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Amgen Director of Software Engineering and Cloud Automation (US Remote) in Thousand Oaks, California


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 reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Director of Software Engineering and Cloud Automation


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will lead a multidisciplinary group of software engineers delivering services to all divisions supporting their software development and cloud enablement work. You will continue to build, improve, and operate Amgen’s custom DevSecOps platform and cloud provisioning infrastructure. Would you like to use your years of software innovation expertise to help unlock the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses?

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead multiple highly technical teams including software application engineers, DevOps engineers, SREs, test engineers and provide mentorship to team members to empower the team.

  • Provide executive leadership and vision to the team's product owners and help define and drive communication of the technical vision/roadmap to all Stakeholders across Amgen which will ultimately translates into building solutions to advance innovation at Amgen

  • Provide thought leadership and ownership of software engineering, cloud provisioning and management, and onboarding new technologies as you coordinate with Amgen domain experts and key functional partners to deliver groundbreaking services for their business needs

  • Work seamlessly with Security, Infrastructure, Quality, and other critical teams to build unified services which integrate their standardized methodologies into end-to-end services for our business customers

  • Identify and manage preferred technology vendors, introduce solutions that meet business objectives, and lead POCs which drive new end-to-end solutions for Amgen

  • Refine and improve current team SDLC processes, team structure, continuous delivery, automated testing, and build business justifications for new services.

  • Continue building a strong culture of high-quality engineering practices, continuous learning, and growing multi-functional collaboration

  • Provide leadership and expertise to your teams who own, design and run Amgen's DevSecOps, monitoring, and cloud management platforms


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Software Engineering and Cloud Automation professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Doctorate degree and 4 years of IT experience


Master’s degree and 8 years of IT experience


Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of IT experience


4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability building and leading large software development teams who have designed and delivered commercially shipping software product or services

  • Solid system design and architecture experience. Experience leading agile development and delivering object-oriented systems with high availability.

  • People management experience building strong technical teams and leading managers. Show a passion for people management and mentorship.

  • Possess a deep knowledge of software development, build processes, languages, and related services (for example, Objective C, C++, Java, messaging protocols, identity and security, and web services)

  • Experience designing and delivering production cloud solutions, virtual and containerized platforms, and running operational management practices and frameworks

  • Shown success collaborating with the multi-functional teams to drive customer satisfaction, exceed customer expectations, and create and implement business plans to accelerate the adoption of new services

  • Strong verbal/written communication and inter-personal skills

  • Understand security, risk and compliance frameworks, disaster recovery, high availability architectures, hardware, operating systems and networking connectivity

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities and being consistent and measured while working under uncertainty.

  • Experience with data modeling, ML/AI will be a plus


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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for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

Join Us

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 and Puerto Rico 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.