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Amgen Senior Associate Information Systems - Database Developer Software Engineer in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a multi-dimensional Senior Associate Information Systems (IS) Database Developer to design, build, and run lab data and lab asset management software solutions supporting Amgen's scientists and lab operations team.

Join Amgen's Enterprise Benchtop team within the Research & Medical Informatics (R & MI) organization. The role will work with the leader of the team and will focus on crafting, building, and running leading-edge lab informatics solutions. You will be using modern technology stacks components to support Amgen’s scientific laboratory operations.

The team consists of 11 team members supporting lab IT at Amgen across multiple sites. Our mission is to ensure lab IT assets and lab data is secure, robust, scalable, and cost-efficient. We are accountable for lab cyber resiliency, lab instrument computers, lab IT asset inventory, lab data protection, and enterprise solutions to support overall lab operations.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and run database and data analytic solutions to support lab operations, lab data management, and lab asset management in support of global Research and Process Development labs at Amgen

  • Requirements analysis and refinement for critical problems impacting enterprise lab operations, lab data management, and lab asset management

  • Database development and administration; design, and evaluation of tools and technologies for the performant, secure, efficient, and scalable system solutions.

  • Agile software development on modern technology stack platforms and processes including noSQL technologies, Gitlab for source-code control, JIRA for agile development and issue management, AWS for server deployment, and a host of enterprise support tools for continuous integration and continuous development software management (Jenkins, Maven, Kubernetes).

  • Access to enterprise scalable platform for high-performance data science problems including an Enterprise Data Lake and reporting platforms for solutions requiring data analytics, machine learning, search, natural processing, visualizations and reporting.

  • Identification of new IT solutions based on observed pain-points while working with lab scientists, members lab operations groups, and the team.

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of information systems experience


Associate’s degree and 6 years of information systems experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Information systems experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working within an agile software development lifecycle and developing software in a continuous deployment process using source code control systems, issue management systems, automated test and integration systems.

  • Proficiency with relational and non-relational (noSQL) database technologies and platforms (MS SQL, Oracle, noSQL platforms)

  • Proficiency writing SQL scripts, data model design, and other data management technologies.

  • Experience in one or more programming languages such as Python, Java, C# .NET, or C++ on Windows or Unix environments.

  • Web application development experience

  • Experience building and deploying infrastructure with cloud deployment (Amazon, Azure) and using source code control, build and test automation technologies like GitLab, Ansible, Docker, Jenkins, etc.

  • Exposure to additional software development technologies and platforms which might include: Databricks, Tableau, Spotfire, EXTJS, D3 JS, Oracle DB, SQLServer, Python, VBScript.

  • Willing and able to learn a new software technologies to provide solutions for scientists and business users.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering creative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses 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.

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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.​