Principal Platform Architect – DigitalHealth
Posted: February 07, 2017
Reference ID: R-33447
Amgen is seeking a Principal IS Platform Architect at its main headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA or one of our tech hubs in Playa Vista (LA) to join the Technology Innovation and Digital Health teams and will report to the Director Digital Product Management. This position will be primarily accountable for serving Amgen's technology functions and teams as a subject-matter expert on:
Mobile health platforms (i.e. healthkit, carekit, researchkit, researchstack)
EHRs (i.e. Epic, Cerner, AllScripts, CompuGroup DE)
Business to consumer sales and distribution (i.e. Amazon, Baidu, Alibaba)
Micro services architecture and Master patient index and data integration
The Technology Innovation and Digital Health Teams at Amgen are pushing the boundaries of integrated health technology products and FDA/EMA-approvable technology. The Technology Innovation and Digital Health teams are bringing this new capability into the world's largest biotechnology company by the use of the most contemporary innovation and development platforms and tools.
Inform design and development and data acquisition/management of solutions within platform expertise
Technical design of the system capabilities (reusable modules) on the front-end and back-end infrastructure
Platform or Systems Integration and Product Launch, Learn & Scale stages of Amgen's technology development process.
Establish strong network with platform owner before and during product development
Acting as advisor for product design and product roadmap.
Information sharing for Scrum ceremonies
Design and development of simple, fit-for-purpose, easily accessible and implementable technologies
Implement solutions that are scalable (small to large within application), extendable (into new applications), and reliable within a given system or platform
Interoperable technologies with streamlined integration (pilot to scale) with other systems or platforms. Define and maintain boundaries and capabilities of micro services within the platform
Doctorate degree and 2 years of Software Development and/or Software Engineering experience
OR Master's degree and 6 years of Software Development and/or Software Engineering experience
OR Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Software Development and/or Software Engineering experience
OR Associate's degree and 10 years of Software Development and/or Software Engineering experience
OR High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Software Development and/or Software Engineering experience
3+ years' experience in mobile health technology platforms including EHRs
Experience with design of modern architecture and micro services
Familiarity with TDD (Test Driven Development)
Prior employment in healthcare institutions and experience working with or within a healthcare IT department
Experience working with Agile development methodologies and SDLC in a web environment
Experience building complex software systems
Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Java, Hadoop, C#, Python, JRuby, XML, PHP
Database experience (Oracle, Riak, Hbase, PostgreSQL, etc.)
Understanding of platform innovations, components and architecture and understand marketplace, competition and future trends as they inform the platform value proposition.
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.