Sr Software Engineer - Drug Discovery Research

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jan 20, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
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.

Sr. Software Engineer - Drug Discovery Research


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. Within Amgen's Research and

Development organization, the Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) team strives to revolutionize the design and discovery of breakthrough differentiating therapeutics. Driven by passion and commitment, the CDS team provides actionable insights from physical and data modeling to accelerate therapeutic discovery.

As part of a critical, large-scale multi-year initiative to unlock the potential of data generated from Amgen's past and current research projects, the CDS team is seeking a scientific computing and research informatics engineer to join our multidisciplinary research team of computational and experimental scientists. In this vital role you will partner with a broad team of scientists to assist in managing, developing and deploying data science and molecular modeling solutions through:
  • Collaborating with team members to develop and deploy modeling and informatics solutions
  • Managing scientific computing software and tools
  • Proactively identifying gaps, bottlenecks and recommending solutions


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualified professional we seek is a Software Engineer with these


Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of Software Engineering experience

Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Software Engineering experience

Associate's degree and 10 years of Software Engineering experience

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Software Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in computer science, engineering, computational sciences (computational chemistry, bio/cheminformatics) or related field
  • Strong scientific programming experience
  • Experience in scientific software management and deployment, including public-facing solutions
  • Proficiency with Linux and other programming tools such as Python, R, C, Pipeline Pilot and SQL
  • Proficiency in cloud computing such as AWS deployment
  • Knowledge of small molecule structures, cheminformatics and molecular modeling.
  • Strong communication, project management and problem-solving skills.


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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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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.