Senior Associate Operations Technology Security Engineer

Tampa, FL, US
Jun 02, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is a science-based company with a long history of research in human therapeutics, biologic development, and manufacturing; Amgen believes that technological innovation happening today in software design and automation will provide significant advances in biologic research and patient care. We are hiring highly talented engineers to realize their full potential.

This role will report to the Senior Manager, Information Systems based out of Amgen's Capability Center in Tampa, FL. At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the-art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.

This role will be part of the Operations Information Systems (OIS) Manufacturing Delivery & Architecture Team which is responsible for delivering and architecting process automation systems, manufacturing execution platforms, and data archival & analysis solutions for our manufacturing and laboratory clients. This role will provide key guidance to the company surrounding security for plant flor manufacturing systems including vulnerability monitoring, specific system configurations, and lifecycle management activities such as patching. This role will have engagement with many other organizations within Amgen including Manufacturing, Facilities, Engineering, Quality and within different groups of IS. The role will act as a liaison between the business IS groups, infrastructure technology team, and our information protections group.


Assist in the design and development of security strategies within the primary manufacturing environments working with key platforms such as Emerson DeltaV™, Rockwell FactoryTalk™ PCS, OSIsoft PI™, and Werum PAS-X™. Strategies will be developed to meet the process and manufacturing control requirements specific to biologic and small molecule manufacturing in a highly resilient, secure manner. The role will include the following:
  • Deliver clear guidance and requirements of OT security for our key platforms
  • Author and maintain OT Security Best Practices with evolving requirement to ensure a defense in depth protection schema.
  • Interface with business in manufacturing and laboratory to discern functional IS requirements
  • Specific endpoint protection requirements for manufacturing IS systems work with the Global Information Protection group to manage and respond.
  • Help specific, architect and manage the vulnerability monitoring technology
  • Help manage, coordinate, and track lifecycle activities including patching
  • Contribute to an IoT program and consult on security requirements.
  • Be a key part of our Cyber Resilience program that is delivering cyber security to our manufacturing environments across the company.
  • Participate in lifecycle planning and strategy sessions while documenting roadmap.
  • Interface to system vendors
  • Occasional travel, potentially international including Asia & Europe.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Information Systems and/or Automation experience
Associate's degree and 6 years of Information Systems and/or Automation experience
High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Information Systems and/or Automation experience

Preferred Qualifications:

This role will provide a solid integration with technology and business understanding and be able to translate between them. Therefore, key competencies include:
  • Experience in manufacturing automation/process control system platforms preferred in Rockwell or DeltaV
  • Experience and/or awareness of building automation systems
  • Understanding of security technologies, including passive monitoring, whitelisting.
  • Understanding of networking technologies.
  • Quick Learner
  • Ability to communication with differing business units including site-based manufacturing support teams and infrastructure technical teams
  • Experience implementation in GMP environments
  • Demonstrated Self starter and independent work behaviors
  • Candidate will be exposed and expected gain a working knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S88 and S95 industry standards
  • Candidates will be exposed and comply with working in cGMP regulated environments specifically FDA cGxP and 21 CFR Part 11 regulations and understand software system validation.