Principal Information Systems (IS) Informatics Analyst- AWS Data Architect

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 17, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
The Principal IS Informatics Analyst role will be dedicated to supporting the Center for Design & Analysis (CfDA) mission. CfDA aims to catalyze the adoption of innovation, increase the influence of our statisticians on program and study designs, and to enable efficient and effective decision making. CfDA also aims to build a robust trial simulation and advanced data analytics capabilities to support data and model-informed drug development. The Principal Analyst will work closely with the Data Science team within CfDA and partner with the Design & Innovation team to implement and advance the integrated data platforms, analytics, and AI (machine learning, NLP) capabilities required for enabling innovative clinical trial designs. This includes leading the clinical data lake team, which is responsible for providing an integrated platform for Randomized Clinical Trials and Competitive Intelligence data. Development IS team focuses on implementing and supporting innovative and GxP regulated systems and platforms for clinical trial design and execution, real world evidence generation & observational research, regulatory filings and pharmacovigilance.

Role Responsibilities:
  • You will develop a deep understanding of clinical trial design and new innovative approaches of leveraging real world evidence, adaptive trial design, and statistical modeling and analysis
  • Lead requirements and design in close collaboration with CfDA, CfOR, and Global Development Organization (GDO) business and IS teams
  • Lead multi-functional teams comprising of FTEs in DevIS and EEA (Enterprise Engineering and Analytics) and external expert partners to implement data platforms, data integrations, modeling and analytics tools using latest technologies and leveraging the enterprise city planning platforms, such as the Enterprise Data Lake, Enterprise Data Fabric, Data Science Workbench, and machine learning platforms
  • Ensure sound architecture and design, provide technical oversight and guidance to the team
  • Ensure solutions are implemented in accordance to the IS SOPs and IS Security policies
  • Participate in CfDA business process improvement initiatives, data architecture and programming multidisciplinary project team meetings and serve as a technical adviser
  • Help develop and advance data science and AI capabilities and skill-set within Development IS

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Information Systems experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 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:
  • 8+ years leading technical / analytics application development projects
  • Extensive software, database and / or analytical tool development experience
  • Experience with cloud technologies and big data platforms such as Apache Spark/Databricks
  • Experience with statistical languages such as R/SAS
  • Working knowledge of data modeling, machine learning
  • Working knowledge of one or more relevant industry data standards (e.g., CDISC SDTM,
  • Experience in leveraging data and analytics to inform clinical trial design
  • Experience working in a regulated environment
  • Strong communication, collaboration, teamwork, and negotiation 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.

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.

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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.