Principal Engineer

Cambridge, MA
Oct 24, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type


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.

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What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will report to the Director of Process Development. This role will be based in Amgens Cambridge- Massachusetts offices. The successful candidate will lead Amgens synthetics/oral dosage technical support. The scope of the role is to lead a team of 3-5 subject matter experts (SMEs) supporting the technology transfer and production of Amgens synthetic oral dosage forms. The team supports new product introductions, lifecycle changes and ongoing commercial production and development. Up to 30% US or international travel may be required to support Amgens drug product network.

As part of the team that also supports Amgens external parenteral biologics contract manufacturing network, this role also provides the opportunity for an individual to broaden their knowledge beyond oral dosage forms.

Provide technical and management leadership to a cross functional team of engineers and scientists.

Act as a drug product technical expert, to provide leadership and solutions when troubleshooting synthetic drug product manufacturing, for all processing stages such as blending, sieving, roller compaction, encapsulation, compression, coating etc.

Act as the accountable point of contact from the process development organization for product/process support for technology transfers and ongoing clinical and commercial drug product manufacturing at assigned contract manufacturing sites.

Build excellent business relationships with contract manufacturing partners, Global Operations, Contract Manufacturing Quality, and drug product process teams.

Lead functional and cross functional teams by setting the agenda, identifying issues and driving to goal completions and target dates.

Troubleshoot issues with drug product processing technologies and equipment.

Escalate issues, recommendations, and/or unresolved decisions in a professional and timely manner to the appropriate governance.

Holds others responsible or answerable for their actions, for exemplary job performance, and achieving business results.

Visit manufacturing sites to support key production milestones and build relationships


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Automation professional we seek is an Engineer with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Engineering or Operations experience


Masters degree and 6 years of Engineering or Operations experience


Bachelors degree and 8 years of Engineering or Operations experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Engineering or Operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering or Operations experience


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
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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.

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.