Application Architect

in Waukegan, IL

Application Architect Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


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  • Job Location

    Waukegan, IL, US

  • Job Category

    Information Technology

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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

Our location in Waukegan, IL. currently has an opportunity for a Application Architect, Warehouse Management Solution.  This Manhattan Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) configuration specialist / architect will provide in-depth technical expertise and direction in the development and support of client area application systems/programming requirements and processes.  For various size projects and system changes, they oversee and directly contribute to development and implementation of cost-effective solutions. 


For the assigned function of WMS:

  • Partner with the functional groups to assess business needs utilizing structured interview processes to establish business priorities and document clear requirements

  • Conduct investigation and collaborate with other technical subject matter experts to provide technical advice on adoption or integration of innovative technologies and corresponding business impact.

  • Develop alternative technical solutions; advise on options, risks, costs and benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities.

  • Serve as a Manhattan Active functional configuration expert to develop, test and implement significant new capabilities.  Configure applicable module(s) to design optimal solution.

  • Review, validate and enhance design, conduct performance monitoring and capacity planning; install, test and upgrade releases and associated products.

  • Evaluate Manhattan Active notes, new functionality, and upcoming releases for assigned modules.

  • Recommend operational improvements or devise innovative approaches to technical or process issues to meet business objectives.

  • Develop, motivate, and provide direction to technical team in a way that facilitates the creation of a team environment and enables team to fulfill the department's operation objectives.

  • Lead in the development of standards and procedures and publish/communicate findings via IOI’s, presentations, white papers, etc.

  • Comply with all applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, business administration or another relevant discipline

  • 8+ years combined experience in Information Technology, Computer Science or Computer engineering in each of the following:

    • 8+ years' experience in full life cycle of WMS projects

    • 8+ years' experience of Warehouse processes module design, configuration, testing, including:

      • Warehouse:  Inbound receiving, inventory management, put away, Quality inspection, picking, packing, and shipping and Integration to related warehouse Processes and peripheral solutions

      • Configuration of Manhattan Warehouse solutions and Warehouse Master data

      • Supply chain systems implementations, development, configuration, and support including warehouse management systems (WMS), warehouse control systems (WCS), and material handling equipment (MHE)

      • Planning methods and deep knowledge of various strategies

      • Experience with peripheral systems and equipment such as label printing solutions, printers, scanners, MHE equipment such as conveyors, PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), pick by light solutions

      • Sound knowledge of interface mapping and integration with legacy/3rd party applications that support the warehouse eco-system.

      • Handling and Storage Unit Management

  • Experience in facilitating resolution of cross-team integrated topics

  • Expertise in identifying root cause through analysis

  • Strong understanding of Technology teams and processes

  • Understanding of business operations and how they relate to customer support

  • Experience in integrating SAP with non-SAP systems, including internally developed and off-the-shelf software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience configuring and supporting Manhattan Active Warehouse Management (MAWM)

  • Hands-on experience developing MAWM extensions with Manhattan’s ProActive developer tool

  • Hands-on experience deploying MAWM configurations and extensions between environments using Configuration Director toolset

  • Hands-on experience or working knowledge of SCI reporting with MAWM

  • SAP ECC and S/4 HANA integration experience strongly preferred

  • Experience managing individual assignments within large WMS implementations strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of SAP Supply Chain and ERP backend processes strongly preferred

  • Cloud based implementation and strongly preferred

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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 $102,700.00 – $205,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • warehouse management system
  • warehouse control systems
  • material handling equipment
  • manhattan
  • sap ecc
  • mhe
  • wms
  • sap supply chain
  • warehouse systems
  • supply chain
  • mawm
  • sap materials management
  • wcs
  • wms implementations
  • sap

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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