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AI Center Lead (Remote)



Software Engineering, Data Science
Mettawa, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Come to work each day for a leading biopharma company, helping to create solutions that impact patients and their communities for the better. If you believe as much as we do that Technology can make remarkable business impact and enjoy working within a fast paced, cutting-edge, technology team that believes that the greatest value is coming when living and breathing diversity, equity, and inclusion then we want you to join us.

As an AI Center Lead, you will be a strategic owner, pioneering a global center of excellence for the entire Commercial and Allergan Aesthetics Technology team. Our collective goal is to accelerate time-to-market and reduce risk for Gen Al initiatives across our organization, through a federated operating model that nurtures our unique business relationships and team strengths.

In this role you will be responsible for helping us achieve sustainable AI success in our organization through the mobilization, facilitation, and maintenance of the Generative AI Acceleration Center. This includes:

  • Shared Repositories and Accelerators
    • Setup library of reusable GenAI capabilities as accelerators
    • Global repository of GenAI use cases across all teams
    • Documentation of GenAI best practices & learnings from practitioners
    • Setup of a GenAI Sandbox for employees to experiment
  • Stakeholder Collaboration and Innovation Forums
    • Enable communication with knowledge exchange through Newsletters
    • Facilitate conversations where leadership can jointly shape GenAI vision & strategy, make strategic decisions, share use case and GAC progress
    • Prepare and lead monthly content for committee and practitioner meetings
  • Architecture & Roadmap
    • Help establish & socialize GenAI reference architecture frameworks, including architecture design consultations
    • Influence enterprise team’s roadmap to deliver on GenAI infrastructure & platform priorities
    • Establish market scanning best practices to continuously evaluate build v/s buy decisions
  • Talent Development & Trainings
    • Collaborate on curating a GenAI curriculum that encompasses everything from basic prompt engineering for non-technical employees to technical disciplines like vector database, model testing, accuracy validation and other relevant topics

Tools and skills you will use in this role:

  • Jira
  • Azure Open AI, Llama 8 Billion, Haiku
  • Python
  • SharePoint
  • GitHub


Experiences that make you a strong candidate for this role:


  • Bachelor's Degree with 8 years of experience; Master's Degree with 7 years of experience; or PhD with 3 years of experience.
  • Experience with strategic planning and leading of transformational initiatives including managing deadlines and competing priorities with attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of generative AI techniques, including Large Language Models, Vector Databases, advanced analytics tools (such as R and Python)
  • Experience with reference architecture frameworks and adoption
  • Ability to set an example for participation, be able to motivate others and create an environment for the Acceleration Center to thrive


  • AbbVie and/or Commercial domain knowledge is a plus

Open to remote anywhere in the United States.

Why Business Technology Solutions?

For anyone who wants to use technology and data to make a difference in people’s lives, shape the digital transformation of a leading biopharmaceutical company, and secure sustainable career growth within a diverse, global team: we’re ready for you.

Additional Information

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.