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Amgen Specialist IS Business System Analyst 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, Global Medical IS 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 Global Medical IS team within R&MI supports platforms, technologies and applications for opinion leader relationship management and scientific exchange and evidence generation globally. 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 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.


  • 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 Global Medical organization globally

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

  • Use data design patterns and architectures to generate system designs

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

  • Lead select IS/Informatics delivery projects as 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 proof of concepts

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

  • Own and handle product backlog delivery

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 3 years of relevant Information Systems experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 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

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

  • Strong SQL skills with an understanding of RDBMS, MPP, and HDFS databases and performance tuning experience related to reporting queries

  • Sound knowledge of large enterprise applications/platforms like Salesforce, Veeva, Anaplan, Tableau

  • Working knowledge of AWS technologies such as S3, Redshift, Spectrum, EMR, Spark, Athena

  • Working knowledge of data modeling principles and tuning of relational as well as 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

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

  • Strong examples of service delivery attitude with demonstrated ability to deliver complex solutions

  • Self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in teams

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

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

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 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.

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