Amgen Principal IS Business Systems Analyst in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a Principal IS Business System Analyst at its main headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA to join the newly formed organization Center for Design and Analysis in Clinical Development and collaborate with business partners and other IS service leads to define IS strategy and technology stack in support of business strategy and goals. The Principal Business Analyst will report to the Director of Clinical Study Design and Analysis IS services and will be responsible for "Build" and "Run" project portfolio execution.

Center for Design and Analysis (CfDA) is a critical business area with high impact on Amgen's Clinical Development. Clinical study data analytics, visualization and advanced technology play a vital role in support of Amgen's innovative approaches for clinical program/study design and analysis. Through the strategic use of technology and information, this position will help create competitive advantages for Amgen.

Key Activities for the Principal IS Business System Analyst include:

  • Shape Amgen's future IS roadmaps - track and evaluate business (Clinical Development) and technology trends, connect and foster external networking opportunities to deliver valuable insights from other similar professionals in our industry

  • Assessment of new/innovative ideas and development of business case with ROI for new service enhancements / technology projects

  • Deliver innovative software solutions that enable the routine use of data and analytics to better inform clinical trial design and analysis decisions

  • Lead execution of a varied portfolio of IS projects with appropriate portfolio planning, financial, resource, vendor and risk management, leveraging agile approaches for flexible and nimble execution

  • Design, write, test, and validate analytics and visualization solutions to support clinical trial design and analysis

  • Implement both internally developed and externally provided analytics and visualization solutions that support clinical trial design and analysis

  • Travel: Domestic and International travel up to 10% may be essential

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Information Systems and / or Business Analysis experience

OR

Master's degree and 6 years of Information Systems and / or Business Analysis experience

OR

Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Information Systems and / or Business Analysis experience

OR

Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Systems and / or Business Analysis experience

OR

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Computer / Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Life Sciences or other relevant scientific subject

  • 5 or more years of experience leading technical / software development projects

  • 8 or more years leading technical / analytic application development projects

  • Extensive software and / or report development experience

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills

  • Ability to communicate IS strategy and findings to both business and IT leaders in a way that can influence how an organization approaches a business challenge

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.

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.