Project Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 25, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Amgen is seeking a Project Manager/Program Lead to join Digital Workplace Experience services team who would support the Service/Product Owner. This individual will play the role of scrum master who would help the Service/Product Owner in their efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope. Eliminates impediments - many blocking issues will be beyond the team's authority or may require support from other teams. The Project Manager actively addresses these issues so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the Iteration.

The PM will report to the Senior Manager, Information Systems but be independent with the ability to listen to stakeholders, follow up and be proactive in all aspects. This role will be part of the Amgen's IS, Digital Workplace Experience team who will work closely with multiple internal project team members, partnering with key stakeholders to ensure requirements are met.

Responsibilities include:

Awareness with widely successful Agile techniques: Creating Epics, User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Agile Games

Create and maintain Scrum boards as appropriate for internal teams, including updating User Stories and Epics with Agile Team's input

Conduct effective and efficient status meetings for the core team and various levels of project leadership

Coordinate resources (scrum team) by facilitating their assignment to stories/tasks

Set and continually manage project expectations with key stakeholders and project team

Work with multiple work streams and multiple internal teams to ensure the committed deliverables are met

Work with scrum team to encourage completion of activities

Develop, maintain and monitor user story and backlog priority with the assistance of product owner

Develop and review project status and reports, including burn down charts and velocity diagrams

Facilitate Backlog grooming / generation

Facilitate Scrum and Sprint planning meetings

Facilitate Sprint Backlog refinement

Attend Scrum meetings, as necessary

Integrate with Product Owners for prioritization and escalations

Integrate with Scrum team to clarify status including advancements and/or impediments

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Project Management experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Project Management experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Project Management experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications

Extensive Project Management skills

4+ years of formal project management support, including end user support experience for a technology company

Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and writing skills with ability to understand customer needs

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Enthusiastic about technology with demonstrated technical aptitude

Passionate about customer service and how it can transform businesses

Excellent project management skills and ability to multitask with ease

Organized with attention to detail

Ability to work according to tight deadlines and under pressure

Ability to work independently with little to no supervision, as well as work as part of a team

Excellent knowledge and experience in Agile Board Tools to manage user stories

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.