Senior Associate Information System (IS) Programmer/Analyst - Operations Information Systems

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 18, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Senior Associate Information System (IS) Programmer/Analyst to join the Quality OIS - Lab Systems group. The incumbent will be responsible for designing and implementing applications within the Product Monitor & Test service and will play a key role in improving current lab application functionality as well as in incorporating new technologies under the challenge of a complex and fast-changing technology landscape.

Specific Responsibilities are:
  • Work as a developer to tackle application issues and continually improve existing application functionality
  • Identify existing and new technology solutions to support business requirements.
  • Research and evaluate technical solutions and capabilities like security, scalability, reliability, maintainability, etc.
  • Design, develop, test and implement application functionality
  • Code and perform unit and integration testing of software to ensure accurate and efficient execution and alignment to business and technical requirements
  • Collaborate with business partners and business analysts to translate business requirements into technical requirements
  • Write documentation to support application improvements.
  • Assist with estimating level of effort and hours required for each phase of a project
  • Ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Prepare and maintain communication materials like roadmaps, position papers, presentations, demos and socialize the materials with our business clients and partner IS services
  • Deliver results in an environment consisting of diverse global and matrixed partners; including non-dedicated resources
  • Effectively be an outstanding resource with the business, service partners, and vendors
  • Travel: International and / or domestic travel up to 5% may be necessary

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Information Systems experience


Associate's degree and 6 years of Information Systems experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Information Systems experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1 plus years of experience working as programmer with the ability to quickly learn other programming languages.
  • Knowledge or experience with laboratory information systems, lab execution systems and chromatography data systems.
  • Experience working on visualization and front-end technologies like Spotfire, Tableau, etc.
  • Programming experience in languages like Python, R, Java, etc
  • Working knowledge of Amazon Web Service (AWS) technologies such as EMR, S3, and EC2.
  • Background in data modeling, object-oriented programming and/or functional programming
  • Understanding of Cloud Technologies (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Understanding of at least one RDBMS (Postgres, MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, etc.)
  • Experience working with various IT development techniques like Agile and DevOps

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

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.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

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.

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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.