Data Scientist


You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. 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. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.



What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will support the digital transformation of Amgen Operations by using advanced analytics to characterize business performance in Operations, evaluate potential opportunities, and enable step change in business performance. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding leader who can use his/her quantitative expertise to challenge the "status quo", drive automation and continuous improvement, and embed digital ways of working in Operations. The role will be providing analytical support and enabling data driven decision making that will build foundational capability to provide end-to-end visibility into business processes and build advanced analytics solutions to drive value.

In addition to focusing on solving traditional and big data problems, the Data Scientist will support our Data Management and Governance programs, Data Architecture and Modeling, and the overall data footprint. This role will interact with a wide range of business leaders to understand processes, analyze data, and present findings.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive cross functional analytics projects from beginning to end: from building relationships with key leaders, to collecting and analyzing data, as well as summarize and present key insights in support of decision making to help evaluate strategic options that support data and analytics transformation
  • Use analytics tools and scientific difficulty to produce meaningful insights
  • Build a wide-range of innovative analytics and data solutions, from descriptive to machine learning based (including real-time visualization tools that leverage Big Data platforms with real-time data ingestion and processing)
  • Drive data engineering/harmonization efforts in analytics projects, comfortable with manipulating datasets across a variety of source systems
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, project-based work, willing to drive and own end-to-end analytics from ideation to industrialization
  • Collaborate with business leaders, subject matter experts, and decision makers to develop success criteria and optimize analytics solutions across Operations
  • Assist in developing business cases and strategic recommendations
  • Provide support in developing executive communications and present analysis and insights to Amgen's senior leadership
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and support special projects


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The Data professional we seek is a collaborative team-player with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of related data science or business experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related data science or business experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of related data science or business experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of related data science or business experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in data science, business, statistics, data mining, applied mathematics, business analytics, engineering, computer science or related field and 3 years of experience in developing sophisticated analytics algorithms and analyzing data specifically in Operations (BioPharma Operations a plus)
  • Understanding of / experience in Operations, including Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, etc.
  • Statistical or mathematical modeling experience
  • Strong data engineering skills, familiar with SQL/Spark SQL and able to manipulate, extract, and transform large datasets across platforms/systems
  • Ability to work with unstructured data sets and harmonize complex Operations data
  • Familiarity with common Operations systems, such as SAP, Rapid Response, MES, LIMS, etc.
  • Previous work with sophisticated analytics tool sets, such as R, Python, SQL, Alteryx, etc.
  • Experience processing, filtering, and presenting large quantities of data stored in data warehouse or data lake repositories and data extracted directly from the source systems
  • Experience with data visualization tools or packages (such as Tableau or Spotfire) and familiarity using Dev Ops technologies. Experience working on a cloud platform (e.g., AWS, Azure, etc.) is a plus
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate cross-functionally in an organization
  • Upbeat, detailed oriented, highly motivated team-player that offers efficiency in ambiguous situations and ability to balance multiple projects concurrently


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.