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Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Apr 13, 2024

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HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.Senior Machine Learning EngineerLiveWhat you will doLets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be part of the technical/engineering team, develop data flow pipelines to extract, transform, and load data from various data sources in various data format to enterprise data lake and data warehouse system in three regions in AWS, provide data analytics and predictive analysis to business users. We look for people who can work in a team, able to mentor junior engineers, is curious to learn and able to develop data engineering and machine learning engineering solution in a fast-moving environment.
  • Be a key team member assisting in design and development of the data pipeline for Global Data and Analytics team
  • Work with Data Scientist to perform statistical analysis and model fine-tuning using test results; train and retrain system when necessary
  • Work with Data Scientist to analyze common features across use cases; define reusable features in feature tables
  • Ensure consistent feature engineering between training and model serving
  • Automate model monitoring, model retrain, model deployment process based on business requirement
  • Adhere to best practices for coding, testing and designing reusable code/component
  • Able to explore new tools, technologies that will help to improve ETL platform performance and machine learning operations
  • Participate in sprint planning meetings and provide estimations on technical implementation; Collaborate and communicate effectively with the product team
  • Mentor junior data/machine learning engineer
WinWhat we expect of youWe are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek will have these qualifications:Basic Qualifications:Doctorate degreeORMasters degree and 3+ years of Information Systems experienceORBachelors degree and 5+ years of Information Systems experienceORAssociates degree and 10+ years of Information Systems experienceOrHigh school diploma / GED and 12+ years of Information Systems experiencePreferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to write robust code in Python, Java or R
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills; Ability to learn quickly and detail oriented
  • Familiar with PySpark dataframe and data processing libraries, machine learning frameworks (like Tensorflow, Keras or PyTorch), and other machine learning libraries
  • Familiar with Machine Learning life cycle, be able to implement feature store, MLflow, model registry, model deployment, model serving, model monitoring
  • Experience with machine learning operations
  • Deep knowledge of math, probability, statistics and algorithms
  • Experience with data modeling for both OLAP and OLTP databases, hands-on experience with SQL, especially SparkSQL performance tuning
  • Experience with software DevOps CI/CD tools, such GitLab
  • Experience with docker container, Kubernetes container orchestration
  • Experience with Apache Airflow and Apache Spark; Spark performance turning
  • Experience with Pharmaceutical industry, commercial operations
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team
ThriveWhat you can expect of usAs 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. In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
Apply nowfor a career that defies imaginationObjects in your future are closer than they appear. Join


Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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.


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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