Amgen Principal Software Development Engineer (SDE) in Tampa, Florida

The Principal Software Development Engineer (PSDE) position resides in Amgen's Analytics & Information Discovery team at Amgen, and will report to the Director, IS Analytics & Information Discovery. The PSDE will be based at Amgen's Capability Center in Tampa, FL.

At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the-art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.

Our small development team is an energetic, tight-knit team who is passionate about developing and delivering innovative DevOps and DataOps open source frameworks to help our business clients deliver drug therapies to patients that address grievous illnesses. We're driven by an insatiable desire to integrate cloud platforms, DevOps, automation, data analytics, and DataOps engineering to deliver industry leading solutions to our business partners. These solutions must address the business values of providing more effective, faster, higher quality, and lower cost capabilities to our business clients in their efforts to deliver effective medicines to patients.

The PSDE focuses on working directly on improving and extending the internally developed DevOps framework which is designed using open source tools and manages both custom code development and deployment capabilities, as well as test and deploy Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) applications into the Amgen's multi-cloud environment. We are currently extending capabilities to integrate serverless computing using CI/CD pipelines in both AWS and GCP. In addition, the Principal Engineer will be focusing on increasing our Kubernetes CD capabilities and assisting in our critical work in extending the framework to better support our data scientists in their DataOps needs, such as incorporating Jupyter Notebook and ML and AI modeling and development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Be a key team member assisting in the continuous development of the DevOps framework-adding, refactoring, and improving capabilities across the CI/CD pipeline

  • Be constantly curious and feed your passion and interests in cutting-edge technology and as you are given time to look for new and innovative ways to do business differently, better, and more cost effectively

  • Be a contributing technical leader across Amgen in enhancing the culture of innovation, automation, and solving difficult scientific and business challenges with DevOps and-to-end capabilities

  • Work with your fellow engineers in pushing enhanced CI/CD capabilities in the area of DataOps and better supporting the data modeling of Amgen's scientists in their effort to model pressing scientific challenges using an array of data analytics, AI, and ML services

  • Lead selected efforts to design, build, and develop Proof-of-Concept (POC) solutions and services that will rapidly and iteratively prove or disprove the concepts being considered and either integrate them into the production frameworks or close it down and start the process on the next innovative idea

  • Provide expertise to teams to create infrastructure-as-code that is scalable, performant, reliable, and secure

  • Help enhance and extend the serverless microservices pipeline, delivering better CI/CD for new applications on AWS and other cloud platforms

  • Help develop improved monitoring as-a-service capabilities in the DevOps framework to provide preconfigured controls to teams to implement early in their development lifecycles

  • Be an integral member of the core DevOps/DataOps development team and help develop, test, deploy, and operated the service 24x7x365 globally

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Product Development experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Product Development experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Product Development experience


Associate degree and 10 years of Product Development experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Product Development experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in computer science or related field

  • 5+ years of object-oriented design, data structures, design patterns and problem solving in a software development environment, preferably using agile/SCRUM methodologies

  • Experience with web service technologies, modern programming languages, and application frameworks such as Python, Java, JavaScript, Django, Grails, Express, etc.

  • Experience doing full stack development including infrastructure cloud services (Storage, VMs, Network, etc.) as well as application development including business logic, user interface, and user experience in a CI/CD pipeline environment

  • Experience developing, deploying, and managing applications using containers (Docker) and Kubernetes

  • Experience using a DevOps pipeline in cloud environments, preferably in AWS or GCP

  • Experience designing and delivering services in a multi-national, world-wide design pattern with its incumbent security, privacy, latency, and availability issues understood

  • Experience developing full stack services using contemporary security controls and best practices for authentication and authorization in hybrid on-prem and cloud environments

  • Familiarity with serverless (microservice) design and systems with AWS Lambda and API Gateway a plus

  • Strong leadership and communication skills to work with senior leadership and stakeholders in selling the vision and providing content and best practices on using CI/CD services

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.