Specialist IS Software Engineer

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Mar 22, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, we continue to advance science to serve patients.

Amgen is seeking a talented Software Engineer to build leading edge scientific applications with modern technology stacks that will be used by our business partners to drive Amgen's innovation across Operations. The exceptional candidate will join our talented Operations Information Systems (OIS) team to deliver solutions by leveraging best practices in systems development and integrations. This Software Engineer position will report to the Principal Architect, Operations IS. The position can be based at one of Amgen's Research sites: Thousand Oaks - CA, Tampa, FL, or Cambridge - MA campus.

The Specialist IS Software Engineer will work as part of an emerging Product Team within the Operations IS (OIS) group to support the Process Development business organization . This team will have a focus on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) as a strategic platform for digitizing Amgen's product development and commercial advancement.

  • Design, develop, and implement IS solutions to enable end to end digitization of product information and data across Operations.
  • Actively engage with business users to analyze business needs, identify technology solutions gather and document design guided by best practices in Agile solution development.
  • Perform hands-on development of technology solutions including configuration of commercial software as well as extensions and integrations through coding/custom development
  • Serve as lead Solution Engineer: Lead in-house solution development as well as oversee supporting team of external contractors and consultants
  • Collaborate with IS Architects and System Owners to implement an integrated solution across PLM, ERP, MES, Enterprise Data Lake, and lab execution systems
  • Review project deliverables throughout development to ensure quality and traceability to requirements and adherence to all quality management plans and standards. Participate in IS quality validation reviews.
  • Oversee the backlog of requirements/user stories
  • Support day-to-day sustainment and production run support activities

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate Degree


Master's Degree AND 3 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's Degree AND 5 years of Information Systems experience


Associate's degree AND 10 years of Information Systems experience


High school diploma/GED AND 12 years of Information Systems experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience designing, configuring and coding software including custom development and commercial software packages using APIs
  • Experience with integration standards, including Web Services, SOAP, REST, as well as middleware platforms, preferably Mulesoft
  • Solid understanding of PLM architecture and configuration, including: interfaces, item libraries, engineering change orders (ECOs), Bills of Materials (BOM) management, and lifecycle states.
  • Familiarity with Product Lifecycle Management practices in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries is preferable; experience with the composition and assembly of filing submissions within the Bio-Pharma lifecycle a plus
  • Solid depth or breadth of expertise with offerings within the PLM solution landscape - including Oracle Agile
  • Experience working with Big Data integration and Analytics a plus
  • Experience integrating solutions with ERP, and MES platforms as plus
  • Good overall understanding of business, manufacturing, and laboratory systems common in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the integration of these systems through applicable standards.
  • Understanding of FDA regulations governing computer system validation and operation in biotech manufacturing and laboratory areas.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to set the context and present on complex subjects to senior management in a clear and concise manner.
  • Experience building productive working relationships with business clients
  • Strong leadership, project management skills.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.