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Amgen Senior Software Engineer - Scientific Platform, Computing & Analytics (Remote Canada or US) in Toronto, Ontario


Would you like to take your full-stack development skills and help deliver the world's most advanced and life-changing biotech medicines by building creative and ground-breaking software frameworks? Amgen is using cloud technology, DevOps frameworks, and continuous deployment pipelines to build new drug therapies for patients that address grievous illnesses.

Senior Software Engineer - Scientific Platform, Computing & Analytics

Remote Work (Canada or US)


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will help build innovative scientific applications with modern technology stacks that will be used by our research partners to drive Amgen’s innovation in drug discovery. You will join our passionate Research Informatics team to deliver solutions by using Agile and DevOps methodologies. You will also support our Research team in crafting and implementing IS solutions for Discovery, Non-Clinical & Early Development.

Our success in informatics is inspired by our dedication 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 dedication 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.


  • Lead technical workstreams to develop software components in support of R&D scientific business objectives

  • Design, develop, and deliver high-quality, scalable, and robust software products & components in collaboration with product management, stakeholders & engineering teams

  • Ensure effective design, development, and management of software products to align with security & quality standards of Amgen

  • Collaborate with scientists to evaluate and use innovative technologies in the industry to meet scientific business needs. Add to the vision & roadmap for the Research software ecosystem.

  • Help in crafting R&D information model and data assets to ensure data integrity, reliability, and interoperability

  • Supply to the development of technical strategy and establish unified principles for software development.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The analytical professional we seek is a problem solver with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degreeOR

  • Master’s degree & 2 years of Information Systems experienceOR

  • Bachelor’s degree & 4 years of Information Systems experienceOR

  • Associate’s degree & 10 years of Information Systems experienceOR

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Foundation in software design and engineering practices

  • Experience in developing and supporting scientific applications or laboratory information systems

  • Experience with agile software development methodologies

  • Strong proficiency in one or more of the following technologies:

  • Java or Python programming languages

  • JavaScript web application framework, such as ExtJS or ReactJS

  • Relational databases such as Oracle or Postgres

  • AWS services related to compute and storage, such as EC2, S3, Lambda, ECS or Batch

  • CI/CD pipelines, such as GitLab CI/CD or Jenkins

  • Ability to pick up scientific knowledge and understanding of scientists’ software requirements and workflows.

  • Experience with bioinformatics applications including NGS pipeline development.

  • High learning agility, innovation, and analytical 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.