Principal Web Application Full Stack Programmer

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jul 19, 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.

The Principal Web Application Full Stack Programmer role will be responsible for implementing solutions to support Amgen's enterprise analytics strategy. This position will be part of the Analytics and Knowledge Management group and will be based at Thousand Oaks, CA. The successful candidate will have experience in open source web application development technologies and public cloud development experience using AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure.

  • Lead full-stack web-based application development for various enterprise applications
  • Lead a team of programmers while also willing to jump in and do programming/code-reviews etc. based on project demands. Hands on programming is expected
  • Develop high level solution architecture, feature, and capability assessments for projects.
  • Responsible for defining and implementing project and technical road maps that align with the strategy
  • Overall accountability of technical implementation aspects of projects including planning, architecture, design, development and testing
  • Partner with IS and business stakeholders to ensure that the solution is an appropriate fit for the end users
  • Research and evaluate various web application development platforms
  • Maintain knowledge of market trends and developments in web application development frameworks and related and emerging technologies to provide, recommend, and deliver best practice solutions

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Information Systems experience


Master's degree and 4 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Information Systems experience


Associate degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience


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

Preferred Qualifications
  • BS or MS in computer science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience leading full stack web application development projects
  • Hands on expertise using React.JS, JavaScript, and GraphQL
  • Current expert level hands on Java programming experience
  • Experience building and using JSON-based RESTful APIs
  • Experience developing dynamic and data-driven web applications/sites
  • Hands on experience using Linux/Unix
  • Experience using search engines like Solr or Elasticsearch as the back-end for web applications is a plus
  • Previous experience with AWS technologies is a plus
  • Good understanding of software development, DevOps, unit test, automated testing, GitLab, continuous integration (Jenkins), and continuous deployment (Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Experience creating web application wireframes and mockups. Good understanding of user experience concepts and their application in developing an appealing user interface
  • Understanding and experience with security fundamentals, role-based security, and familiarity using encryption keys and controls
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience designing and delivering services in a multi-national, world-wide design pattern with its incumbent security, privacy, latency, and availability issues understood