Information Security Developer

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Company Name: AbbVie

Category: Software Engineering

Position Title: Information Security Developer

Status: Undergraduate Hourly Hours per week: 10 – 15 during academic year 35 – 40 during summer semester

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Who We Are: AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. The AbbVie Innovation Center is located in the Research Park at the University of Illinois and provides an opportunity for students and AbbVie’s Research and Development IT group to collaborate on projects to help advance our science.

Position Description: The Part-Time Student Program at the AbbVie Innovation Center, located in the Research Park, is designed to augment AbbVie’s regular staff, and is for students who are able to work in parallel to their school schedule.

Major duties include:

  • Development of a scripted solution to mine public data repositories (GitHub, BitBucket, etc) for sensitive company content (passwords, API keys, etc)
  • Creation of Application Security best practice (adoption of OWASP and similar) guides and workflows
  • Automation and integration of internally-managed security tools and workflows through scripting and API access


  • Must be registered as a full-time student
  • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, or equivalent
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship
  • 10 - 15 hours/week during the academic year
  • 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Python, PowerShell, and shell scripting
  • Experience with information security concepts, secure coding, application security testing, or data analysis

Note: The position will be hired through a third-party hiring agency and will begin as soon as possible with the ability to work through the 2018-2019 academic year and summer.

To apply: Submit your resume to Masha Trenhaile at Learn more about us at: