Business Analyst - Cloud

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 29, 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!

What you will do

The Omics Product Team closely works with and supports Amgens R&D Molecular and Computational Biologists in identifying new drug targets, validating them for specificity and characterizing drug induced molecular changes in tissues. The team coordinates development and advancement of IT solutions and analytical data pipelines for Genomics (GWAS, BulkRNASeq etc), Transcriptomics (SingleCell RNASeq), and Proteomics. The Omics Product team is an integral part of Amgens R&D Informatics (R&DI) organization supporting Amgens scientific pipeline.

The R&DI team partners with R&D teams globally to develop innovative Technology and Data solutions to accelerate and grow Amgens pipeline of bio-pharmaceuticals. Our success in informatics is inspired by our dedication to our patients, to our business partners, and to use technologies that deliver critical business value.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Guides in design, development and delivery of high-quality, scalable, and robust software products & components in collaboration with product teams, partners & engineering teams

  • Provides cloud technology guidance to both business and IS teams in Omics

  • Develops robust, secure and scalable cloud solutions for external data ingestion for Omics analysis

  • Contribute to the vision & roadmap for the R&D software ecosystem

  • Ensures all cloud infrastructure is maintained in a compliant state with timely patching.

  • Develops documentation on best practices for cloud infrastructure selection, deployment (CI/CD), cost management and compliance

  • establish connections/enable access, data transfer between various cloud-based and on-prem components (e.g. databases, servers) for Omics applications

  • Contribute to the design of R&D information model and data assets to ensure data integrity, reliability, and interoperability

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic leader we seek has these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Informatics and/or Information Systems experience


Masters degree and 4 years of Informatics and/or Information Systems experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Informatics and/or Information Systems experience


Associates degree and 8 years of Informatics and/or Information Systems experience


High school diploma / GED and 10 years of Informatics and/or Information Systems experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrable experience with AWS cloud computing, software packages and storage solutions

  • Knowledge in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is desired

  • Experience in systems analysis, Agile development, DevOps, and implementing complex solutions

  • Solid foundation in software design and working knowledge in one or more software development languages (eg. Python, R)

  • Working knowledge of software engineering practices across full software development life cycle (SDLC), including rapid prototyping, agile methodology, DevOps frameworks(Docker, Jenkins, JIRA, GitLab, Maven, Sonar Cube, Airflow), cloud architecture (AWS, Databricks platforms), and release management

  • Experience in process & workflow automation, data acquisition, analytics, visualization, and reporting

  • Ability to communicate technical ideas in common terms to business & technology partners

  • Develop documentation and train developers and technical end users on best practices with cloud computing

  • Self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with Computational Biologists, Therapeutic Area scientists and Data Engineers and play a key role in translating scientific business needs into data engineering requirements


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

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

Amgen endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please contactTalentAcquisitionInquiries@amgen.comto make a request and ensure you include the requisition number.

Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview.

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.