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Senior Data 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 Data EngineerLiveWhat you will doLets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be designing and developing robust data models, data pipelines and data products as part of a product team of data scientists, business analysts, and software engineers. The team will rely on your expertise in automating the transformation and manipulation of data to generate insights for QC laboratories across Amgen.Responsibilities
  • Determine which tools and architectures are available for pipeline development based on the data source format and current technologies
  • Develop data flow pipelines to extract, transform, and load data from various data sources in various forms, including custom ETL pipelines that enable model and product development
  • Build data products and service processes which perform data transformation, metadata extraction, workload management and error processing management to ensure high quality data
  • Collaborate with Data Scientists to normalize and clean data in order to produce robust and high-quality data assets
  • Support Data Science team with model design by anticipating and engineering features needed to drive model development and insight generation
  • Provide clear documentation for delivered solutions and processes, integrating documentation
  • Ensure that data engineering applications are aligned with the overall architectural and development guidelines
  • Identify and implement internal process improvements for data management (automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability)
  • Partner with business stakeholders and other technical team members to identify and acquire data sources that are most relevant to business needs and goals
  • Demonstrate deep technical and domain knowledge in order to propose potential solutions
  • Mentor junior data engineers on best practices in the industry and in the Amgen data landscape
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 degree OR Masters degree and 3 years of Information Systems experience OR Bachelors degree and 5 years of Information Systems experience OR Associate degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience OrHigh school diploma / GED and 12 years of Information Systems experiencePreferred Qualifications:
  • Hands on experience writing SQL using any RDBMS (Redshift, Postgres, MySQL, Teradata, Oracle, etc.).
  • Proficient in one of the coding languages (Python, Java, Scala)
  • Experience with Spark, Hive, Kafka, Kinesis, Spark Streaming, and Airflow.
  • Hands on experience using Databricks/Jupyter or similar notebook environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with teams of data scientists, software engineers and business experts to drive insights
  • Strong understanding of relevant data standards and industry trends
  • Ability to understand new business requirements and prioritize them for delivery
  • Experience working in biopharma/life sciences industry
  • Experience with Schema Design & Dimensional data modeling.
  • Experience with AWS Services such as EC2, S3, Redshift/Spectrum, Glue, Athena, RDS, Lambda, and API gateway.
  • Experience with software DevOps CI/CD tools, such Git, Jenkins, Linux, and Shell Script
  • Experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
  • Experience working with test-driven development and software test automation
  • Experience working in a Product Team environment
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. 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 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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