Data Engineer

Tampa, FL, US
Sep 10, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Data Engineer to help realize Amgen's Commercialization Analytics Transformation strategy by developing a state-of-the-art analytical platform that will enable generation of cross-capability business insights. The Data Engineer will help build leading edge scientific applications with modern technology stacks that will be used by our Commercialization partners to advance Amgen's pipeline. The extraordinary candidate will join our Commercialization Information Systems team to deliver solutions and products using best practices in Agile and DevOps. This Data Engineer position will report to the Senior Manager Commercialization Information Systems. The position will be based in Amgen's Tampa campus.

The Commercialization Information Systems team supports the critical business process in developing innovative product strategies, managing Amgen's pipeline portfolio, and making effective portfolio decisions to accelerate and grow Amgen's pipeline. Our success in analytics and deep insights is driven by our commitment to our patients, to our business clients, and to leverage superlative technologies that deliver critical business value.

  • Create and improve systems to enable end to end solutions and products in support of Commercialization activities
  • Build data micro services which perform data transformation, metadata extraction, workload management and error processing management
  • Query, manipulate, and visualize data using R, JavaScript / CSS, and Tableau
  • Evaluate and utilize state of the art technologies in the industry to meet business needs
  • Contribute to maturing the Planisware system capabilities
  • Contribute to continuous development of the data analytics and insights strategy for Commercialization
  • Integrate the operations data platform with analytical tools such as Tableau, the Data Scientist Workbench, the Data Marketplace, etc.
  • Develop data processing pipelines for large datasets in the cloud (AWS); integrate with other data sources where applicable
  • Collaborate with the other engineering team members to ensure all services are reliable, maintainable, and well-integrated into existing platforms
  • Adhere to best practices for testing and designing reusable code
  • Ensure effective communication between key partners, including business clients, technical staff and vendors to analyze scientific needs and implement informatics solutions in data acquisition, integration and analysis
  • Own and run product backlog delivery

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of information systems experience


Associate degree and 6 years of information systems experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of information systems experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Software Engineering and Development
  • Strong learning agility, ability to pick up new technologies used to support Commercialization data analysis needs
  • Experience in Planisware
  • Strong experience working with agile methodology & DevOps (Jenkins, JIRA, Github) frameworks with successful experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Experience working with container technologies (e.g., Docker) and developing microservices
  • Proficiency in software development languages including but not limited to Java and C#
  • Experience in Cloud (AWS, databricks platforms) & HPC (high performance computing) environments
  • Experience in developing and supporting web applications including familiarity with web technologies and frameworks (EXTJS, D3 JS, React.js)
  • Data analysis and reporting experience by using analytics, visualization and database technologies (Oracle, PL SQL, Spotfire, Tableau, Python - NumPy, SciPy, Pandas)
  • Expert in R scripting and R development in R Shiny;
  • Experience processing and analyzing large NGS data;
  • Expertise with translating business requirements to technical requirements and recommend solutions
  • Working with leading agile development methodologies such as Sprint and Scrum
  • Knowledge of or experience in Life, Physical or Computational Sciences
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.