Biostatistical Programming Mgr - Thousand Oaks, CA | Biospace
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Biostatistical Programming Mgr

Amgen

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Location:
Thousand Oaks, CA
Posted Date:
5/23/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-35639
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Amgen is seeking an experienced SAS macro developer to join its Statistical Programming Support (SPS) team.  The SPS team develop innovative software solutions to advance the objectives and enhance the productivity of Amgen's Global Statistical Programming (GSP) and Global Biostatistical Science (GBS) organizations.  The qualified candidate would have at least 6 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry developing re-usable software components using base SAS and SAS Macro, adhering to a well-defined software development life cycle.  Additionally the candidate should be knowledgeable of the latest CDISC SDTM, ADaM and Define-XML standards as well as experienced in producing tables, listings, and graphs for reporting clinical trials results.  This position also offers the opportunity to lead or coordinate the activities of other programmers on SPS projects.

Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree
OR
Master's degree and 3 years of Clinical experience
OR
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Clinical experience
OR
Associate's degree and 10 years of Clinical experience
OR
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of SAS/GRAPH,  ODS Graphics, SAS/STAT, and SQL
  • Familiarity with other programming languages / technologies (e.g. Java, Python, R, Shiny)
  • Experience working with databases (e.g., Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Experience leading or coordinating other programmers on software development projects

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide programming support for the ongoing development and maintenance of the Global Statistical Programming (GSP) Standard Macro Library.  The Standard Macro Library consists of SAS macros that generate word processor ready tables, listings, and figures.  The macros are utilized by GSP study programming teams to automate the programming steps needed to produce the tables, listings, and figures used for reporting clinical trials results.
  • Development of process documentation to support requirements, design and testing of software
  • Performing testing for software modules, demonstrating that the software meets stated requirements
  • Development of end-user documentation (e.g., user guides, training materials)
  • Experience developing re-usable software components using base SAS and SAS Macro
  • Experience in the software development life cycle including the development of user and design requirements, requirements testing, user acceptance testing, version control, and configuration management
  • Experience in a UNIX / Linux environment
  • Experience in producing tables, listings, and graphs used in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology clinical trials for reporting results to a regulatory body such as the FDA and PMDA
  • Experience in producing data sets using the latest CDISC SDTM, ADaM and Define-XML standards