Senior Associate Data Engineer- Omics

  • Amgen
  • Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 06, 2022

Job Description


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 Associate Data Engineer- Omics

This will be a hybrid work role split between your home and our office. We are open to candidates in Canada (Burnaby) or the US (Thousand Oaks, Tampa, South San Francisco)


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. The candidate will join our Research Informatics team to deliver data engineering solutions for the Omics team. You will support our Research partners in designing and implementing IS solutions for Discovery, Non-Clinical & Early Development.

The Research Informatics team supports discovery research and translational sciences globally with innovative IS and Data Science solutions to accelerate and grow Amgen's pipeline of biopharmaceuticals. Our success in informatics is driven by our dedication to the IS Vision:
  • Unlock knowledge and data for faster innovation
  • Create value with compelling, consumable and resilient technology
  • Enrich Amgen's engagement with patients and the healthcare community

Further, we at Amgen are building upon our strong oncology foundation and 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.

  • Query, manipulate, and visualize data using R, RShiny, JavaScript, CSS, and commercial data visualization tools
  • Develop bioinformatics (e.g. R Shiny) applications and relevant usage analytics
  • Develop data processing pipelines for large datasets in the cloud (AWS); integrate with other data sources where applicable
  • Collaborate with the other engineering team members to ensure all services are reliable, maintainable, and well-integrated into existing platforms
  • Adhere to best practices for testing and designing reusable code
  • Ensure effective communication between scientific area management, technical staff and vendors to analyze scientific needs and implement informatics solutions in data acquisition, integration and analysis


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 self motived with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in computer science or closely relevant degree program
  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of software engineering experience
  • Associate's degree and 6 years of software engineering experience
  • High school diploma / GED and 8 years of software engineering experience
  • Demonstrated mastery of R and RShiny
  • Experience working with container technologies (e.g., Docker) and developing microservices
  • Strong learning agility, ability to pick up new technologies used to support early drug discovery data analysis needs

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Life Sciences, Computer Science or Engineering
  • Experience in developing or supporting bioinformatics, cheminformatics, laboratory automation, or other scientific applications
  • Demonstrated foundation in software design and proficiency in languages such as Java and Python
  • Strong experience working with Agile & DevOps (Jenkins, JIRA, Github) frameworks with successful experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Experience in Cloud (AWS, databricks platforms) & HPC (high performance computing) environments
  • Experience in developing and supporting web applications including familiarity with web technologies and frameworks (EXTJS, D3 JS, React.js)
  • Data analysis and reporting experience by using analytics, visualization, and database technologies (Oracle, PL SQL, Spotfire, Tableau, Python - NumPy, SciPy, Pandas)
  • Experience processing and analyzing large NGS data
  • Expertise with translating business requirements to technical requirements and recommend solutions
  • Strong written and oral communication 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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Join Us

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.