Cybersecurity Engineer – Remote

at Abbott Laboratories
Location Pleasanton, CA
Date Posted December 31, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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The cybersecurity engineer works with the product cybersecurity program to help architect, deploy and operate a secure cloud application infrastructure that aligns with business needs.

In tandem with cybersecurity leadership, security engineers consistently assess the threat landscape and adapt quickly to protect the business from risk. They must be highly technical and possesses experience in security and systems administration across a wide variety of cloud and mobile architectures. They are also expected to have a strong work ethic, leverage analytical and critical thinking, and be skillful at meeting change requests at a moment’s notice. Because the role often interfaces with other business units, strong listening and communication skills are expected.

This role is dependent on experience – employees with more experience may take on more responsibility in the following tasks.


  • Attend regular technical project and implementation meetings and serve as the security consultant to help guide secure practices.

  • Align with architects and development teams for a mission of secure design.

  • Document, formulate and enforce areas of security improvement that balance risk with business operations and do not diminish efficiencies or innovation.

  • Participate in technical projects requiring information security

  • Participate in threat modeling collaboration with other members of the development and security teams. Stay current with and remain knowledgeable about new threats.

  • Leverage automation and orchestration solutions to automate repetitive tasks.

  • Assist with incident response as events are escalated, including triage, remediation and documentation.

  • Aid in threat and vulnerability research across event data collected by systems.

  • oversight and to ensure policies, procedures and standards are met.

  • Develop security test plans from architectural design. Identify deficiencies and make enhancements to ensure production is not impacted.

  • Drive security efficiencies, enabling security team members to work on more advanced tasks.

  • Stay apprised of current and proposed security changes impacting regulatory, privacy and security industry best practice guidance. Apply learned knowledge across key lines of business, including products, practices and procedures.

  • Attend and fully engage in change and project management meetings.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • At least 2 years of technical cybersecurity experience.

  • Understanding of OWASP, CVSS, the MITRE ATT&CK framework and the software development lifecycle (SLDC).

  • Experience in threat modeling.

  • Ability to effectively communicate business risk as it relates to cybersecurity.

  • Up-to-date understanding of a wide range of incident response, system configuration, vulnerability management and hardening guidelines.

  • Experience in incident response and system monitoring and analysis.

  • Track record of acting with integrity, taking pride in work, seeking to excel, being curious and adaptable, and communicating effectively.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information assurance, cybersecurity, forensics, or related field, or equivalent industry experience.


  • Master’s degree

  • Mobile and embedded software cybersecurity experience

  • Cloud access security broker (CASB) experience

  • Experience working with SIEM systems, threat intelligence platforms, security automation and orchestration solutions, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), file integrity monitoring (FIM), DLP and other network and system monitoring tools.

  • Vulnerability and penetration-testing skills.

  • Experience with applications hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.

  • Experience with cryptography controls and measures to secure applications and data. Proficiency with scripting in Python, JavaScript, PowerShell, PHP or Ruby.

  • DevOps background in public and private clouds.

  • Solid understanding of network and web protocols.

  • Experience with security of intra-company and third-party APIs.

  • Experience with dynamic and static analysis tools.

  • Possesses highly effective communications skills with the ability to influence business units.

  • Acts with integrity, takes pride in work and seeks to excel, be curious and adaptable.

  • Displays an analytical and problem-solving mindset.

  • Is highly organized and efficient.

  • Leverages strategic and tactical thinking.

  • Works calmly under pressure and with tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrates effective decision-making skills.

  • Is highly trustworthy and leads by example.

  • Stays current with evolving threat landscape.


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:

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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