Software Development Engineer in Test III (SDE/T)

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 04, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us

Software Development Engineer-Test III


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will focus on mentoring, assisting, and standardizing Amgen's client application testing using integrated CI/CD pipelines in our DevSecOps framework. You will help develop automated test harnesses and establish test patterns working with client test teams; you will also help standardize test tools, methods, patterns, and templates for use across Amgen. Our DevSecOps framework is built using open-source and AWS services, and our test tools are open-source. Your test experience will range from mentoring and helping teams test custom code development and DataOps, to helping them test and deploy Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) applications into Amgens cloud ecosystem.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Own elements of the pipeline and add, refactor, and improve capabilities across our cloud security architecture and our continuous CI/CD pipeline

  • Participate in efforts to design, build, and develop rapid Proof-of-Concept (POC) solutions and services. Quickly and iteratively prove or disprove the concepts being considered.

  • Work with some of our scientific and client teams to build services that are scalable, performant, reliable, and secure.

  • Work to improve and extend the serverless pipeline, delivering better CI/CD for new applications using a growing array of services from AWS. Be part of moving the team towards a stronger microservices architecture.

  • Be an integral member of the core DevOps/DataOps development team and help develop, test, deploy, and operate the service 24x7x365 globally.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The software engineer professional we seek is a self-starter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 3 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelors degree and 5 years of Information Systems experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience


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

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or MS in computer science or related field

  • 3+ years of experience as a full stack software development engineer shipping successful commercial products and/or services to customers using a SDLC process from start to finish

  • 3+ years using one or more general purpose programming languages, including but not limited to: Java, C, C++, Swift/Objective C, Python, Go, C#, or JavaScript.

  • Experience in User Interface (UI) development using modern web technologies and patterns such as MVC/MVP/MVVM, REST, HTML/CSS and JavaScript/TypeScript

  • Proficiency in data structures, algorithms, highly concurrent programming, and software design patterns

  • Knowledge and experience using containers (Docker) and Kubernetes

  • Willing and able to learn a new technology and mentor other engineers

  • Leadership and communication skills to work with client partners in articulating the vision of automation, DevSecOps, and DataOps.


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.

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.

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.