Amgen Specialist Web & Semantic Application Full Stack Programmer in Tampa, Florida

Amgen is seeking a Specialist Information Systems Programmer (Semantic Technologies and Data Marketplace) who will work on our Analytics and Knowledge Management (AKM) team. The Specialist will report to the Senior Manager Information Systems and will work out of our Amgen Capability Center in Tampa, FL.

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 world's leading biotechnology companies.

The Specialist IS Programmer will be part of the Analytics and Knowledge Management (AKM) organization and will be accountable for the delivery and adoption of Amgen's Enterprise Data Marketplace (Data Catalog) and for delivery of analytic solutions using Semantic technologies. The Specialist will be responsible for delivering business value through client projects, growing the value of the data marketplace platform, and implementing analytic solutions using semantic technologies.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development and evolution of Amgen's Enterprise Data Marketplace

  • Manage and execute on the Data Marketplace product backlog

  • Develop semantic integration layer for cross-functional data

  • Develop functional area knowledge graphs

  • Collaborate with the business to understand use cases, clarify requirements, do proof of concepts, and do demos

  • Design, develop, and release high quality and maintainable code

  • Perform emerging technologies evaluation and scanning for new ideas for applying the emerging technologies

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Information Systems experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Information Systems experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in computer science or related field

  • 3+ years of experience leading full stack web application development projects

  • Hands on expertise using REACT.JS, Angular.JS, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5

  • Experience developing and using JSON-based RESTful APIs

  • Experience developing dynamic and data-driven web applications/sites

  • Experience with any NoSQL database such as MarkLogic, DynamoDB, MongoDB, Neo4J, or RDF triple stores

  • Experience using search engines like Solr or Elasticsearch

  • Prior experience as a software Product Owner would be preferred

  • Good understanding of software development, DevOps, unit test, automated testing, GitLab, continuous integration (Jenkins), and continuous deployment (Docker and Kubernetes)

  • Cloud native development experience using AWS or Google Cloud Platform or Azure

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

The invaluable contributions of our talented Tampa team will help us develop the vital and innovative medicines that treat serious illness and unmet medical needs around the globe.

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.