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Director, Quality Data Science (R-143726)





Thousand Oaks, California, United States


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

Director, Quality Data Science


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world.

The Quality Data Science Director will be a pivotal member and leader of Amgen’s comprehensive Quality Transformation program enabling Amgen to continue delivering on its mission to serve patients amidst an increasingly dynamic and competitive landscape. As a senior Data Science leader, you will deliver data and insights that drive decision-making, execution, and investments for our Quality initiatives which span Amgen’s enterprise (Operations, R&D, and Commercial). The digital transformation will be multi-faceted; successful deployment will include end-to-end process simplification and the development of a digital ecosystem to seamlessly integrate data flows across the enterprise.


  • Lead and manage a small hard-working team of data scientists, supporting professional development and career growth of Amgen’s key talent while helping advance Amgen Quality’s digitals transformation strategy

  • Set a compelling vision and prioritize work based on product strategies and company goals

  • Support rapid assessment of opportunities to quickly test hypotheses, quantify value, refine scope, and facilitate development and endorsement of robust business cases

  • Work cross-functionally to influence product strategies and roadmaps, and help build a data-informed decision-making culture

  • Coach and mentor the team to define and drive the end-to-end process: scope projects, build pipelines and datasets, synthesize results, and support solution development

  • Partner and align with cross-functional counterparts, including IS/DTI data engineering, to author and develop core data sets and empower operational and exploratory analysis

  • Work closely with our Operations Digital Strategy & Capabilities “hub” organization to align on tools, best practices, and approaches

  • Monitor and evaluate external trends and cross-industry benchmarks to help shape ongoing transformation and technology roadmap


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is an employee with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of engineering, data analytics, or software development experience


Master’s degree and 8 years of engineering, data analytics, or software development experience


Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of engineering, data analytics, or software development experience


4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resource

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of experience/research in data science, analytics, and algorithms for biotech or related tech industries

  • 2+ years of experience in a managerial role, directly managing data scientists

  • Ability to build clear and concise presentations, and communicate effectively at every level of the organization

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field (e.g., Computer Science, Economics, Physics)

  • Expertise in advanced analytics and associated capabilities (e.g., AI, ML, pattern recognition, cloud-base application deployment, data lake / data fabric)

  • In-depth hands-on experience with analytical tools (e.g., Python/R, Tableau, SQL, data visualization, data pipeline tools)

  • Proven experience with using data and analytics solutions to drive operational efficiencies

  • Experience in leading a data analytics team with the medical device or similar regulated industry

  • Experience in post-market surveillance, complaint investigations, combination product and device regulations

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to large, digital transformation programs and collaborate seamlessly with cross-functional matrixed teams

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across all areas of Amgen, to include Operations, R&D, and Commercial partners

  • Consistently delivers on-time, and high-quality results aligned with ambition and business commitments

  • Experience in application development, application lifecycle management, and Agile development methodologies

  • Robust and pragmatic problem-solving approach with ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems

  • Champion of Amgen values and leadership attributes; patient-centric approach


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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • 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

Amgen discovers, develops, and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people’s lives.

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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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.