Sr. Manager Engineering: Final Product Technologies Development

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jan 27, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Sr. Manager Engineering: Final Product Technologies Development


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will manage a diverse team responsible for identification, development, commercialization, and continuous improvement of drug delivery technologies to optimize the patient experience for Amgen's portfolio of therapeutic products.

The Development Product Engineering (DPE) Senior Manager leads a multi-disciplinary team that creates drug delivery solutions, which meet user requirements from concept through commercial entry. The Senior Manager oversees technical programs and teams that contribute to design requirements, identification and realization of technical solutions, authoring of test methods and reports, and authoring of technical analyses to advance programs. This position provides oversight for concept and development stage solutions to serve user needs and the needs of the pipeline portfolio, leveraging a range of program tools, design characterization and verification methods and design reviews. In addition, you will certify the required performance and quality targets are satisfied and help identify and reduce technical risks on the program. Finally, the Sr Manager confirms that the team is aligned with the tasks by providing mentoring, coaching, evaluations and hiring when applicable.


  • Oversight of drug delivery technical teams and projects in different therapeutic areas, including nephrology, bone health, oncology, inflammation, and cardiovascular.
  • Lead investment analysis for drug delivery technologies through demonstration that proposed solutions meet user needs in service of Amgen's product pipeline.
  • Manage technically and culturally diverse teams.
  • Communicate effectively at multiple organizational levels on project status, staffing topics, risks, issues and accomplishments.
  • Successfully impact program outcomes.
  • Review completed design work with both internal and external design partners.
  • Utilize project planning and monitoring methods to ensure timely completion.
  • Ensure compliance to Regulatory and Quality requirements when overseeing design outputs and conducting technical reviews.
  • Interface with the commercial engineering organization to ensure adequate sustainment and enhancement of products throughout their lifecycle.
  • Facilitate development of solutions to critical business issues.
  • Effectively define objectives to enable accurate metrics generation and reporting.
  • As part of the organization developing device platforms, ensure adherence to architecture to support variations of the platform and system deliverable packages.


What we expect of you

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate Degree and 2 years of Engineering or Medical Device experience


Master's Degree and 6 years of Engineering or Medical Device experience


Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of Engineering or Medical Device experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Engineering or Medical Device experience


High School Diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering or Medical Device experience


2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The vital Engineering professional we seek has these qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Mechanical, Biomedical Engineering, Polymer Engineering or Materials Science.
  • 5+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry or Medical Device industry.
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with US Quality System Regulations for Medical Devices (21CFR820) and International Quality Management Systems for Medical Devices (ISO 13485).
  • Previous experience managing teams of highly skilled engineering staff.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, decision making, presentation, and organization skills.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and converse technically with diverse partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and provide a structured problem-solving approach.
  • Organizational savvy and presence to build effective relationships across functions.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office tools.


What you can expect of us

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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • 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

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for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

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.

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.