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R&D Data and Decision Sciences Sr. Manager

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

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Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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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.

R&D Data and Decision Science (DDS)

Sr. Manager Data & Decision Sciences

What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world. Data is the new gold. Digitalization is generating large quantities of data and when used with intelligent automation, it will transform what we do work in Decision and Data Science for the Research and Development Organization.

DDS is seeking a Sr. Manager, Data & Decision Science who will actively lead and collaborate with various business leaders and design and implement sophisticated analytical models.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop analyses (e.g., descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, prescriptive) to enable concrete insights and to inform timely decision-making.

  • Strategize with partners across the organization to build scalable and production-grade AI/ML products and bring consistent approach to solving complex business problems

  • Identify key business questions that need to be addressed to meet changing business needs; Prioritize resources to impact critical business issues and decisions

  • Design and build frameworks to tune the model parameters to achieve desired program outcomes and support monitor and address model performance over time

  • Lead, contribute, and provide thought leadership on end-to-end development, deployment, and sustainment of digital solutions.

  • Work with data engineers and IS/IT teams to identify the right data granularity required for different modeling /measurement approaches, automate model retraining and deployment

  • Partner with IS and Data Engineers to ensure that the models feeding the dashboards are robust, functional, and relevant to business needs

  • Ensure delivery of efficient, agile, integrated business and system processes while incorporating agile project management approaches

  • Develop and deliver clear and precise communications related to digital technologies and solutions that are tailored to the needs of technical and business stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with peers in other functions across the company on multi-functional digital transformation initiatives to drive efficiencies

  • Stay on top of the latest trends in the field through continuous learning and an active peer internal/external network to address emerging business and regulatory imperatives.

  • Interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and teams. Work closely with domain experts to deliver value by developing novel, practical, scientific, data-driven solutions to meet business needs

  • Develop productive relationships with senior functional leaders to understand operational challenges and opportunities, and present innovative, plausible, and sustainable digital solutions

  • Motivate, coach, and serve as a role model for staff and coordinate deployment of team resources to help advance the business and their professional aspirations and growth.

  • Cultivate a collaborative environment where the team has a solid sense of belonging, are engaged and invested in their own and organizational success, maintain a high degree of initiative, critical thinking, and intellectual curiosity, and have a big picture orientation to build comprehensive and enduring solutions.

  • Ensure that both structured and ad-hoc projects follow all Amgen SOPs and meet service-level expectations for quality, timeliness, and budget

  • Mentor high-performing data scientists and decision scientists within the team


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 2+ years of experience in statistics, data science, operations research, mathematics, econometrics, business administration, a quantitative field or equivalent area of focus experience


  • Masters degree and 6+ years of experience in statistics, data science, operations research, mathematics, econometrics, business administration, a quantitative field or equivalent area of focus experience


  • Bachelors degree and 8+ years of experience in statistics, data science, operations research, mathematics, econometrics, business administration, a quantitative field or equivalent area of focus experience


  • Associate degree and 10+ years of experience in statistics, data science, operations research, mathematics, econometrics, business administration, a quantitative field or equivalent area of focus experience


  • High school diploma / GED and 12+ years of experience in statistics, data science, operations research, mathematics, econometrics, business administration, a quantitative field or equivalent area of focus experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in quantitative methods, multivariate statistics, predictive modeling and other analytics frameworks/techniques with 6+ years of experience delivering complex analytical projects

  • Experience in building, deploying, and optimizing machine learning models (e.g., Next Best Action recommendation engine) to optimize customer/business experience against desired objective function(s)

  • Ability to collaborate with various partners to translate business requirements into analytical plan and communicate complex ideas/solutions to influence practical decision making

  • 4+ years of professional experience in Amazon Web Services RedShift, S3, Athena, etc. and industry standard Data Warehousing technologies Snowflake, Spark, Airflow, etc.

  • Proficiency and hands on coding experience in Python/R/Scala/Java or any other Object-Oriented Programming language; ETL using SQL/shell scripting; BI Tools (e.g., Tableau, Spotfire), React JS, Databricks, and Data engineering/management tools (e.g., Infosphere Master Data Management Server, Informatica)

  • Demonstrated experience in application of advanced analytics, statistical modeling, natural language processing, artificial/augmented intelligence, and/or machine learning tools/techniques to address complex business problems

  • Oral, written and presentation skills to explain complex concepts and controversial findings clearly to a variety of audiences, including senior management

  • Understanding of technology platforms and ability to partner with IS/IT and business leaders

  • Experience with DevOps, Agile, and good software practices

  • Ability to take ownership of projects independently

  • Good to have Bio/Pharmaceutical industry experience


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
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for a career that defies imagination

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

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.

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