Site Reliability Engineer - Data Platforms

Tampa, FL
Jul 09, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


Youve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge youve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Site Reliability Engineer Data Platforms.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will work in our Enterprise Engineering and Analytics (EEA) department.

The SRE is responsible on continuing to develop our automated test harness that tests, deploys, and runs our internally developed DevSecOps framework for EEAs Data and Analytic Platforms and consuming data applications.

Our framework is built using opensource and AWS services. Your test experience will range from testing custom code development and DataOps, to testing and deploying Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) applications into Amgens cloud ecosystem.

Site Reliability Engineering is a subject area that combines software and systems engineering into its DNA. SRE is a passion for automating the complexities of orchestrating and running cloud application services. SRE's dislike doing things twice, so they automate each step along the way! They have an attitude of automating, deploying, fixing, and operating production systems using CI pipelines and self-healing code. Collaboration with platform owners and understanding diverse business requirements is a core skill.

The data and analytics product suite includes: The Enterprise Data Lake and Enterprise Data Fabric, Data Marketplace, Data Science Workbench, Search and NLP Platform, Reference Data Platform and the Visualization and Insights Platform consisting of Tableau and Spotfire.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Build highly scalable, high-performant, cost-effective infrastructure on Amazon Web Service (AWS).

  • Develop and deploy CI/CD framework to custom products.

  • Work with applications to use automated CI/CD pipelines and build secure cloud environments, identities, and services. Deploy applications into these cloud environments through automated processes and programmatic services.

  • Maintain application reliability and uptime SLAs throughout the application lifecycle using programmatic self-healing and software automation

  • Develop software to supervise and improve end-to-end platform performance, identify runtime deficiencies, find potential failures, and fix production issues

  • Build deep, full-stack knowledge of the complexity of our platforms and applications. Work to simplify and automate deployment processes, run-time operations, and provide non-disruptive releases.

  • Improve the durability, simplicity, performance, and maintainability of our integrated landscape

  • Learn and understand DataOps testing needs and requirements. Test DataOps pipeline configurations to ensure data integrity.

  • Work with other SREs and test engineers at Amgen and help lead and evolve the best testing automation practices


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The 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


Associate degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience


High School / GED and 12 years of Information Systems experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid knowledge of Big Data platforms and search tool sets, such as Spark, Hive, Kafka, Kinesis, Spark Streaming, SOLR, Elasticsearch and Airflow.

  • Experience with implementing technologies that will enhance resiliency, agility, and self-healing on AWS and open-source platforms

  • Experience maintaining the site reliability with near 100% uptime of critical applications, globally

  • Working experience with REST services / Micro-services / Infrastructure / Serverless frameworks

  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, and JavaScript, and build tools such as Maven, Ant, Gradle or Ivy

  • Knowledge of Docker containerization and Kubernetes/EKS cluster management for container orchestration

  • Experience with automated monitoring frameworks such as InfluxDB, Grafana, Telegraf, Fluentd, Kapacitor, etc.

  • Application and system level debug and triage experience.

  • Familiarity deploying, monitoring, and running serverless computing and microservices a plus


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.