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Amgen Specialist IS BSA- (AWS, Agile, SCRUM, SQL) in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a Specialist IS Business Systems Analyst to join our Research & Medical Informatics (RMI) organization. The Specialist IS Business Systems Analyst will report to the Senior Manager, Research Informatics and will be based out of Amgen’s corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA. This role will focus on business engagement; understanding and detailing the processes and providing the system, data and analytics support for the key business capabilities globally. The Business Systems Analyst will join the Assay Analysis and Management Product Team supporting the ingestion, processing, analysis, and display of research assays across all therapeutic areas.

The Research Informatics team within R&MI supports platforms, technologies and applications for Amgen’s global research mission. Our success in Informatics is motivated by our dedication to our patients, to our business clients, and to using technologies that deliver critical business value. Further, we, at Amgen, are building upon our solid oncology, inflammation, and cardiometabolic foundation and 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. Come join a world leader in ethical medicine and help us treat, manage, and cure grievous illnesses.


  • Perform detailed business analysis of the processes / systems for the assigned business capability, that will serve as authoritative documentation and reference material on which to base tangible systems designs

  • Responsible for effectively eliciting IS requirements through working with various scientific teams, developing compelling business cases for IS investments, and leading IS implementation projects to deliver value for the Research organization globally

  • Work across multiple IS services supporting Research to develop IS solutions required to enable and further progress business capabilities

  • Handle internal and external vendors to ensure efficient delivery of the build and run services

  • Lead select IS/Informatics delivery projects as a project manager

  • Working closely with the enterprise architects and platform teams to ensure that the applications are aligned with the overall architectural and development guidelines

  • Contributing to the exploration and understanding of new tools and techniques, and undertake proofs of concept

  • Act as a run manager, provide Run/DevOps support, assess risks and options to maintain and fix production issues

  • Refine and deliver product backlog stories

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 2 years of relevant Information Systems experience


Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of relevant Information Systems experience


Associate’s degree and 10 years of relevant Information Systems experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and technical expertise to be able to communicate effectively with business and technology partners

  • Experience in data analytics, visualization, database technologies, scientific process engineering, semantic technologies or deep learning

  • Experience with AWS technologies such as S3, Redshift, Spectrum, EMR, Spark, Athena

  • Working knowledge of SQL, data modeling principles, and NoSQL datastores (Oracle, Red-shift, Impala, HDFS/Hive, Athena, etc.)

  • Experience working with Agile development methodologies (such as Sprint and Scrum) and DevOps

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. Prefer some background in science (academic or industrial).

  • 2+ years of experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical industry or equivalent

  • Service delivery attitude with demonstrated ability to deliver complex solutions working in collaborative teams

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage enterprise and external shared services to deliver solutions

  • Compelling examples of leadership, consulting, collaboration, project management

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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.

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