Skip to main content

You will need to login before you can apply for a job.

Principal Cloud Security Architect

Tampa, Florida
Start date
May 23, 2024

View more

Job Details


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.

Principal Cloud Security Architect


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will report to the Director Global Cloud Security leader in our Cybersecurity and Digital Trust (CDT) organization and will be based in Tampa, FL, at Amgens Capability Center. At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies.

This position will be responsible for shaping compliance and security of Amgen's modern business workloads in the cloud globally. The principal architect will play the lead role in designing, deploying and maintaining security solutions, automation, audits, policy and standard enforcements.

Job Responsibilities
  • Accountable as the Cloud Security Domain architect to establish domain reference architecture mapping security capabilities, process and technology
  • Continuously assesses cloud security risk and threat landscape, identifies security control gaps and develops business technology strategies that materially addresses risk and reinforce departmental investments
  • Manages and maintains current architectural plans, engineering blueprints and CDT reference architecture in system of record
  • Directly responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining reusable architectural security design patterns that protect Amgen business systems
  • Accountable for leading, supporting, designing, developing, testing, integrating and deploying security technologies and or capabilities including but not limited to Cloud Security Posture Management, Cloud Workload Protection, Web Application Protection, Data Security Posture Management, etc
  • Responsible for leading the development and publication of Security Configuration Baseline (SCB) standards related to cloud operations
  • Counsel project teams, application owners, and other Information Security teams on information security controls, policies, standards and benchmarks
  • Serves as a functional collaborator with the Enterprise Architecture team to assess system designs and functionality against existing reusable patterns under the provisions of Amgen City Plan program
  • Establish and maintain approved security patterns, methods and reusable elements to expedite solutions attestation and approval throughout SDLC
  • Collaborate multi-functionally with analysts, engineers, data scientists to deliver continuous improvement in cloud security, compliance and resilience.
  • This is a hybrid flexible commuter position into the Tampa, FL office, once or twice per week. Domestic and International travel up to 10%.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Cloud Security professional we seek is a problem solver with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Cyber Security Architecture experience


Masters degree and 4 year of Cyber Security Architecture experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Cyber Security Architecture experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Cyber Security Architecture experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Cyber Security Architecture experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 6 years or more experience supporting cloud automation, development, testing and deployment of cloud based (AWS, GCP, and Azure) infrastructure and applications
  • Advanced understanding of Identity and Access Management, Data Security, DevSecOps, Logging, and other security domains for cloud security
  • Working/Emerging knowledge of Enterprise Cloud Solutions across IaaS, PaaS & SaaS. This may include: AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, Mulesoft, Salesforce, Microsoft Office 365, Box, etc.
  • Emerging Knowledge of Identity Governance, Cloud SOC/SIEM, Key Management & Encryption, Public, Private and Hybrid cloud solutions.
  • Good hand-on experience with AWS foundation services related to compute, network, storage, content delivery, administration and security, deployment and management, automation technologies.
  • Technical experience should have Strong micro services programming (AWS Lambda, Docker, etc.)
  • Experience using AWS Cloud Services (EC2, DynamoDB, API Gateway, RDS, Lambda, CloudFront, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, Route 53, etc.)
  • Extensive experience architecting, designing and programming applications and RESTFUL Services in an AWS Cloud environment
  • Understanding of ISO 27001/2 Frameworks and NIST/CSA/CIS/COBIT publications.
  • DevSecOps experience building and deploying infrastructure with cloud deployment, build and test automation technologies like ansible, chef, puppet, docker, jenkins, etc.
  • Experience with complex technologies that impact security
  • CISSP or equivalent security-related industry certifications
  • AWS Security Specialty Certification
  • AWS DevOps Engineer Certification
  • AWS Solutions Architect Professional Certification
  • Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Certification
  • Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect Expert
  • Google Cloud Security Engineer Certification

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.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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 now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Application deadline

Amgen does not have an application deadline for this position; we will continue accepting applications until we receive a sufficient number or select a candidate for the position.

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.

Facebook  Social Icon - X Logo

Company info
Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert