Specialist Quality Assurance

Providence, RI
Sep 26, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Corporate Quality Assurance

The Specialist Quality Assurance will lead the execution of complex or novel assignments requiring strategic planning and development of new and/or improved validation techniques, deviations, and procedures. In this position you will monitor validation activities through internal audits and conduct risk assessments to identify the need for requalification and establish policies for computer system re-validation.

This individual will actively participate during all phases of qualification/validation of computerized systems: evaluate projects; provide guidance and technical information to others (lead qualification/validation activities); determine and establish requirements for qualification/validation of each individual system/equipment; formulate independent decisions related to qualification/verification activities.


Serve as Owner or QA Contact for Minor and Major Deviations. Review validation/qualification packages of computerized systems for completeness and accuracy, sound rationale, Regulatory expectations, compliance with validation policies and procedures, and accurate data analysis. Compare results against acceptance criteria and work with appropriate departments to resolve exceptions and deviations. Bring critical exceptions or deviations to managements attention and initiate and enforce necessary improvements and corrections to established systems and processes. Initiate, execute, and track completion of Change Control and deviation requests related to computer systems. Participation and support of regulatory inspections.

  • Review and Approve Requirement Specifications, Design Specification, Testing Protocols, Validation Plans, Summary Reports, and Trace Matrixes
  • Initiate and own QA Deviations (Major, Minor) as needed
  • Act as reviewer and approver for operational and administrative SOPs and Work Instructions
  • Review of operational SOPs and Work Instructions
  • Review and approve Change Controls
  • Review and approve Data Integrity Assessments
  • Review and approve System Life Cycle Documents (i.e. test protocols) before use in production.
  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations/problems using multiple sources of information
    • Qualitative information
    • Quantitative research
    • Trend data
  • Forecasts, models and utilizes advanced analytical tools
  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems
  • May be responsible for specific programs and/or projects
  • Independently develops solutions that are thorough, practical and consistent with functional objectives

Basic Qualifications



Masters degree and 2 years of experience


Bachelors degree and 4 years of experience


Associates degree and 10 years of experience


High School Diploma/ GED and 12 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field and 5+ years of Software and Systems Quality assurance experience
  • Experience owning and serving as QA Contact for Major and Minor Deviations
  • Technical knowledge of IS systems such as LIMS, CDOCS, SAP, Maximo
  • Ability to interpret and apply GLPs, GCPs and GMPs
  • Broad technical knowledge within own specialty area
  • Knowledge of industry and business principles
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Contributes to work group/team by ensuring quality of tasks/ services provided by self and others
  • Provides training and guidance to others
  • Extends capabilities by working closely with senior staff/ experts within and outside the internal organization

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.

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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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.