Amgen Principal Solution Architect Information Systems in Thousand Oaks, California
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.
Amgen is seeking a Principal Solution Architect (IS) at its main headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA to join the Operations IS (OIS) group reporting to the Director, Operations IS - Process Development and will be responsible for leading the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) program as part of Amgen Full Potential (AFP - transformational initiative) IS for Process Development (IS4PD) initiative, including all IS related activities and oversee the solution architecture associated with the program from ideation to delivery as well as long term ownership of platforms and processes.
Travel: International and domestic travel up to 20%
Oversee the architecture and implementation of IS solutions that enable PLM capabilities across Operations and integrate with ongoing Amgen initiatives such as Product Variations & Regulated Document Management (PV&RDM)
Responsible for driving the PLM solution architecture, design, and delivery that meets intended business outcomes
Lead a highly cross functional team of IS & Business professionals across various functions ensuring continued collaboration & alignment within the team to contribute to the overall success of the program
As the technical point of contact for any PLM IS needs develop a detailed understanding of underlying technologies and related capabilities including deployment strategies. Focus is on product configurations, bills of materials, drug manufacturing processes, product change control, and device engineering
Ensure IS representation at governance meetings to develop, support and maintain business and IS strategy during the program deployment stages
Work across business organizations to create and maintain an integrated approach to process development, manufacturing, and quality and R&D
Drive and maintain PLM's platform in conjunction with Amgen's IS platform strategy
Create strong partnerships with other Operations IS, R&D and linkage with the Corporate OIS team
Define long term ownership of the platforms and processes supporting the program.
Doctorate degree and 2 years of Information Systems experience
Master's degree and 6 years of Information Systems experience
Bachelor's degree and 8 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
Extensive knowledge of PLM technology landscape; depth in Oracle Agile PLM
Extensive experience (5+ years) implementing PLM at a large scale across multiple business functions
Ability to create and present content in front of an executive audience
Understanding of ISA95 operations systems architecture; understanding of S88 recipe standards
Experienced in the delivery of large cross functional projects using Agile/Scrum Methodology
Ability to manage, drive and influence a highly cross functional team
Ability to ensure effective business engagement and alignment across multiple functions
Ability to translate business requirements in to Product Backlog for delivery
Experience delivering IS solutions in a regulated environment
Project management skills necessary to lead a program with multiple threads including planning, change control, master data strategy and document management
Work independently and have demonstrated capability to manage large complex project over $10M
Experience with long term ownership of technology platforms and processes including both 'Build' (develop) and 'Run' (maintain)
Big 5 consulting experience
Agile scrum certification
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.