Senior Associate Software Engineer - Java Developer

Tampa, FL, US
Jun 12, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering creative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses 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.

Main Job Purpose:

Amgen is dedicated to discovering, developing and manufacturing transformative medicines for patients. Amgen is seeking an Associate Software Engineer to develop applications impacting ability to service EHS & Product Complaints organization. The key responsibilities of this role will include architecture & design definition, implementation and testing using Agile development approaches and making use of OOP principles and design patterns.

You will have the requisite technical skills; the opportunity to absorb new domain-specific concepts quickly; high personal standards of productivity and quality while delivery in quick intervals; and the ability to contribute in a collaborative environment.

Key Activities for the Software Engineer - Java include:
  • Experience developing cloud-based solution leveraging AWS Services
  • Support enterprise releases, maintenance releases
  • Participate in architecture improvements
  • Demo application functionality to external team members, business owners and explain the existing functionality
  • Work with the development team and other production support team members to ensure the applications are working as expected
  • Partner with the architects to come up with new ideas to improve overall application functionality and performance
  • Document processes and requirements in detail to support other development efforts by other team members
  • Take new challenges and learn new technologies quickly as and when needed

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree


Associate's degree and 4 years of Information Systems experience

High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Information Systems experience

Requirements and Skills:
  • Experience in programming with Java and J2EE technologies
  • Full stack development using infrastructure cloud services (AWS preferred) and cloud-native tools
  • Knowledge of applicable methodologies, tools, standards and procedures
  • Good interpersonal skills, strong writing and presentation skills
  • Critical thinking, decision-making and leadership aptitude
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience working with agile development methodologies such as Sprint and Scrum
  • Experience with Software engineering best-practices, including but not limited to version control (Git, TFS, Subversion, etc.), CI/CD (Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, etc.), automated unit testing, Dev Ops.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

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