Amgen Principal Information Systems Architect in Tampa, Florida

Amgen is searching for a Principal IS Architect who will report to the Senior Project Manager and will be based in Tampa, FL, at Amgen's new Capability Center. 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 IS Architect plays an integral role in building Amgen's Internet of Things and medical device strategies by providing drawing on prior experience in the space and crafting an achievable, holistic vision for IoT-focused efforts at Amgen. The IS Architect partners with both business, technology, and security groups to ensure it aligns with the company's overall objectives and tactically drives its execution.

The IS Architect will be responsible for crafting technology roadmaps and driving its tactical execution. Candidate will be hands on with designing, leading and implementing services & solutions in both on premise & public cloud. Successful candidate will think with the breadth of a Product Owner and the depth of a hands-on Engineer. This includes being accountable for forming and leading virtual cross functional teams to deliver secure technology solutions for the business with speed and agility.


Support the Service Owner, peer FTE's, and managed service provider in the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of the technology service, ensuring the offering is aligned with the key principles of service ownership listed below:

-Meets the needs of the business

-Cost effective



-Reliable, resilient, and secure

Be accountable for continuous development and management of architectural roadmaps, designs, standards and detailed specifications for cloud integrated services

Demonstrated ability to rapidly absorb and embrace new technologies securely & apply them appropriately to solve business problems in alignment with the strategic direction

Excellent communication, leadership and negotiation skills with ability to drive decisions amongst stakeholders

Lead efforts to design, build & develop Proof of Concept (POC) solutions and partner with service teams to transition to an operational model where appropriate

Provide thought leadership and technical oversight in the IoT and/or Medical Device space

Partner with business and technology subject-matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into secure technological solutions

Advice on balancing business, technical & cost constraints in support of projects

Evangelizes & communicates roadmap with IS & Business partners

Leads secure software development or automation for proposed solution. Defines user stories & features in collaboration with cross functional teams in an agile & face paced development environment

Demonstrated understanding of IoT security frameworks (e.g., OWASP)

Provide technical mentoring & coaching to junior engineers or architects

Some travel, both domestic and international, that is expected to be less than 10%.

Domestic travel up to 10%.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Information Systems Architecture experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Information Systems Architecture experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Information Systems Architecture experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Systems Architecture experience


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

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to balance innovative and rapidly-changing business needs with the requirement to remain secure and compliant

Knowledge of and experience using IoT PaaS services from public cloud providers (e.g. AWS Greengrass, IBM Watson IoT)

Understanding of the security and identity challenges specific to the IoT space and patterns for addressing those challenges.

Background in integrating modern technologies with more traditional enterprise 'backend' systems

Comfort with high levels of ambiguity on emerging and changing requirements

Experience designing and deploying solutions in healthcare or other regulated industry

Solution architecture experience for one or more public cloud (AWS, Azure or Google), using their IaaS or PaaS capabilities

Working experience with IoT security standards and principles; confidentiality, integrity, and availability

Development experience using languages such as C#/.NET, Java, Python, Golang, JavaScript etc.

Automation experience using Chef/Puppet, Ansible, Shell Scripting in Windows or Linux environments

Familiarity with software development tools (such as Git, SVN, Jenkins, ... ) and practices (such as CI/CD)

Excellent data-driven problem solving and analytical skills

Proven experience as part of a high performance team

Skill in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues

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.