Principal IS Business System Analyst
Thousand Oaks , California
February 07, 2017
Amgen is seeking a Principal IS Business Systems Analyst to join the multi-site Research & Development Informatics organization at either its Thousand Oaks, or its South San Francisco California campus. The Principal IS Business Systems Analyst will report to the Director, Research Informatics supporting the Therapeutic Areas, Genome Analysis Unit and Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences.
The Research Informatics team supports Discovery Research and Translational Research organizations globally with innovative IS solutions to accelerate and grow Amgen's pipeline of biopharmaceuticals. Our success in informatics is driven by our commitment to the IS Vision to accelerate growth through technology and informatics. Our focus is to:
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
Travel: Domestic and International travel up to 10% may be essential.
The Business Analyst will be responsible for eliciting IS requirements in working with various scientific teams, developing respective business cases for IS investments, and leading IS implementation projects to deliver value for the R&D organization globally.
The successful candidate will work closely with members of the scientific staff, effectively communicate with senior and executive managers in Research and in Information Systems and work productively on multi-disciplinary teams that include Project Managers, other Business Analysts, Software Architects, Software Engineers, Vendors, Data Scientists and Computational Biologists.
An exceptional candidate will also have a responsibility to build and guide the portfolio in the Target Identification and Validation and Non-Clinical Safety Assessment service areas through effective partnering with key service area client stakeholders.
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree and 2 years of Information Systems and/or Business Analysis experience
OR Master's degree and 6 years of Information Systems and/or Business Analysis experience
OR Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Information Systems and/or Business Analysis experience
OR Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Systems and/or Business Analysis experience
OR High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Information Systems and/or Business Analysis experience
Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate degree or Master's degree in Biological or Computer Science and 5+ years of experience in agile software development, business analysis, and / or project management in a Biotech/Pharma Research setting, including Academia.
Deep understanding of scientific and business processes and issues in the early Discovery Research phase of drug development, a demonstrated ability to negotiate software requirements within and across business units and an ability to translate requirements to abstract models that can be implemented in informatics and IS solutions.
Possess expertise in a variety of commercial and custom software environments used in early drug discovery activities, and employ that expertise to advise and support members of the scientific staff.
Expertise in molecular biological experimental techniques including but not limited to genomics, proteomics, epigenetics and animal models of disease together with an understanding of informatics methods and statistical techniques to analyze data acquired in biological experiments.
Demonstrated track record delivering innovative IS solutions in a Biotech/Pharma Research setting
Experience with analysis and integration of diverse biology data types, including a variety of genomics and pathway data, in-vivo experimental data, as well as in-vitro data.
Strong written and oral communication skills and sufficient subject matter expertise to be able to communicate effectively with scientific partners.
High learning agility, innovation, and problem solving skills.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
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.

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