Senior UX/Product Designer

at Abbott in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

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.


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations – with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and your 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 the best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

Our Diagnostics business currently has an opportunity for the role of Senior UX/Product Designer for our Lake Forest, IL location. The primary function of this position is to analyze customer needs, both spoken (via use cases, requirements, or like) and unspoken (via experience, lateral markets, or like) to create innate, engaging UX and product experiences.

What You’ll Work On

+ The individual must be a critical thinker and creative problem solver who can design and mold unique, differentiated user experiences across desktop, web and mobile.

+ Will be responsible for creating & maintaining documentation for the artifacts created during the design process.

+ Will assist in developing the UX process, tools and templates as needed to build a best-in-class function.

+ Will foster UX artifact reuse, maintenance and consistency across multiple projects and project teams.

+ The individual will develop initial design specifications; build design artifacts and prototypes as necessary to identify risk and effort during development of applications.

+ Will be responsible for ensuring the continuous improvement and iterative evolution of UX architecture.

+ Must ensure their work is compliant with the ADD Informatics Quality system.

+ The individual should conceive plans, execute and track their design projects.

+ The individual may travel occasionally per needs of the assigned project.

+ The individual is responsible for the design, development and commercialization of informatics digital products in compliance with internal policies and procedures, both US and Foreign regulatory standards and requirements.

+ The individual is responsible for the successful implementation and support of UX design on development projects and on-market products.

+ She/he is accountable for the assessment of technical risks on informatics programs and on-market products.

+ The individual must have prior experience operating in Scrum-based development teams.

+ The individual will interact with project managers and R&D leadership on project scope, timeline, risks, and budget.

+ The individual will drive user research activities including the creation of personas, scenarios, journeys, wireframes, workflows, prototypes, interaction/experience models, and functional specifications.

+ Will plan and conduct usability (UX) testing and evolve the design based on the findings.

+ The individual will also be involved in broader Human Factors Engineering (HFE) research and test. She/he will make or recommend the design updates as needed to improve product ergonomics.

+ The individual will effectively aggregate and communicate research findings, concepts, detailed designs, and design rationale, both visually and verbally.

+ Will work with a broad range of technologists and support personnel both within and outside of Abbott.


Minimum Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in one or more following: Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Cognitive Science, Human Factors, Information Architecture, Human-Computer Interaction, Fine Arts, Visual Communication or a related design or behavioral science discipline.

+ A minimum of 5 years of experience at a startup, mid- to large-sized corporation is required. The candidate must have experience in developing and launching unique software/digital products in one or more industries: healthcare, logistics, defense, etc.

+ The candidate must possess good oral and written communication skills.

+ Prior experience and mastery of one of the following design and prototyping tools such as Figma or Sketch is required.

+ The candidate must have prior knowledge of user-centered design principles, methodologies, and practices applied to desktop-, web- and mobile-based applications.

+ The individual should have expertise in presentation technologies and associated accessibility standards including HTML5, XAML, CSS4, and JavaScript.

+ The individual should have a detailed understanding of common Web-based frontend application and layout frameworks, including Reactjs, Bootstrap and Flexbox.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Advanced degree in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Cognitive Science, Human Factors, Information Architecture, Human-Computer Interaction, Fine Arts, or Visual Communication is preferred.

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 growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $72,700.00 – $145,300.00. 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

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Job Posting: JC255189858

Posted On: Feb 12, 2024

Updated On: Feb 22, 2024

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