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Director of Engineering - Research and Development Informatics

Thousand Oaks, CA
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Aug 9, 2022

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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.

Director of Engineering Research and Development Informatics

Amgen is seeking a Director of Engineering to join the multi-site Research and Development Informatics (RDI) organization. The Director will lead the development of scientific software platforms and solutions for R&D to unlock biological insights.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be part of the team which plays a critical role in advancing the drug product pipeline by providing innovative technology and data solutions for R&D. The RDI team partners with R&D teams globally to develop innovative solutions to accelerate and grow Amgens pipeline of biopharmaceuticals. Our success in informatics is driven by our dedication to our patients, our business clients, and to leverage technologies in differentiated ways that deliver critical business value.

As a Director of Engineering you will:
  • Develop the vision and roadmap for the R&D software ecosystem to address the scientific objectives of the R&D organization

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

  • Shape and implement the Digital Technology & Innovation (DTI) Digital strategies to advance the R&D Digital Transformation through Amgens Digital Innovation initiatives

  • Drive the development of technical strategy and establish unified principles for software development to advance scientific data analysis platforms for efficiency and scale.

  • Build, Manage, develop, and retain excellent engineering teams to create and deploy innovative software products

  • Create, own, and complete compelling business cases for technology investments to accelerate value-driven informatics through modern engineering capabilities.

  • Accelerate implementation of IS strategy to leverage data and city planning core platforms and demonstrate a balanced portfolio of cost-effective and innovative solutions to support advances in Sciences.

  • Strengthen external networks to ensure strategies are developed with appropriate consideration of global factors, competitive intelligence, and awareness of new possibilities offered by information technology

  • Mentor staff across the function to ensure alignment with overall IS strategy


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The technology professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

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


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


Bachelors degree and 10 years of Informatics and/or Information Systems experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Informatics and/or Information Systems experience


4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computers Science or Computer or Electrical Engineering or equivalent

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience with hands-on software development experience

  • 5+ years of leading highly technical staff, understand how to effectively collaborate in a matrixed organization, and demonstrated superb interpersonal skills

  • Good experience in DevOps, Data Modeling, Data Engineering, Cloud & API technologies

  • Experience in data standards, ontologies, and best practices for data governance. Familiarity with the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data guiding principles

  • Experience working in large scale-multi dimensional databases, complex business infrastructure, and multi-functional teams

  • Experience with data pipeline architectures, software, and data product scaling

  • Knowledge of advanced methods such as data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.
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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.


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One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States
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