Senior Engineer, Device Platform Project Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Dec 25, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.



What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will leverage leadership and strong project management skills to actively engage with cross-functional groups and technical teams across multiple sites to coordinate activities, manage data, identify improvements & efficiencies, and plan projects across the device platform portfolios based on business priorities. You will be responsible for collecting metrics and crafting dashboards to supervise the progress towards timely delivery of commitments.

This role reports into the Director of Electromechanical Device Platforms in Final Product Technologies, Commercial Advancement. The position is located in Thousand Oaks, CA and requires 10% or less, domestic (and possible international) travel.
  • Work cross-functionally to collect, prioritize, and maintain business needs from partners
  • Develop and maintain metrics and dashboards to communicate status
  • Follow Amgen's governance processes, procedures, specifications, design controls, and applicable compliance standards and guidance documents
  • Negotiate and resolve conflicts and drive decisions among team/functional members to accomplish project and business goals
  • Assist in driving decisions by using the Decision Making Framework (D- Decision maker, Advice Giver, I- Informed)
  • Ensure participation in functional and cross-functional management reviews
  • Establish and manage collaboration tools and team sites (e.g. SharePoint, Microsoft Teams)
  • Provide meeting facilitation, including development of meeting agenda and minutes
  • Develop, evaluate, and manage business case and cost/benefit analysis
  • Develop and use project plans and schedules to measure and report progress
  • Communicate proactively with stakeholders and sponsors regarding project progress, issues, and plans for resolution


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The Engineering professional we seek is a Collaborative and forward- thinking person with these qualifications.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, life or physical sciences; degree preferred in engineering
  • Strength in engineering program management and ability to navigate across sophisticated matrix organization and influence team members to ensure execution
  • 8 years+ of project management experience in the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology fields is highly desirable
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated time management and decision-making skills
  • Strong understanding of QMS, all phases of Design & process control, regulatory standards
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Distinguishes accurate balance between strategic and tactical thinking
  • Authoritative command of complexity and ambiguity, ability to see the big picture, ability to collect, digest and assemble information to enable relevant business analysis and influence decision-making
  • Ability to tactfully and effectively negotiate and influence at various levels of organization
  • Portfolio management and reporting skills
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Proficiency in MS office suite including Teams, Excel, Power Point, and Project

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of Engineering and/or Operations experience

Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Engineering and/or Operations experience

Associate's degree and 10 years of Engineering and/or Operations experience

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering and/or Operations experience


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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.