Principal Software Engineer

Tampa, FL
Jul 12, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Job Summary

We are seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join our team to develop an insight driven sensing capability with a focus on revolutionizing decision making. As part of this role you will be designing and developing robust full stack applications as part of a product team of data scientists, business analysists, and software engineers. The team will rely on your expertise in software engineering, full stack development and DevOps to lead the technical build of this visionary new capability for Amgen.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead full-stack web-based application development for various components of our sensing capability

  • Lead a team of programmers while also willing to jump in and do programming/code-reviews etc. based on project demands. Hands on programming is expected

  • Develop high level solution architecture, feature, and capability assessments for projects.

  • Responsible for defining and implementing project and technical road maps that align with the strategy

  • Overall accountability of technical implementation aspects of projects including planning, architecture, design, development and testing

  • Partner with IS and business stakeholders to ensure that the solution is an appropriate fit for the end users

  • Research and evaluate various web application development platforms

  • Maintain knowledge of market trends and developments in web application development frameworks and related and new technologies to provide, recommend, and deliver standard methodology solutions

  • Lead adoption of DevOps practices across the team

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship for junior staff

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Information Systems experience


Masters degree and 6 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelors degree and 8 years of Information Systems experience


Associate 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 - 5 years of demonstrated ability developing secure, public cloud solutions for successful commercial products and/or services to customers using a SDLC process from start to finish

  • 3 - 5 years experience designing, developing, deploying, and operating cloud services for multi-national companies using native constructs and controls from AWS, Azure, or GCP.

  • Extensive and practical knowledge of native cloud security controls and design patterns for AWS, GCP, or Azure

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

  • Solid understanding of infrastructure as code, developing and operating programmatic pipelines for cloud services, and using automated DevSecOps frameworks to run a cloud SDLC

  • Willing and able to learn new technologies at a rapid pace

  • Communication skills to work with client partners in articulating the vision and use of Amgen's cloud services

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.

    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.