / cloud area to partner with all other Abbott IT and business organizations and key external service providers.
  • Accountable for awareness of Docker and Kubernetes distributed computing concepts that Abbott is increasingly placing on its infrastructure to host applications, to optimize resources and modernize applications.
  • Accountable for java application architecture and conversion into microservices to run as containers.
  • Contributes to the operation and profitability of every division through modernizing and optimizing Abbott’s Enterprise and Business critical global applications and platforms.

Minimum Experience/Training Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in a technology discipline
  • 5+ years of overall IT experience
  • 3+ years Java Application Server experience (WebSphere, Tomcat, Jboss)
  • 3+ years Java applications development experience
  • 3+ years Container/Kubernetes Experience
  • Experience building new container apps, and transforming/deploying legacy applications into Containers
  • Experience with Terraform
  • Experience with Git and CI/CD tools (GitLab preferred)

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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