Specialist Software Engineer Lab Systems

Tampa, FL, US
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a talented Software Engineer to work with modern technology stacks that will be used by our business functions to drive Amgen's innovation across Operations. The candidate will join our talented Operations Information Systems (OIS) team to deliver solutions by leveraging best practices in systems development and integrations. The Specialist IS Software Engineer will work as part of an emerging Product Team within the Operations IS (OIS) focusing on Unified Lab Management (ULM) platform accelerating Amgen's product development and commercial manufacturing. The position can be based at one of Amgen's Research sites: Thousand Oaks - CA, Tampa, FL, or Cambridge - MA campus.

  • Design, develop, and implement IS solutions to enable end to end digitization of lab experimentation, simulations and electronic recipe management across Operations.
  • Actively engage with business users to analyze business needs, identify technology solutions gather and document design guided by best practices in Agile development.
  • Collaborate with IS Architects and System Owners to implement an integrated solution across PLM, ERP, MES, and Enterprise Data Lake
  • Perform hands-on development of technology solutions including configuration of commercial software as well as extensions and integrations
  • Serve as lead Solution Engineer: as well as oversee external contractors and consultants
  • Review project deliverables throughout development to ensure quality and traceability to requirements and adherence to all quality management plans and standards. Participate in IS quality validation reviews
  • Oversee the backlog of requirements/user stories

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of application development experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of application development experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of application development experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of application development experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience designing, configuring and coding software including custom development and commercial software packages using APIs
  • Experience with integration standards, including Web Services, SOAP, REST
  • Skilled with object-oriented design/development and semantic web standards including OWL
  • Strong database management experience with SQL RDBMS and SPARQL; working with Big Data integration and Analytics a plus
  • Experience integrating solutions with ERP, and MES platforms as plus
  • Good overall understanding of business, manufacturing, and laboratory systems common in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the integration of these systems through applicable standards.
  • Understanding of FDA regulations governing computer system validation and operation in biotech manufacturing and laboratory areas.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to set the context and present on complex subjects to senior management in a clear and concise manner.
  • Experience building productive working relationships with business clients
  • Strong leadership, project management skills

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.

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.