Mobile Technology Lead

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 18, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Mobile Technology Lead in Thousand Oaks, CA to join the Global Commercial Operations Information Systems (GCOIS) supporting USBO Marketing. USBO IS is responsible for partnering with Amgen's US Business Operations organization to deliver technology services and solutions that achieve corporate commercial strategies and business plans. This role, otherwise known as the Specialist Software Engineer, will directly lead the technical team that develops mobile apps and other software products, as well as to act as the primary interface to the business (marketing, product management, etc.).

Core responsibilities include establishing technology platforms and capabilities in support of mobile development. The Mobile Technology Lead will work closely with Digital Health and other teams to efficiently transition successful piloted products into the GCOIS organization and take over responsibility for scaling, developing and supporting future iterations of the products. This will require ensuring appropriate technology platforms, expertise and resources are aligned to ensure a successful transition. This role works in strong collaboration across the Commercial Business Units, Digital Innovation organizations, as well as internal IT teams to effectively execute strategies.

  • Mobile Application Service lead with ownership across business units, process improvement and strategy management including platform, CMS, analytics, SEO, etc.
  • Integrate Mobile applications with other Consumer Engagement Platforms (Web, Marketing Automation, etc.)
  • Develop documentation and training around processes, newly implemented technologies, and strategies
  • Create and maintain product requirements and roadmap for the life cycle management of a product as well as build and maintain prioritized requirements backlog
  • Interface and lead teams such as program management, development teams, operations, customer service, sales, brand/marketing, legal, safety, to lend clarification and support to requirements definition at all stages of the product life cycle
  • Source and oversee vendors to provide services to the project when needed
  • Release Management - Ensure all components of a product release are in place prior to the actual release
  • Follow Amgen's governance processes, procedures, specifications, design controls, and applicable compliance standards and guidance documents
  • Assess and lead cross-brand opportunities for the platform aligned with business priorities and local resources
  • Execute the complex regulatory and legal processes associated with each release
  • Understanding Quality Assurance to develop test plans in partnership with IS, business and supplier partners
  • Design flows for User Experience (UX) and interfaces for custom applications
  • Develop back-end services and APIs for web and mobile apps
  • Ownership of the product development lifecycle

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree AND 3 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's degree AND 5 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:
  • 5-10+ years of experience working in software product management/development
  • Prior experience in building web, native and hybrid mobile apps for iOS and Android platforms
  • Ability to think strategically about technology and recommend solutions that align with business strategy and achieve the greatest business impact
  • Test automation and Dev Ops experience
  • Mobile development experience (on platforms such as Salesforce One, Heroku or others)
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal and decision-making skills
  • Exposure to complete product development life cycle - from requirements to integration and testing
  • Successful track record of developing commercially FDA approved medical/pharmaceutical digital products/devices from concept to commercialization
  • Deep understanding of Agile and Lean Startup principles
  • Successful working with contract software development firms and contract manufacturers
  • Experienced with documents for FDA submissions and CE marked medical devices

Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new sciences promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient.

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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.