Amgen Senior Associate IS Business Systems Analyst in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a IS Business Systems Analyst located in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Analyst will work within the Operations IS (OIS) group to support the Process Development business organization. The Analyst will contribute to the success of Operations IS functions by making fundamental improvements in how information is managed, business processes are operated, physical processes are controlled, and work flow is directed to efficiently achieve the integration and orchestration of all activities required for product development and will attend strategic cross-functional meetings to facilitate the optimization of processes through implementation of solutions that enable enterprise-wide information knowledge management. The Operations Information Systems team supports the Quality, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Process Development functions to ensure they have the systems and processes necessary to supply lifesaving products to Amgen's Patients around the globe.


  • Actively engage with business users to analyze business needs, gather and document business and solution requirements around integrations with Data Sources and Analytic Solutions

  • Provide guidance to project teams on defining business needs, articulating solutions and approaches for addressing business needs, and presenting business cases for proposed solutions

  • Lead the technical design, development, testing, implementation, and support of key projects and data visualization, dashboards & reporting

  • Participate in the design, development and governance of Data Lake Data Architecture components.

  • Review project deliverables throughout development to ensure quality and traceability to requirements and adherence to all quality management plans and standards. Participate in quality management reviews

  • Work and collaborate with the IS Technical Architects in the Analytics & Knowledge Management team and vendors to determine the best technical solutions for OIS

  • Manage the backlog of requirements/user stories and oversee EDL (Enterprise Data Lake) specifications.

  • Prepare and maintain communication materials like roadmaps, position papers, presentations, demos, playbooks and socialize the materials with business clients and partner IS services

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree in Information Systems


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:

  • Big 4 Consulting experience

  • Ability to effectively present information for all levels, and respond to questions from managers, clients, and customers

  • Able to successfully develop, launch, and manage product offerings for Analytics and Reporting

  • Experience managing the end-to-end delivery of complex projects

  • Solid understanding of Big Data Concepts and Technologies.

  • Experience and familiarity with solutions on AWS

  • Solid experience and understanding in areas of data modeling, data quality, data management strategy to support business needs, data access methods, and approaches in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Hands-on experience with at-least two of the following technologies - Spotfire, Tableau, IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects, IBM TM1, Micro Strategy

  • Experience with scripting in Python and R to provide guidance to PD users

  • 3 or more years of Life Science industry experience focused on analytics, business intelligence, reporting or data Management

  • Good overall understanding of business, manufacturing, and laboratory systems common in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the integration of these systems through applicable standards

  • Understanding of FDA regulations governing computer system validation and operation in biotech manufacturing and laboratory areas

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative 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 leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since1980, 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 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.