Software Development Engineer III

Tampa, FL
Jun 08, 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

Specialist Software Engineer


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:

  • Enhance Amgen's testing practices and improve our scientific and client testing frameworks around unit, CI, load, and performance testing capabilities using our full CI/CD and deployment pipelines

  • Assist client test teams to develop new automated test services that incorporate our full-stack monitoring service early in their testing lifecycle

  • Understand our diverse user community configurations, use cases, and environments so you can work with client teams on how to test their custom or COTS applications end-to-end

  • Develop test patterns that effectively test applications using public cloud environments, particularly AWS and Azure

  • Assist and help data scientists and data analytics teams use and adopt testing in their DataOps lifecycle


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 testing in an agile, TDD driven development environment using automated unit, acceptance, CI, and system testing shipping commercial software through at least one development lifecycle

  • Experience testing web service technologies using automated DevSecOps frameworks with modern programming languages and application frameworks

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

  • Experience doing full stack testing including infrastructure cloud services (Storage, VMs, Network, etc.) as well as application and user experience in a continuous CI/CD pipeline environment

  • Experience mentoring, communicating, establishing test patterns, and implementing testing practices across a diverse set of development teams

  • Experience crafting, building, and running automated test frameworks in distributed cloud environments such as AWS and GCP

  • Understand security and encryption technologies. Knowledge of authentication protocols including OpenID, OIDC, OAuth, SAML, and LDAP.

  • Experience using Jenkins and a wide variety of opensource test tools

  • Familiarity testing serverless computing and microservice functions a plus


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.