Amgen Principal Software Design Engineer in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is in search of a Principal Software Engineer - Customer Engagement, and will work from our corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Principal Software Engineer report directly to the Director, will work directly with Amgen's Business Clients to integrate cloud platforms, DevOps, automation, data analytics, and DataOps engineering to deliver industry leading solutions to our business partners. These solutions must address the business values of providing more effective, faster, higher quality, and lower cost capabilities to our business clients in their efforts to deliver effective medicines to patients.

The incumbent will focus on working directly with client teams, interacting, consulting, training, and helping them develop and design early phase DevOps and DataOps best practices, in their new or existing project and/or product initiatives using Amgen's standard DevOps framework. Potential candidates should have a strong background working in software development teams and have experience in contemporary DevOps best practices using CI/CD test frameworks, open source development tools, and agile development practices. Client teams range from sales and marketing to early phase drug research and development and drug safety analytics. The successful candidate will have experience in open source monitoring, frameworks, tools, and languages, and in public cloud development experience using AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and/or Azure.

Job Responsibilities :

  • Help teams understand and use CI/CD tooling and services using Git, Jenkins, JIRA, Nexus, SonarQube, J-unit, Selenium, Ansible, etc.

  • Lead the effort to design, build, and develop Proof-of-Concept (POC) solutions and services that will rapidly and iteratively prove the concepts being considered and rapidly integrate them into the production frameworks

  • Provide expertise to teams to create infrastructure-as-code that is scalable, performant, reliable, and secure. Help implement and manage a containerized microservices infrastructure, delivering CI / CD for new applications on AWS and other cloud platforms

  • Help teams implement and maintain monitoring & alerting systems using the standardized monitoring services available in the DevOps framework for production and test environments

  • Improve the development pipeline best practices for both COTS and custom development environments from local development to production. Help implement, maintain, and test HA, production, and disaster recovery plans using contemporary cloud best practices

  • Assist and help data scientists and data analytics teams use and embrace DataOps principles and best practices for code check-in, reuse, testing, and data management

  • Be an integral member of the core DevOps/DataOps development team and help develop, test, deploy, and operated the service 24x7x365 globally

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Product Development experience


Master's degree and 4 years of Product Development experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Product Development experience


Associate degree and 10 years of Product Development experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Product Development experience

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 Thousand Oaks 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.