Principal Data Engineer - Data Governance

Los Angeles, CA, US
Apr 18, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
As a key member of the Enterprise Data Management organization, you will be part of the team responsible for delivering strategic and tactical data governance and stewardship services to capture data in a way that makes it easier to connect, share and consume across the enterprise. This is a vital role to ensure Amgen's data ecosystem conforms with business needs, dynamic Data Privacy rules and regulations and Compliance requirements.

You will interact with Amgen's Data Management leaders worldwide by leading the Data Governance forums, where data related KPIs are discussed and remediation plans are approved and tracked.

  • Develop and maintain data governance policies, processes and data standards
  • Support business data owners, data stewards and data custodians to adopt the common enterprise Data Governance framework
  • Identify areas for data governance improvements and help to resolve data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design changes
  • Define data governance KPIs in partnership with internal data providers Business Owners and EDF Data Domain Owners.
  • Support root-cause analysis for data quality issues and collaborate with Business Data Stewards to identify corrective actions
  • Lead or execute data remediation and impact assessment efforts
  • Assess and facilitate impact analysis of data providers system changes
  • Lead cross-functional Data Governance Forums
  • Provide metadata management capabilities (e.g. Data Dictionaries and business glossary)
  • Lead efforts to adhere to Data Privacy and compliance requirements
  • Assist Data Stewards with data problem resolution when requested

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Information Systems experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Information Systems experience


Associate degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Information Systems experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficient in metadata management
  • Ability to work with metadata tools to upload various metadata assets
  • Solid grasp of DQ tools and integrations
  • Ability to work with MDM and Transaction data teams continuously and effectively to identify assets to be governed
  • Ability to work with the business stewards to capture glossary definitions and all other related metadata
  • Ability to work with Data Privacy, Legal and Compliance to understand the various rules and regulations, compliance policies tied to the glossary elements
  • Solid understanding of system landscape, data flows, source system functionality and data standards
  • Solid understanding of relevant data standards and industry trends
  • Knowledge of relevant external regulations that impact master data and data management processes
  • Ability to understand new business requirements and prioritize them for delivery
  • Proficient in one of the coding languages (Python, Java, Scala)
  • Has hands on experience writing SQL using any RDBMS (Redshift, Postgres, MySQL, Teradata, Oracle, etc.).
  • Experience with Schema Design & Dimensional data modeling.
  • Experience with AWS Services like EC2, S3, Redshift/Spectrum, Glue, Athena, RDS, Lambda, and API gateway.
  • Experience with software DevOps CI/CD tools, such Git, Jenkins, Linux, and Shell Script
  • Experience with Spark, Hive, Kafka, Kinesis, Spark Streaming, and Airflow.
  • Hands on experience using Databricks/Jupyter or similar notebook environment.
  • Experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
  • Experience working with test-driven development and software test automation
  • Experience working in Product teams environment

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages 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.

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients - we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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.

This position is open to remote workers within United States.

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.