Senior Manager - Big Data Engineering

Tampa, FL
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new 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.

Amgen is seeking a Senior Manager for Data Engineering to join 'Enterprise Engineering and Analytics' group at Amgen's Tampa or Thousand Oaks offices. We are looking for a passionate professional who is up to the challenge of blending the fast-changing technology landscape of Big Data analytics with the complex and high-impact space of pharmaceutical analytics.

The Data Engineering Manager is responsible to guide a team of talented engineers to develop and maintain next generation Enterprise Data and Analytics platform for both on premise and cloud services. The role also requires engaging architectural decisions, reviews of designs, scrum leading, growing the team via targeted hiring to build the development team, and operations of the platforms

A successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work in a dynamic environment, who brings in exceptional architecture experience and building large, high-scale Data platforms and Applications using Cloud and Big Data technologies like Hadoop ecosystem and Spark. Candidate must be uncompromisingly detail oriented, well organized and effective in verbal and written communications.

  • Manage a product team of 5-12 Platform Engineers that are the crux for developing and maintaining Big Data (Data Lake, Data Warehouse and Data Integration) platforms at Amgen
  • Direct the engineering team in design, execution and operation of the platforms - by providing guidance, vision, strategy and direction
  • Collaborate with product managers to develop roadmap and new features of the platform, and drive adoption and re-usability across enterprise - throughout the product lifecycle
  • Stay current with technology developments in the Data and Analytics industry, and help steer the evolution of platforms
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with peer organizations, partners, and software vendors
  • Work with customers and business stakeholders to understand the needs and deliver on their highest priority features and requirements incrementally
  • Work with PMO and effectively communicate with management team on the platform charter and scope
  • Manage budget responsibilities, development of staff, resource planning and goal setting for the team
  • Provide guidance, career development, and mentoring to technical team members, and help achieve maximum potential

Travel: Travel up to 10% may be essential

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's degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience


High School Diploma /GED and 12 years of Information Systems experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Technical Skills
  • A demonstrated passion for working with data at scale and empowering organizations through data
  • 5+ years of management experience in building and guiding a strong technical team of engineers
  • 8+ years of Architecture and Administration experience on Big Data platforms - Data Warehouse Appliances (Teradata/Redshift), Hadoop (Cloudera) and Data Lake Technologies (AWS S3/Databricks/Other)
  • Experience in Architecting and Developing Big Data solutions on cloud (AWS or Other)
  • Strong understanding of DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Agile development
  • Strong understanding of Micro-services and container-based development using Docker and Kubernetes ecosystem is a BIG plus
  • Experience working in a Software Product Development environment is a BIG plus
  • Experience creating a culture of technical excellence by leading code and design reviews, promoting mentorship, and identifying and promoting educational opportunities for engineers

Soft Skills
  • Ability to motivate people and instill ownership, reliability, teamwork, and commitment in the team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop relationships with different teams and peers in the organization
  • Strong appetite for constant learning, thinking out of the box, questioning the problems & solutions with the intent to understand and solve better

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, 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.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.