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Amgen Specialist IS 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.

Specialist IS Engineer - Linux


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will will serve at a domain expert (SME) level within the Global Infrastructure Services team supporting with accountability for all Linux administration related activities while managing various toolsets for Operating System Administration, Performance, Reporting, and monitoring needs in a 24x7 regulated environment. The incumbent will design and implement enterprise Linux server solutions that meet business requirements in line with defined strategies, compliance requirements, and fiscal guidelines.

The Specialist IS Engineer 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 administration group that manages physical and virtual hosting including private and public cloud hosting options, operating systems, databases, middleware, storage, and backup. The primary Linux platform supported by this group is RHEL with a smaller footprint of Ubuntu.

  • Provide and support automation solutions to repeated tasks such as server builds, OS patching, configuration changes and software deployments to manage servers at scale using tools such as Ansible.

  • Support the Service Owner, full time employees, and managed service provider in the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of the service

  • Ensure service is aligned with the key principles of operational excellence which include meeting the needs of the business, cost effectiveness, scalability, compliance, reliability and resilience

  • Manage and administer Linux Systems, related services and support engineered systems

  • Provide support to leverage, deploy and manage AWS technologies: EC2, EBS, S3 and Snapshots for example

  • Contribute to the development of the architecture roadmap for Linux including technical standards and policies.

  • Operate as a technical lead for less experienced staff and Managed Service Providers

  • Monitor security bulletins to obtain information of potential threats; analyze and lead necessary security patch implementations to ensure ongoing system resilience and reliability

  • Provide performance analysis and tune systems while applying software and hardware tools to identify, analyze, and diagnose complex problems and factors affecting performance.

  • Investigate and resolve server related technical issues providing rotational 24x7 On-Call Support at the SME level and assist/lead Root Cause Analysis reviews

  • Accountable for audit and security compliance issues (Amgen and government regulations) related to Linux platforms


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The IS professional we seek is an Engineer with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 3 years of Information Systems and Linux admin experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Information Systems and Linux admin experience


Associate’s degree and 10 years of Information Systems and Linux admin experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of DevOps principles, Site Reliability Engineering, Agile, GitOps and CICD

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

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

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

  • Strong understanding of operating system and network tools for fixing performance issues

  • Strong 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 skilled in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues

  • Previous demonstrated experience mentoring less experienced Linux engineers


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A 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—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.

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