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Principal IS Architect  Storage (NetApp) and Backup Tampa United States,  

Amgen (company)

Posted on : 22 October 2017

Project Description

Amgen is seeking a Principal Information Systems (IS) Architect  Storage (NetApp) and Backup to join the Storage Team within the Global Business Service (GBS) Infrastructure Services organization and will play an integral role in building a holistic technology and process strategy while crafting roadmaps for successfully driving its tactical execution that aligns with the company s overall objectives. The IS Architect will work closely with both business and technology groups and possess the vision of an Architect while demonstrating the technical detail of a hands-on Engineer: designing, leading and implementing services and solutions  both on premise and public cloud. Additionally, the incumbent is accountable for creating and leading virtual cross functional teams to deliver technology solutions for the business demonstrating speed and agility.

The Principal IS Architect will report to Senior Manager Information Systems at Amgen s Capability Center in Tampa, FL. 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 meaningful impact at one of the world s leading biotechnology companies.

The Infrastructure Operations Team manages physical and virtual hosting including: private and public cloud hosting options, operating systems, databases, middleware, storage, and backup. The Storage/backup group manages the large scale global NAS/SAN storage infrastructure that requires 24x7 uptime and meets compliance requirements.
The GBS Architecture team is the enterprise group that leads the design and delivery of innovative technology solutions to streamline operations and increase business value.

Key Responsibilities for the Principal IS Architect include:
Defines and supports the enterprise storage service (NAS & SAN) architecture and lead the transformation of storage services into an on premise and cloud based model, while partnering with other peer technology architects, service owners, and operations teams
Supports the Service Owner, peer full-time employees, and managed service provider in the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of the technology service
Ensures service is aligned with the key principles of service ownership which includes: meeting the needs of the business, cost effectiveness, scalability, compliance, reliability, and resilience
Leads efforts to design, build and develop Proof of Concept (POC) solutions and services that will create or evolve integrated infrastructure and cloud service areas
Partners with business and technology subject-matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into technological solutions while leading making contributions to design for new infrastructure services and refinement of existing
Advices on balancing business, technical and cost constraints in support of projects while evangelizing and communicating the roadmap within IS and with their Business partners
Leads software development or automation for proposed solution by defining user stories and features in collaboration with cross functional teams in an agile, face paced development environment
Provides technical mentoring and coaching to junior engineers or architects
Travel: Domestic and international travel up to 10% may be essential

Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree and 2 years of IS Architecture experience
Master s degree and 6 years of IS Architecture experience
Bachelor s degree and 8 years of IS Architecture experience
Associate s degree and 10 years of IS Architecture experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of IS Architecture experience

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated experience across multiple infrastructure technologies such as Operating Systems, Data, Application Hosting, Virtualization, Storage, and Networking
7+ years  experience with NetApp Technologies and 3+ years  experience in on-premise backup and archiving solutions, and off-premise public cloud backup, archiving, and DR solutions.
Strong hands on experience on ONTAP 8.x -7 Mode and Cluster Mode
Hands on experience with local and remote replication using snapshot, Snapmirror, Snapvault andFlexclone
Demonstrated experience designing scalable, fault tolerant and high performance Infrastructure solutions in healthcare, banking, or other regulated industry
3+ years solution architecture experience for one or more public cloud (AWS, Azure or Google), using their IaaS or PaaS capabilities
3+ years development experience using languages such as C#/.NET, Java, Python, Golang, JavaScript etc.
Automation experience using Chef/Puppet, Ansible, Shell Scripting in Windows or Linux environments
3+ years  experience in integrating cloud services using native SDKs or Web Services (RESTful or SOAP)
Familiarity with software development tools (such as Git, SVN, Jenkins) and practices (such as CI/CD)
Understanding of networking concepts, security fundamentals, role-based security, encryption etc.
Excellent data-driven, problem solving analytical skills with proficiency in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues with previous experience in a high performance team
Demonstrated excellence in communication, leadership and negotiation skills with ability to drive decisions amongst stakeholders while proving thought leadership and technical oversight to bring infrastructure & cloud enabled projects into high functioning production services

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.

The invaluable contributions of our talented Tampa team will help us develop the vital and innovative medicines that treat serious illness and unmet medical needs around the globe.

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.


US – Florida – Tampa

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