Sr Data Scientist

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 12, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Data Scientist to join the Operations Information System organization. This position will partner with Supply Chain to build leading edge analytics applications. Our success is inspired by our dedication to our patients, to our business clients, and to using technologies that deliver critical business value. We value individuals who have high personal standards of productivity, quality, and ethics. We value people who are intellectually curious and love learning. You will need to have the ability to quickly learn about the biotechnology operations value chain, including supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing systems. We are looking for someone who can work independently but values collaboration and learning from others.Core Responsibilities for the Role:
  • You will evaluate and utilize state of the art technologies (data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, modeling, and simulation tools) to meet Supply Chain business needs
  • Build high-performance algorithms, prototypes, predictive models (supervised and unsupervised) and proof of concepts
  • Translate complex problems and solutions and provide actionable insight to executives
  • Transform ambiguous business questions into measurable and impactful insights
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with supply chain business partners to develop proof of concepts and industrialize analytics and modeling applications for scale.
  • You will collaborate with the data engineering team members to ensure all services are secure, reliable, maintainable, and well-integrated into our existing platforms.
  • Present analysis, ideas, progress, and results to business partners in clear and impactful manner
  • Lead and mentor Junior Data Scientists and Software Engineers
Basic Qualifications
  • Advanced Degree in Data Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or Supply Chain Management
  • Experience building Anaplan models or similar planning and forecasting modeling
  • Experience building models for Integrated Business Planning or Sales and Operations Planning
  • Experience building a variety of machine learning, forecasting or statistical models
  • Proficiency in Python or R
  • Experience writing SQL queries, mining large and imbalanced datasets, using data visualization tools
  • Ability to translate complex data sets and research into simple business recommendations
  • Excellent communicator able to write and speak about technical concepts to business, technical, and lay audiences
  • Taking initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Passion for learning and staying on top of current advancements in technology
  • Experience leading projects from end to end
  • Ability to juggle several complex projects simultaneously
  • Biotech / Pharma experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of clinical trials lifecycle and clinical demand planning is highly preferred
  • Kinaxis RapidResponse experience
  • Experience with ML libraries like scikitlearn, MLib, Keras, TensorFlow, Pytorch, etc.
  • Experience with distributed (Spark, Dask) and cloud (AWS, GCP) computing.
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve peoples lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the worlds leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.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.
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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.