Amgen

Principal Quality Engineer

Employer
Amgen
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Ref
R-118664
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

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.

Principal Quality Engineer

Live

What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

Accountable to ensure quality and compliance associated with Amgen software medical devices, to develop, maintain, and continuously improve the software medical device and digital health product quality capability, to ensure compliance with procedures and regulatory expectations for existing and new software medical device and digital health product programs, and to develop and optimize programs that focus on maintaining regulatory and compliance requirements while using risk-based, scalable approaches.

Key Responsibilities
  • As the Quality Engineering representative on cross-functional digital health product teams, employ quality principles and companys procedures including but not limited to the areas of good software engineering, medical device design control, Change Control and NC/CAPA, Risk Management, Human Factors Engineering, to ensure development of digital health product aligns with regulations and standards while accommodating Agile software development methodology.

  • Train and educate key functional partners and management on medical device and digital health product requirements, standards and regulations

  • Plan and lead continuous improvements to the SaMD quality processes

  • Provide independent design review for other software medical device programs

  • Ensure inspection readiness and maintain CE marks for existing software medical devices

  • Conduct investigations, root cause analyses and risk assessments

  • Collaborate cross-functionally and with Senior Management to drive improvements and provide backup support to other Quality focus areas

  • Work in partnership with Digital Health and Diagnostic Quality (DHDQ) Leadership to develop business plans that cultivate staff development and support the direction of the business

  • Benchmark with industry regarding quality and compliance models for software medical devices and digital health products

  • Train and mentor relevant staff for development and succession planning

Authority
  • Assure that current regulatory requirements and trends are integrated into the capability

  • Advise and guide software medical device and digital health product teams as Quality representative

  • Review and approve medical device design control and post-commercial documentation (internally and at times, externally)

  • Work with regulators and Notified Bodies

  • Review and approve procedures and work instructions

Win

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The vital attribute professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 2 of professional experience Program Management, Operational Excellence, Quality, R&D, Production

  • OR

  • Masters degree and 6 years of professional experience Program Management, Operational Excellence, Quality, R&D, Production

  • OR

  • Bachelors degree and 8 years of professional experience Program Management, Operational Excellence, Quality, R&D, Production

  • OR

  • Associates degree and 10 years of professional experience Program Management, Operational Excellence, Quality, R&D, Production

  • OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of professional experience Program Management, Operational Excellence, Quality, R&D, Production

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Life sciences, Engineering, IS, or related subject area

  • 7 years of professional experience in Program Management, Operational Excellence, Quality, R&D, and/orroduction

  • Direct software medical device/digital health experience

  • Deep experience with software medical device quality and compliance concepts

  • Strong project management skills / ability to lead and/or lead all aspects of numerous projects simultaneously

  • Deep understanding of cGxP regulations, practices, and trends pertaining to medical device quality

  • Lean six-sigma greenbelt/blackbelt

  • Demonstrated strong leadership, negotiation and influencing skills along with advanced communication and analytical skills

  • Effective and timely decision making and influencing skills

  • Executive management communication experience

  • Willingness to learn and be persistent

  • Ability to adapt to changing business needs

  • Willing and able to travel up to 20%

Thrive

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

Apply now 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.

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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.