Amgen Associate IS Software Engineer in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a talented Software Engineer to build leading edge scientific applications with modern technology stacks that will be used by our research partners to drive Amgen's innovation in drug discovery. The exceptional candidate will join our talented Research Informatics team to deliver solutions by leveraging best practices in Agile and DevOps. This Software Engineer position will report to the Senior Manager, Research Informatics supporting Research. The position can be based at either Amgen's Thousand Oaks, Burnaby (Canada) or its South San Francisco campus.

The Research Informatics team supports discovery research and translational sciences globally with innovative IS and Data Science solutions to accelerate and grow Amgen's pipeline of biopharmaceuticals. Our success in informatics is driven by our commitment to our patients, to our business clients, and to leveraging superlative technologies that deliver critical business value.

Responsibilities:

  • Create systems to enable end to end Informatics solutions in support of Research activities to discover lead drug candidates

  • Evaluate and utilize cutting-edge technologies in the industry to meet scientific business needs

  • Help shape the Research Informatics technology portfolio through software engineering contributions and the implementation of IS solutions for research that will aid in uncovering new and deeper insights for the discovery of novel therapeutics.

  • Review functional and technical designs to identify areas of risk and/or missing requirements

  • Provide technical write-ups and drawings to promote the proposed solutions

  • Collaborate with the other engineering team members to ensure all services are reliable, maintainable, and well-integrated into existing platforms

  • Adhere to best practices for testing and designing reusable code

  • Ensure effective communication between scientific area management, technical staff and vendors to analyze scientific needs and implement informatics solutions in data acquisition, integration and analysis

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree

OR

Associate's degree and 4 years of software engineering experience

OR

High school diploma / GED and 6 years of software engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Computer Science or Engineering

  • Experience in Software Engineering and Development

  • Strong learning agility, ability to pick up new technologies used to support early drug discovery data analysis needs.

  • Strong experience working with agile methodology & DevOps (Jenkins, JIRA, Github) frameworks with successful experience working in a collaborative team environment

  • Experience working with container technologies (e.g., Docker) and developing microservices

  • Proficiency in software development languages including but not limited to Java and C#

  • Experience in Cloud (AWS, databricks platforms) & HPC (high performance computing) environments

  • Experience in developing and supporting web applications including familiarity with web technologies and frameworks (EXTJS, D3 JS, React.js)

  • Data analysis and reporting experience by leveraging analytics, visualization and database technologies (Oracle, PL SQL, Spotfire, Tableau, Python - NumPy, SciPy, Pandas)

  • Expertise with translating business requirements to technical requirements and recommend solutions

  • Knowledge of or experience in Life, Physical or Computational Sciences

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

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.

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.