Principal IS Architect

Tampa, FL, US
Apr 22, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Job Summary

Amgen is seeking a Principal Architect - Data and Analytics Solution Architect who will work in our Enterprise Engineering and Analytics (EEA) department.

The "Principal IS Architect" for Amgen's Enterprise, Engineering and Analytics (EEA) team will be based at Amgen's Tampa, Florida site. This role will be responsible for architecting, designing, and implementing Search and Natural Language Processing (NLP) solutions. The role will provide leadership for the successful delivery of key initiatives in partnership with functional IS teams for EEA services and will be responsible for developing and managing the technology roadmap for various Search and NLP related platforms.


  • Define architecture and technical road maps for Search & NLP platforms
  • Manage and deliver large Search projects including creating and executing competitive bids, managing vendor teams and project finances, and assessing and communicating project health
  • Develop a strong understanding of business needs, business information and IS systems and translate to solution requirements
  • Analyzes and measures the effectiveness of existing natural language processes and solutions and provide input to develop sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable NLP improvements.

  • Deep learning programming experience with Python/Tensorflow or similar library.
  • Has understanding and broad experience with semantic networks, expert systems, probabilistic models and deep learning algorithms.
  • Architect well-rounded Search platforms and applications solution options and create recommendations for IS and business consideration
  • Design and develop crawlers and document processing/enrichment pipelines that create search indexes using data from structured and unstructured data sources.
  • Continually improve/enhance search quality (relevance).

  • Lead the technical design, development, testing, implementation, and support of key projects implementing Search technologies.
  • Research and evaluate technical solutions including various open source and proprietary search platforms, NoSQL databases, graph databases, and web based search user interface tools.
  • Advice and support project teams (project managers, architects, business analysts, and developers) on tools, technology, and methodology related to the design and development of search-based solutions.
  • Prepare and maintain communication materials like roadmaps, position papers, presentations, demos, playbooks and socialize the materials with our business clients and partner IS services.
  • Maintain knowledge of market trends and developments in search and related emerging technologies to provide recommendations and deliver best practice solutions.

  • Provide operational support for search platforms and applications to ensure system availability per agreed SLA's and implement proactive measures to reduce the number of unplanned outages. Provide operational support for search platforms and applications to ensure system availability per agreed SLA's and implement proactive measures to reduce the number of unplanned outages
  • Lead the Run and DevOps team in a managed service environment for operations as well as implementation of approved platform related projects
  • Improve processes related to Maintenance & Production Support
  • Work with other IS shared services teams (Cloud, DBA, networking, collaboration, etc.) for infrastructure setup
  • Manage vendor relationships

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree & 2 years of Information Systems experience


Master's degree & 6 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's degree & 8 years of Information Systems experience


Associate's degree & 10 years of Information Systems experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of healthcare industry experience focused on analytics, data management, reporting or search
  • Hands-on experience in architecting analytics and Search solutions and in managing delivery of IS projects

  • Proficient coding capability in at least one of the major programming languages such as Python, R, Java.
  • Proficient in data analysis, model building and data mining.
  • Solid foundation in natural language processing
  • Hand-on experience using technologies like Solr, Spark, Databricks and AWS infrastructure.
  • Experience using reference data management platforms like SmartLogic Semaphore for terminology management and leveraging of terminologies for search quality enhancement

  • Experience managing the end-to-end delivery of complex Search projects
  • Experience with using cloud-based APIs services like Amazon AI
  • Experience in traditional and contemporary high-scale analytics technologies (from RDBMS and BI reporting to Hadoop and SaaS analytics)
  • Experience with knowledge management best practices
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

  • Attention to detail and ability to deal with ambiguity and change
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and communication skills
  • Penchant to learn about new technology innovation and creativity in applying to business problems

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.