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Senior Engineer - Research & Automation Technologies

Amgen
South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Job Code
    115291498
Amgen

Job ID: R-87315
Location: South San Francisco, CA, US 94083

Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is expanding our Research and Development facility in San Francisco, CA (ASF).
The Research and Automation Technologies Group, an innovation engineering group within the Discovery Technologies organization, is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Engineer. This individual will work as both a leader and a hands-on member of a team in the design, implementation, and support of automated solutions across the research labs at Amgen. Responsibilities include the full range of device and system design, from conceptualization to installation, of automated devices and systems to enable Research and Development scientists.

Position Responsibilities
Design and development of new software, including:
Embedded software running on microcontrollers on devices
Client software to control single devices and the integration of multiple devices
Data management tools for the reduction, visualization, and analysis of complex data sets
Integration software to include custom data parsers and integration with corporate LIMS
Database design and development
Implementing next-generation automation devices, and contributing to their microfluidic, mechanical, and electrical design
Assisting our scientific end-users in: identifying opportunities to improve their workflows through lab automation; in specifying requirements for devices and/or integrations and identifying best-in-class instrumentation; in implementing either vendor-supplied lab automation integrations, or in-house developed integrations
Participation in user requirement interviews, project design discussions, and reviews
CAD-based design of parts and assemblies, followed by the development of technical drawings for part fabrication
Engineering documentation and version control of all part/assembly/machine code documents, circuit/wiring/electrical diagrams, and source code
System component assembly, testing, and installation. System software configuration and scripting
End-user training
Collaboration with vendors and academia for development of beta-stage technologies

Basic Qualifications
Doctorate Degree
OR
Master's degree and 3 years of engineering experience
OR
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of engineering experience
OR
Associate's degree and 10 years of engineering experience
OR
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications
Master's and 3+ years relevant experience or Bachelor's with 5+ years relevant experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a data engineering setting with a background in Computer Science, Engineering or closely related discipline
Successful experience developing software applications de novo. Broad and extensive software development skill sets are required, as well as deep knowledge and experience in Microsoft development technologies (C#, WPF, Visual Studio, SQL Server)
Knowledge and primary experience in the design, prototyping, and manufacture of electro-mechanical and microfluidic systems related to drug discovery
Experience with a variety of lab automation equipment and control software including but not limited to solutions from HighRes Biosolutions, Agilent, Tecan, Hamilton, GNF, etc.
Experience with computer aided design tools such as SolidWorks
Ability to effectively communicate with client Biologists and Chemists, and translate scientific needs and opportunities into functional requirements
Excellent time management skills
Eagerness and ability to work in team-based environment but capable of working as an independent contributor in deadline-driven projects with minimal supervision
Strong understanding of machine shop and hardware fabrication techniques, including CNC milling, 3-D scanning and printing, laser etching and cutting, and soft and hard lithography
Experience with machine learning/AI algorithms, laboratory equipment API software interface development, interfacing with LIMS is a plus

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

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.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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<b>Amgen</b><br/><br/><b>Job ID: </b>R-87315<br/><b>Location: </b>South San Francisco, CA, US 94083<br/><br/>Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is expanding our Research and Development facility in San Francisco, CA (ASF).<br>The Research and Automation Technologies Group, an innovation engineering group within the Discovery Technologies organization, is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Engineer. This individual will work as both a leader and a hands-on member of a team in the design, implementation, and support of automated solutions across the research labs at Amgen. Responsibilities include the full range of device and system design, from conceptualization to installation, of automated devices and systems to enable Research and Development scientists.<br><br><b>Position Responsibilities</b><br>Design and development of new software, including:<br>Embedded software running on microcontrollers on devices<br>Client software to control single devices and the integration of multiple devices<br>Data management tools for the reduction, visualization, and analysis of complex data sets<br>Integration software to include custom data parsers and integration with corporate LIMS<br>Database design and development<br>Implementing next-generation automation devices, and contributing to their microfluidic, mechanical, and electrical design<br>Assisting our scientific end-users in: identifying opportunities to improve their workflows through lab automation; in specifying requirements for devices and/or integrations and identifying best-in-class instrumentation; in implementing either vendor-supplied lab automation integrations, or in-house developed integrations<br>Participation in user requirement interviews, project design discussions, and reviews<br>CAD-based design of parts and assemblies, followed by the development of technical drawings for part fabrication<br>Engineering documentation and version control of all part/assembly/machine code documents, circuit/wiring/electrical diagrams, and source code<br>System component assembly, testing, and installation. System software configuration and scripting<br>End-user training<br>Collaboration with vendors and academia for development of beta-stage technologies<br><br><b>Basic Qualifications</b><br>Doctorate Degree<br>OR<br>Master's degree and 3 years of engineering experience<br>OR<br>Bachelor's degree and 5 years of engineering experience<br>OR<br>Associate's degree and 10 years of engineering experience<br>OR<br>High school diploma / GED and 12 years of engineering experience<br><br><b>Preferred Qualifications</b><br>Master's and 3+ years relevant experience or Bachelor's with 5+ years relevant experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a data engineering setting with a background in Computer Science, Engineering or closely related discipline<br>Successful experience developing software applications de novo. Broad and extensive software development skill sets are required, as well as deep knowledge and experience in Microsoft development technologies (C#, WPF, Visual Studio, SQL Server)<br>Knowledge and primary experience in the design, prototyping, and manufacture of electro-mechanical and microfluidic systems related to drug discovery<br>Experience with a variety of lab automation equipment and control software including but not limited to solutions from HighRes Biosolutions, Agilent, Tecan, Hamilton, GNF, etc.<br>Experience with computer aided design tools such as SolidWorks<br>Ability to effectively communicate with client Biologists and Chemists, and translate scientific needs and opportunities into functional requirements<br>Excellent time management skills<br>Eagerness and ability to work in team-based environment but capable of working as an independent contributor in deadline-driven projects with minimal supervision<br>Strong understanding of machine shop and hardware fabrication techniques, including CNC milling, 3-D scanning and printing, laser etching and cutting, and soft and hard lithography<br>Experience with machine learning/AI algorithms, laboratory equipment API software interface development, interfacing with LIMS is a plus<br><br>Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do. <br><br>Join Us <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.<br/><br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/PdRjW7SQKjzYIMNmTPXLW"> <p>PI115291498</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-08 Expires: 2019-12-09

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