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Amgen Sr Data Engineer - R&D Connected Data 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.

Senior Data Engineer


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for managing and optimizing the company's data infrastructure and architecture. You will design and implement data pipelines, develop data models, perform data integration, and ensure data quality and governance. Your expertise in data engineering, big data technologies, and data manipulation will contribute to the effective storage, processing, and utilization of large-scale data sets.

In partnership with enterprise data platform teams, functional technology teams and data scientists, this role will be part of a team delivering key R&D data initiatives that are contributing to the advancement of a connected data vision, including the Enterprise Data Fabric (EDF). The Enterprise Data Fabric serves as an information backbone to accelerate the ability of Amgen business leaders to understand and optimize business processes through analytic systems. The enablement of a connected data ecosystem is a key dependency for the realization of critical business strategies across Research and Development, such as AI/ML and advancing precision medicine.

In this role, you will be a Sr Data Engineer aligned to a technical product team driving a backlog of Research & Development Informatics outcomes including enabling a R&D Data Catalog and maturing the overall R&D data landscape in the Enterprise Data Fabric.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Product Owner, Release Train Engineer and Scrum master to plan and execute assigned work

  • Work with Data Architects to refine and optimize the technical environment for reuse, agility and performance.

  • Ensure that the data requirements for applications, data scientists, and cross-functional use cases are met.

  • Ensure that performance, reliability of the system is high.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic 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’s degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years of experience in the data warehouse space

  • 3+ years of experience with one or more programming languages, Python, Scala, or Java.

  • 5+ Experience architecting and building ETL pipelines; Hands-on experience with SQL

  • Experience with Semantic Layer technologies

  • Experience with data modeling, performance tuning, and experience on relational and graph databases.

  • Experience working with Apache Spark, Apache Airflow

  • Hands-on development experience with Databricks

  • Experience with Software engineering best-practices, including but not limited to version control, CI/CD, automated testing

  • Experience with AWS services: EC2, S3, EMR, RDS, Redshift/Spectrum, Lambda, Glue,

  • Athena, API gateway, and design patterns (Containers, Serverless, Docker, etc.)

  • Experience working as part of an Agile product team


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

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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.