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Amgen Specialist IS Architect – Manufacturing Systems in Columbus, Ohio


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Specialist IS Architect – Amgen Ohio Manufacturing Systems


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be accountable for developing and continuously aligning the site manufacturing data ecosystem with rapidly changing business needs as well as Amgen IS technical roadmaps. They will support sophisticated and exciting IS initiatives that require understanding of analytical problem-solving techniques, project management, lifecycle management and Operational Excellence.

This role is required to possess strong domain expertise in Manufacturing Information/Data Management and technical experience in database and data historian technologies and integration tools. This candidate is encouraged be proficient and enthusiastic in the areas of Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing and leveraging data and digital technologies to transform manufacturing operations.

Key job responsibilities :

To be successful in this role, you will need to:

  • Developing and aligning the manufacturing system ecosystem with constantly evolving business needs and Amgen technical roadmaps

  • Collaborate with business partners and other architects to develop a vision and multi-year roadmap for the advancement and lifecycle management of the applications.

  • Collaborate with the service owners, support teams and the application run management to maintain and support the systems.

  • Manage and/or support the execution of a varied portfolio of Manufacturing Systems projects with appropriate portfolio planning, resource and risk management and financial management for the portfolio.

  • Shaping Amgen's future – Keep track of industry and technology trends, connect and foster external networking opportunities to deliver valuable insight from other similar professionals in our industry.

  • Performs cross system analysis, feasibility analysis, scope projects, prioritize deliverables, and recommend efficient solution. Manage multiple initiatives and priorities

  • Effectively manage relationships with IS service owners, business partners, enterprise IS service partners, and vendors

  • Communicates with multiple levels within the organization, highlighting issues and proposing solutions.

  • Elicit and analyze needs identified by business stakeholders and convert them into functional design.

  • Accountable for deployment and integration design across multiple applications to be implemented at the site.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The outstanding professional we seek is a candidate with these qualifications.

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:

  • 5+ years’ experience designing, developing, deploying, and operating Manufacturing Information and Data Systems

  • Strong technical leadership in Manufacturing Systems

  • Detailed knowledge and experience in integration of Industrial Control Systems, Data Historian or related systems

  • Good understanding of GxP systems validation

  • Process Automation and Engineering experience delivering value

  • Strong customer service focus with the proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with team members, stakeholders and management. Demonstrate strong collaboration across all levels of the organization. Outspoken and confident in raising action points with senior individuals with excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to learn new concepts and technologies, work cross-functionally in teams (internal and external)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Information Systems

  • 8+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with 5+ years of demonstrated ability in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industries

  • Strong experience in methods and technologies to support Manufacturing Data integrations (e.g. SQL, Web Services/messaging, data mapping)

  • 5+ years’ combined experience with the following product platforms: Data Historian and/or MES and/or Automation/Control Systems and/or laboratory systems and/or IS platforms

  • Familiarity with industry standards for software development life cycle methodologies and 21 CFR Part 11

  • Experience using Visio, Lucidchart etc. to generate architecture and data flow diagrams

  • Experience working with Agile development methodologies (such as Sprint and Scrum) and DevOps

  • Hands-on experience with computerized systems including troubleshooting, reliability and performance improvements

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment

  • Ability to lead multiple tasks and effectively set priorities

  • Strong digital literacy and possess the ability to apply science-based thinking to practical applications

  • Energetic, innovative and technically-minded individual!


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

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