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Amgen IS Engineer in Singapore, Singapore

Role Description

Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics has changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people’s lives.

The Senior Associate Security Engineer plays a meaningful role in building, deploying and maintaining secure and resilient solutions to support Amgen manufacturing operations. The individual will provide security oversight and support for manufacturing and packaging operations with the focus on network security for manufacturing/packaging, automation, and facility systems. This team member be a part of the site manufacturing IS team and will work jointly with Security, Infrastructure and Operations IS teams to implement information security strategies, standards, tools and processes.


  • Work with Security Operations, Networking, Infrastructure Teams and Operations IS to provide guidance to manufacturing operations on security strategies, processes, response, and technologies.

  • Ensures new systems and changes to existing systems adheres to network security design standards.

  • Conducts periodic reviews for cyber security compliance.

  • Participate in audits covering network security and technologies.

  • Maintains site-specific architecture, asset management and sustainability documentation.

  • Collaborates with analysts, engineers, data scientists to ensure secure and resilient architecture throughout the lifecycle of the manufacturing/automation applications.

  • Ensures that the manufacturing, packaging, automation, and facilities systems are patched with latest updates.

  • Supports the Intrusion Detection System, Application Safe-listing technologies, Endpoint Protection and Cyber Incident Response, and systems to support business continuity.

  • Responsible for early identification of risks, determining impact and mitigation approach, and escalation of site issues.

  • Facilitate general information security consulting services and communicate threats, vulnerabilities, and risks to the site to raise staff awareness.

  • Work cross-functionally to identify and remove stakeholder resistance and barriers to progress tighter cohesion of GIP within their region.

  • Work as part of the local infrastructure team in supporting the manufacturing operations and site IS business requirements.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in IS and/or Computer science and 2 years of directly related experience OR

  • Associate’s degree and/or 6 years of directly related experience OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 8 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems and/or Computer Science and 3 years’ experience

  • Prior experience in one or more information protection capabilities like security monitoring, threat intelligence, network protection, data protection, endpoint protection, technical security assessments, and security architecture.

  • Knowledge on perimeter security like Intrusion Detection Systems, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Web filtering, Application Filtering and Firewalling.

  • Solid understanding of network engineering is required. Preferred candidates will have obtained certified credentials such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent.

  • Practical knowledge of information security standards and policies like ISO 27001/27002, NIST, and others.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Self-starter with a high degree of initiative and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple efforts.

  • Experience with regulated systems in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device industry is preferred.

  • Experience with Operations Technologies (e.g. manufacturing, packaging, automation and facilities systems) preferred.

  • Experience working in a structured IS environment based on ITIL.

  • Vendor management and working with Managed Service providers providing maintenance and support of the business and manufacturing systems/networks.

Join Us

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.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.