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Amgen Principal Data Engineer - Machine Learning - US Remote in Tampa, Florida


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing and delivering ever-better products that read over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Principal Data Engineer - Machine Learning - US Remote


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will work closely with product owner/business analyst and delivery managers to understand the complexity of regional requirements. This role will be part of the newly established technical/engineering team, lead design and develop of data flow pipelines to extract, transform, and load data from various data sources in various data format to enterprise data lake and data warehouse system in three regions in AWS delivering Data Science and Omni-channel Analytics solutions. This will be part of a high performing dynamic team with opportunities to learn and grow constantly.

As a Principal Information Systems Architect you will:

  • Be a key team member assisting in design and development of the data pipeline for Global Data and Analytics team

  • Able to do hands on work, lead data engineer team, mentor junior data engineer

  • Able to analyze long running jobs, do performance tuning on Apache Spark platform

  • Work with Data Scientist to perform statistical analysis and model fine-tuning using test results; train and retrain system when necessary

  • Work with Data Scientist to analyze common features across use cases; define reusable features in feature tables

  • Ensure consistent feature engineering between training and model serving

  • Automate model monitoring, model retrain, model deployment process based on business requirement

  • Adhere to best practices for coding, testing and designing reusable code/component

  • Provide architectural and data model oversight for data processing and data quality check from various sources, automate and track workflow and data flow

  • Able to explore new tools, technologies that will help to improve ETL platform performance and machine learning operations

  • Participate in sprint planning meetings and provide estimations on technical implementation; Collaborate and communicate effectively with the product teams

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The hard working professional we seek is a Data Engineer with experience building scalable, automated solutions in a fast-paced environment, with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Information Systems experience


Master’s degree and 4 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of Information Systems experience


Associate degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or Engineering, Statistics related fields

  • Ability to write robust code in Python, Java and R

  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills; Ability to learn quickly and detail oriented

  • Familiar with machine learning frameworks (like Keras or PyTorch) and librarys like scikit-learn, and other data science libraries

  • Familiar with feature store, mlflow, model registry, model deployment, and model serving

  • Experience with machine learning operations

  • Deep knowledge of math, probability, statistics and algorithms

  • Experience with data modeling for both OLAP and OLTP databases, hands-on experience with SQL, especially SparkSQL performance tuning

  • Experience with software DevOps CI/CD tools, such GitLab

  • Experience with docker container, Kubernetes container orchestration

  • Experience with Apache Airflow and Apache Spark; Spark performance turning

  • Experience with Pharmaceutical industry, commercial operations

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team



What you can expect of us

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

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • 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

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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 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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.