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Amgen Specialist Information Systems Architect in Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Specialist IS Architect


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be an integral member of the DTI team working on a newly formed Agile Product Team that will own Amgen's Structured Content Authoring and Generative AI solutions supporting the common technical document submission process and their integration with upstream and downstream data sources and systems. The position is located in our offices in Thousand Oaks, CA, or Tampa, FL, or we can also consider remote applicants in a United States. Come join our team and be a part of something new that we can be proud of!

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Provides design guidance that follows the enterprise architecture vision and adheres to applicable application technology guidelines; mitigates the impact of technical design on security, performance and data privacy

  • Plans and develops architectural designs and application solutions

  • Resolves technical issues and seeks application rationalization

  • Identify and prototype tools and technology, in both an advisory, and in some cases, hands-on capacity

  • Leads other engineers by example

  • Integrates systems with commercial off-the-shelf applications and custom developed applications

  • Migrates existing applications and develops new applications in major cloud platforms

  • Communicates effectively with senior leadership

  • Interprets and translates goals into technical specifications and drives technological change

  • Demonstrates business and domain acumen to interpret and translate architecture plans into business plans

  • Collaborates with other architects and developers to provide technical design guidance that aligns with strategy and technical standards

  • Evaluates and makes strategic design decisions that address specific technological needs

  • Develops and maintains application roadmaps

  • Researches and evaluates emerging technologies and novel approaches to make recommendations that enhance business processes and/or create competitive advantages

  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to resolve complex technical issues; uses analytical thinking skills to identify, debug and resolve technical issues

  • Uses business knowledge and interpersonal skills to build, maintain and influence relationships with senior leaders and suppliers


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 3 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Information Systems experience


Associate degree and 10 years of Information Systems


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with Amgen City Planning platforms like Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, MuleSoft, Databricks, etc.

  • Understands established software development lifecycles and methodologies including Agile, iterative and waterfall, using blended resources

  • Learns rapidly and continuously takes advantage of new technologies, concepts and business models

  • Stays current with emerging technology trends

  • Experience with architectural design and application delivery

  • Acquainted with Lean IT principles and data-driven approaches

  • Familiar with architectural domains including cloud application architecture and container-based deployment

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving, communication and presentation skills

  • Good understanding of business complexity and project inter-dependencies

  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to question thought partners across disciplines

  • Outstanding communication and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations

  • Good understanding of basic system engineering, information risk and security guidelines and architecture standards

  • Be a great teammate able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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.