Amgen Specialist IS Architect- Finance to Manage (F2M) - Financial Planning & Management Reporting in Tampa, Florida

The Finance to Manage Architect plays an integral role in building a holistic view and roadmap of the company's information technology strategy and processes. The Architect partners with both business and technology groups to ensure that the proposed technical solutions align with the company's overall objectives, and that both groups enable and drive each other to meet the company's mission and vision.

The Finance to Manage Architect will be responsible in defining, developing & evolving of Financial Planning and Management Reporting business capabilities. The role would help create and evolve the business capabilities, defining standards, and best practices systems and processes for the FP&A and key stakeholder organizations. They would work closely with business users, vendors, Amgen partners and help development teams in design, development & testing of planning & reporting solutions.

Key Activities for the Specialist IS Architect include:

Interact with business users, vendors & partners to understand & document business requirements, data integration flows, security or compliance requirements. Define integration design specification & solution architecture to meet the business requirements

Drive projects based on agile principles, collaborating with application development teams on design, development & test of integration solutions across diverse applications

Define operational support model & practices to address production support of integrations & application integration monitoring

Define procedures & practices to implement solutions through all phases of SDLC

Provide Solution Governance oversight for Build teams during Assessment, Design and Delivery of enhancements, projects and data and process changes

Vendor Management - Management of internal and external vendors to ensure optimal delivery of the Data Integration Architecture Service

Deliver and continuously improve the Solution Architecture service while driving change across the IS function with the continued engagement of key stakeholders and opinion leaders.

Builds the long-term strategic roadmap for all IS systems architecture

Aligns IS strategy and planning with the company's business goals and objectives

Seamlessly integrates business and service strategy into enterprise architecture roadmap

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

Leads the design and modeling of tactical architectures for delivery, development, and support of projects

Provides a consensus-based scalable and adaptable architecture solution

Develops and maintains policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure that a consistent framework is applied across the company

Promotes the use of a shared infrastructure and application roadmap to reduce costs and improve how information flows

Provides consultation to application owners and business partners regarding short and long-range solutions to meet business imperatives

Recommends solutions and develops business case alternatives which anticipate the future direction of the business, its drivers and technology strategy. Proactively facilitates complex design and technical discussions, reconciling differing opinions and drives decision making process

Organizes workshops and proof-of-concepts in solutions to illustrate solution designs and create adoption through business process owners and other subject matter experts

Leads a global team of solution architects in the design, analysis and estimation of business driven projects within the framework of the F2M template

Ensures solutions developed across functions are aligned to enterprise architecture standards and principles and leverage common technology platforms and services

Supports creation of business architecture models demonstrating how products, operations and systems interoperate within the organization

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 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

Strong service management mindset in delivering services against business capabilities across General Accounting/Tax/Treasury/Internal Controls/Enterprise Risk and Internal Control/Business Continuity, Financial Planning and Management Reporting (FP&A) using retail and wholesale services

Working knowledge of enterprise performance management (EPM) and reporting tools, within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry

Experience with EPM systems including Oracle Hyperion (DRM, Planning, Essbase, ASO/BSO Cube, FDMEE) preferred

Experience with reporting solutions including Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and reporting tools (i.e. BOBJ, Cognos, Tableau) preferred

Strong attention to detail and be self-directed

Ability to drive consensus among stakeholders, partners & vendors

Strong ability to work in global environment with matrixed IS and business teams serving North America, JAPAC and Intercontinental regions

Strong leadership/consultative, collaboration, project management, service delivery and process improvement skills to facilitate alignment across multiple global geographies

Ability to leverage his/her experience in delivering and supporting global information systems in a diverse and distributed user base while relying on a number of enterprise shared services

Ability to 'think big' and challenge conventional wisdom regarding technology refresh and hype

Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groups

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong organizational skills and understanding of the project management lifecycle

Demonstrated ability to build consensus among many stakeholders

Comfortable with ambiguity and willing to take principled bets on new technology

Ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate IS standards to meet business requirements.

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.