Amgen Specialist IS Architect - Single Sign-On & Cloud in Tampa, Florida

Amgen is seeking a Specialist IS (Information Systems) Architect to join the Identity Management (IdM) team and will oversee the design, integration, and support of Amgen's Single Sign-on Infrastructure and B2B infrastructure.

The Specialist IS Architect will report to the Senior Manager of End User Computing Services based out of Amgen's Capability Center in Tampa, Florida. 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.

Identity Management at Amgen is a core group responsible for managing all the enterprise directories, identity provisioning and access management/governance solutions, single sign-on tools, privileged identity management, PKI and other authentication platforms. This team is at the fore-front of enterprise architecture and security at Amgen and is passionate about providing solutions with great end user experience.

Key Activities for the Specialist IS Architect include:

  • Be the owner for Amgen's single sign-on environments including Okta, CA Siteminder, and Microsoft Azure, Amgen's multifactor authentication services such as RSA, Amgen's B2B environment providing solutions for external partners

  • Be the subject matter expert for single sign-on and communicate complex technology solutions across differing audiences including technical, managerial, business executives, and/or vendors

  • Be the technology lead for enterprise projects, including migration of on-premises WAM solutions to the Cloud. Engineer and implement single sign-on solutions for cloud and mobile authentication

  • Monitor operational and performance statistics for systems, perform preventative maintenance, and automate routine procedures. Periodically meet with Managed Service Provider to review SLA's, KPI's etc. Provide ISM management which includes change control review and approval, root cause analysis reviews and submissions, configuration library management, service metric evaluation and analysis, and report generation

  • Be accountable and responsible for executing and following through with system owner assigned tasks and compliance related requests

  • Create and maintain technical documentation such as SOPs, design documents, operational drawings, manuals, etc.

  • Enhances information competence at Amgen by answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members

  • Conduct routine hardware and software audits of servers and applications to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines

  • The Specialist IS Architect on occasion might have responsibilities outside of business hours

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

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Strong knowledge of Web Access Management and SSO technologies (Okta, Azure, Ping Federate, SAML, OAuth, and OpenID/Connect)

  • Experience with RSA Authentication Manager (SecurID) or other multi-factor authentication methods, risk based authentication

  • Experience and background of B2B concepts and architecture, application and reverse proxies

  • Working knowledge of networking concepts and protocols, LAN, WAN, SSL, Firewall, Load Balancer, and DMZ configurations

  • Scripting skills such as PowerShell, Perl, VB Script, etc.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

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.