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Tampa, Florida - USD Full Time Posted: Friday, 14 February 2020
Amgen is seeking a technical architect to join our growing Global ERP (SAP) team based at the Amgen Capability Center in Tampa. This role provides technical leadership in evaluating and selecting infrastructure, application, and security standards for Amgen's Global ERP solutions in a 24X7 regulated environment.

The SAP Technical Architect collaboratively develops roadmaps, articulates solutions, advocates architectural concepts, recommends and implements the underlying technical foundations (compute, storage, network and cloud) for a robust, scalable and secure SAP solutions considering future growth assessments of Global ERP platform.

At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the-art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a significant impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. By centralizing these services and activities, we can improve teamwork, share standard methodologies, innovate and streamline processes for our entire enterprise. The invaluable contributions of our hardworking Tampa team will help us develop the vital and innovative medicines that treat serious illness and unmet medical needs around the globe

Key Responsibilities
  • Evaluate and design the future state architecture of Global ERP platform following best practices for SAP, infrastructure, and cloud technologies
  • Engage and interact with vendors to assess and develop roadmaps, reference architectures, and technology strategies for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) ERP solutions
  • Review and approve technical solutions based on established architecture guidelines, compliance requirements, and approved Global ERP roadmap
  • Work in teams to evaluate and recommend technologies and solutions to meet business requirements
  • Perform and guide others in performing installations, applying support packs, Kernel updates, and HANA revisions
  • Administer SAP and HANA systems leveraging tools such as HANA Cockpit and LaMa
  • Communicate effectively with senior leadership

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Information Systems experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience


High school diploma/GED and 12 years of Information Systems experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 plus years of experience in developing highly available system architectures for ERP solutions, both on-premise and cloud
  • 8 plus years of extensive hands-on Basis experience with at least 3 full lifecycle implementations of SAP solutions
  • Ability to transform business requirements into technical architecture, approach, or solution and expertise in writing system design documents for validated systems
  • Leads migration of existing on-premise ERP solutions to S/4 HANA including third party products
  • Experience in defining and implementing system refresh strategies leveraging TDMS for client copies and LaMa for homogeneous system copies
  • Proven experience with implementing, maintaining, and upgrading SAP systems, including monitoring and optimizing them for high performance
  • Experience with SAP S/4 HANA and SAP Cloud Platform is highly preferred
  • Understanding of Agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Previous work experience within a regulated environment is a plus
  • Good interpersonal, written and team collaboration skills

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering creative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses 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.

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.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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.

Tampa, Florida, United States of America
2/14/2020 8:39:53 AM

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