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Amgen Linux Engineer in Tampa, Florida


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Linux Engineer


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will report to the Senior Manager Information Systems based at our Capability Center in Tampa, FL. At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. The Global Infrastructure Services team is the global enterprise group that manages physical and virtual servers including private and public cloud instances. These servers support Amgen’s infrastructure and provide critical services for databases, middleware, application, and security functions required to deliver Amgen’s business needs. The primary Linux platform supported is RHEL with a smaller number of Ubuntu servers.

  • Manages and administers Linux RHEL & Ubuntu servers

  • Makes support decisions and server build recommendations aligned with the Amgen IS roadmap for Linux.

  • Provides technical support for projects and operational support as required for activities such installations, Operating System upgrades, backup/recovery, and high availability configurations

  • Ensures that systems are implemented and maintained with necessary security patches as well as configured properly to ensure system security and reliability

  • Implements server automation solutions and enterprise-wide solutions using tools such as Ansible playbooks.

  • Provide performance analysis and system tuning recommendations utilizing software tools to identify, analyze, and diagnose problems and factors affecting performance.

  • Investigates and resolves server related technical issues providing rotational 24x7 On-Call Support.

  • Assists with Root Cause Analysis and problem reviews to provide recommendations for service improvements.

  • Accountable for security compliance following both Amgen internal and external government regulations.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Engineering professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Information Systems and Linux experience


Associate’s degree and 6 years of Information Systems and Linux experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Information Systems and Linux experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing DevOps principles, Site Reliability Engineering, Agile, GitOps and CICD

  • System Administration with automation knowledge using tools such as Ansible, Chef/Puppet, Jenkins and git.

  • Industry Certifications and experience with Linux and clustering such as Veritas Infoscale & Red Hat Pacemaker.

  • Experience with leading cloud providers such as AWS, Google or Azure

  • Strong understanding of operating system and networking tools for troubleshooting issues

  • Working knowledge on NAS/SAN storage, Clustering and HA configurations

  • Excellent data-driven problem solving and analytical skills

  • Proven experience as part of a high-performance team


What you can expect of us

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.

The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $80,632-$100,066 USD

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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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.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancers, 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.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.