IS Business Systems Analyst

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 12, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking an excellent science and technology driven Business Analyst to join our Research Informatics team which delivers business-critical scientific solutions that drive Amgen's innovation in drug discovery. The outstanding candidate will understand the drug development pipeline with proven success delivering consistent high-quality results in a fast-paced environment. This Business Analyst position will be part of a multi-functional agile team supporting Research.

Amgen Research Informatics is a multi-team organization that supports our global Research organization with innovative IS and data science solutions to accelerate and grow Amgen's pipeline of biopharmaceuticals. Our success in informatics is motivated by our dedication to our patients, to our business partners, and to using superlative technologies that deliver critical business value. We at Amgen are building upon our solid oncology foundation and long-term commitment to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules. We need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients!

The Senior Associate IS Business Systems Analyst will join our multi-site Research Informatics team based at one of the North American Research campuses: Thousand Oaks, South San Francisco, Cambridge or Burnaby.

  • Shape and influence the Research Informatics portfolio and backlog through: Business partner engagement and requirements gathering, conducting business analysis and translating requirements and needs into high-value solutions
  • Effectively communicate with business and IS partners to ensure alignment and effective use of the delivered solutions
  • As an active member of an agile team, translate research needs into a prioritized backlog of actionable user stories, with a focus on continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Apply technical skills and proficiency with data (modelling, querying, analysis and reporting) to understand business needs from a data-first perspective and to deliver high quality solutions
  • Understand scientific applications and resolve complex issues reported by business partners; work with engineers, vendors and support teams to identify root causes and bring issues to successful resolutions

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree


Associate's degree and 4 years of Information Systems experience


High School diploma/GED and 6 years of Information Systems experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a successful IS business analyst supporting research in the Pharma / Biotech industry
  • Ability to translate business needs into a backlog of user stories to deliver solutions to drive drug discovery decisions
  • Demonstrated learning agility, ability to pick up new domain knowledge and technology skills
  • Experience with Electronic Lab Notebooks
  • Experience with analytics and visualization technologies (Spotfire, Tableau, Salesforce)
  • Solid team player with ability to work in a cross-site collaborative team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills; ability to effectively promote and negotiate business cases or ideas and to influence partners using data and insights
  • Experience in data modeling and querying using relational databases running SQL (e.g. Oracle)
  • Experience supporting and managing solutions that are deployed in Cloud (e.g., AWS) environments
  • Experience working within an agile methodology and DevOps framework
  • Experience in software development languages including but not limited to Java and C#

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.