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Data Engineer - Scientific Data Products (Remote Work)

Washington, DC
Start date
Sep 13, 2022
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Youve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge youve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Data Engineer - Scientific Data Products

Remote Work


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will help build innovative scientific applications with modern technology stacks that will be used by our research partners to drive Amgens innovation in drug discovery. The candidate will join our Research Informatics team to deliver data engineering solutions for the Omics team. You will support our Research partners in designing and implementing IS solutions for Discovery, Non-Clinical & Early Development.

The Research Informatics team supports discovery research and translational sciences globally with innovative IS and Data Science solutions to accelerate and grow Amgens pipeline of biopharmaceuticals. Our success in informatics is driven by our dedication to the IS Vision:

  • Unlock knowledge and data for faster innovation

  • Create value with compelling, consumable and resilient technology

  • Enrich Amgen's engagement with patients and the healthcare community

Further, we at Amgen are building upon our strong oncology foundation and long-term dedication to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules and we need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients.


  • Develop data processing pipelines for datasets in the cloud (Databricks); integrate with other data sources where applicable

  • Query, manipulate, and visualize data using Python and Databricks

  • Collaborate with the other engineering team members to ensure all services are reliable, maintainable, and well-integrated into existing platforms

  • Adhere to best practices for testing and designing reusable code

  • Ensure effective communication between scientific area management, technical staff and vendors to analyze scientific needs and implement informatics solutions in data acquisition, integration and analysis


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The technical professional we seek has strong learning agility with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree in computer science or closely relevant degree program


Bachelors degree and 2 years of software engineering experience


Associates degree and 6 years of software engineering experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of software engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Life Sciences, Computer Science or Engineering

  • Demonstrated foundation in software design and proficiency in languages such as Java and Python

  • Experience implementing data pipelines using Python and Spark on Databricks or AWS platforms

  • Strong learning agility, ability to pick up new technologies used to support early drug discovery data analysis needs

  • Strong experience working with Agile & DevOps (Jenkins, JIRA, Github) frameworks with successful experience working in a collaborative team environment

  • Experience in developing or supporting bioinformatics, cheminformatics, laboratory automation, or other scientific applications

  • Experience in Cloud (AWS, Databricks platforms) environments

  • Analysis and reporting experience by leveraging analytics, visualization, and database technologies (Oracle, PL SQL, Spotfire, Tableau, Python NumPy, SciPy, Pandas)

  • Experience working with container technologies (e.g., Docker), developing microservices, infrastructure-as-code (Cloudformation, Terraform or others)

  • Experience in developing and supporting web applications including familiarity with web technologies and frameworks (EXTJS, D3 JS, React.js)

  • Expertise with translating business requirements to technical requirements and recommend solutions

  • Strong written and oral communication skills


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.

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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Thousand Oaks
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