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Amgen Scrum Master/Project Manager for Research Data and Analytics in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. 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. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Scrum Master/Project Manager for Research Data and Analytics


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role, you will be part of a team which plays a meaningful role in accelerating early pipeline work by incorporating novel data management workflows into easy-to-use software tools accessible by all researchers. You will work with expert scientists, vendors and teams of business systems analysts and software developers to establish the roadmap of technology solutions and how they should be integrated into scientists’ workflow with the best user experience.

Our success in informatics is inspired by our commitment to our patients, to our business partners, and handle to use technologies that deliver critical business value. Further, we at Amgen are building upon long-term commitment to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules, and we need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients.

Key Responsibilities

The Research Informatics team seeks an experienced Scrum Master to execute on business outcomes for the Research enterprise data lake and Research reporting platforms:

Function as the servant leader and coach for the Research Data and Analytics Agile Product Team. Enable the overall adoption of SAFe agile by coaching customers and other non-agile teams on effective interactions with agile teams and participating in the Agile Community of Practice. Facilitate team events, including the Daily Stand-up, Iteration Planning, Iteration Review, and Iteration Retrospective ensuring that they are productive and kept within the timebox. Facilitate the removal of impediments to improve the likelihood of achieving the objectives of the Iteration. Support the Product Owner in their efforts to lead the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope. Coordinate inter-team collaboration and help the team operate well on the Release train. Guide the team in establishing normalized estimates, schedule and facilitate product release planning activities including approvals and communications. Lead budget and support Product Owner and Agile Coach with the Product Team funding process.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The informatics professional we seek is a driven performer with these qualifications.

Basic qualifications

  • Doctorate degree (or)

  • Master’s degree and 3 years of Information Systems experience (or)

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Information Systems experience (or)

  • Associate degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience (or)

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

Preferred qualifications

  • Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) certification.

  • Experience with SAFe® concepts including Lean-Agile Mentality, SAFe Core Values, SAFe Principles, Scrum, Built-In Quality practices from Extreme Programming (XP) and Work in Process (WIP) limits from Kanban.

  • Skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, and conflict resolution.

  • Experience conducting backlog refinement, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives and scrum events, and managing burndown metrics & velocity.

  • Experience working with end-users to write and prioritize requirements represented as user-stories.

  • Good project management, meeting facilitation, negotiation, planning and organizational change leadership skills.

  • Ability to lead activities across multiple initiatives or teams simultaneously.

  • Great teammate who can collaborate and provide leadership through influence to achieve the required results.

  • Experience with Atlassian products such as Jira, Confluence or Azure DevOps.

  • Knowledgeable in the concepts of continuous integration, continuous delivery, and automation.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to set the context and present on complex subjects in clear and concise manner.

  • High learning agility, innovation, technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • 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.

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.

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