Director Of NLP Engineering

Amgen Inc. Thousand Oaks , CA 91360

Posted 1 week ago

Career CategoryInformation SystemsJob Description

Amgen is a biotechnology pioneer since 1980 committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses in areas of high unmet medical need by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative 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 has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies operating in over 100 countries, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential. With its collaborative and respectful culture, Amgen cherishes being science-based as a top value and provides an environment for purposeful work to dramatically improve health outcomes and people's lives.

The Enterprise Engineering group at Amgen is part of the Information Systems function with the charter to accelerate Amgen's engineering capabilities across all geographies and business functions including Research & Development, Operations, Global Commercial Operations, and Commercialization. The Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engineering team in the Enterprise Engineering group is a central team of NLP scientists and engineers who develop solutions in the form of platforms for a variety of search related use-cases in the company. This team is currently looking for a Director of NLP Engineering, internally know as a Director of Data Sciece, to lead in further accelerating the rapid team growth and in delivering world-class NLP platforms. This is a great opportunity to help shape Amgen's rapidly evolving NLP capabilities in the golden age of biotechnology and no prior biotechnology experience is required! If you are a top NLP expert excited about making history at a top biotechnology company with top talent, top culture and top benefits, Amgen's NLP Engineering team is interested in partnering with you.

Responsibilities of the Director of NLP Engineering include:

  • Growing, developing, and scaling a team of NLP scientists and engineers as well as providing hands-on guidance on best practices for design and implementation of cutting-edge NLP platforms.

  • Applying NLP expertise to develop models and algorithms, perform exploratory research, and collaborate with scientists and engineers to productize new NLP platforms.

  • Evolving the roadmap of the existing NLP platforms for search, crawlers, and document processing/enrichment.

  • Operating as a technical consultant for and a trusted partner to the internal business stakeholders in order to identify, articulate, and drive opportunities that will enhance the capabilities of the NLP platforms in fostering data-driven executive decision making.

  • Defining the R&D roadmap as a thought leader to shape next-gen NLP capabilities.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of NLP experience


Master's degree and 8 years of NLP experience


Bachelor's degree and 10 years of NLP experience

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Operations Research, Applied Math, Physics, Quantitative Finance, Computer Science or a related Engineering degree.

  • Proven track record of specialized NLP expertise in the areas of linguistics, language-modeling grammar, natural language processing, and conversational flow and dialogues with relevant academic publications and recognition in industry venues.

  • 10+ years of experience in managing direct reports in the industry and/or academia.

  • 10+ years of experience in building Machine Learning and Deep Learning models and algorithms for NLP applications in the industry and/or academia.

  • 5+ years of experience in building platform solutions as part of an engineering team.

  • 5+ years of experience in managing and analyzing large scale structured and unstructured data using R and/or Python.

  • Experience in using reference data management platforms for terminology management and leveraging of terminologies for search capabilities.

  • Experience with semantic networks and knowledge management best practices.

  • Experience in working directly with or in support of diverse business functions.

  • Exposure to enterprise-wide platform development life-cycle in engineering teams.

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.


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Director Of Sales Biotech SouthwestThousand Oaks California


Posted 4 days ago

VIEW JOBS 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-06-20T00:00 Job Description Job ID: PAL003150 About Us Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient's last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall's food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps. Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall's engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels. Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world. To learn more about Pall, please visit Description * The primary function of the Director Sales is to provide sales leadership, management and direction to meet / exceed the annual sales / order budget and ensure long term sustained growth and profitability. The Director of Sales is responsible for implementing the Global Biotech Sales Strategy in conjunction with Global Product Managers, Regional Marketing, Scientific Laboratory Services (SLS), BioProcess Specialist (BPS) and Sales Specialist with the region. * Lead team to meet or exceed regional sales targets assigned by Pall Biotech management via direct sales activities with customers. * Through critical insight on customer biotech/biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes, support team to formulate strategies to develop and support solutions that meet or exceed customers' needs and expectations and simultaneously expand Biotech's business by gaining market share in existing and new accounts. * Work with Operations, Customer Service, Supply Chain and other teams in Pall to ensure full execution of our sales strategies in the region (including orders, shipments, AR collections, contracts including renewals). * Lead sales funnel reviews and ensure reporting of all business opportunities, solution concepts and strategies to Pall management through the use of CRM and provide voice of customer and applications feedback to product development teams. * Communicate business strategy and tactics clearly to your team and provide feedback to colleagues, the management team and other Pall teams on progress, opportunities and challenges in the region. * Manage and direct Account Managers, Business Development Managers (Specification Hunters) and all associated specialists to ensure focus on key selling activities: spec wins, maintaining existing business, identifying new opportunities in existing and new customers through Sales Funnel Mgmt. * Collaborate with Regional Marketing to identify Key, Strategic and New Accounts to position PALL technology, products, service and support as the first choice in upstream and downstream processes. * Effectively utilize Total Funnel Management (TFM) Selling. * Support the Product Rationalization Program down to the Account Mgr. / Account level. * Provide weekly sales and order forecast updates, customers issue / needs including product OTD, Quality, etc. that is impacting Customer Satisfaction. Schedule quarterly sales reviews with Sales, Regional Marketing, BPS, SLS and Customer Service to review previous quarter results, update fiscal year forecast and quarter performance. * Acquire and develop talent and adapt workforce competencies to meet evolving business needs, while effectively managing change: * Use rewards and recognition to help cultivate a customer mindset, leadership at every level, performance excellence, teamwork and compliance with Danaher's Code of Conduct. * Hold self and other leaders within the BU accountable for completing people processes (goal setting, development plans, performance reviews, compensation planning, talent assessments, career plan nominations and succession planning) in a timely and quality manner. * Develop talent and take timely, corrective action to improve performance that doesn't meet expectations. * Schedule, monitor and confirm sales and technical training programs are completed and employees are fully trained and capable of positioning all products and technologies practicing TFM. 15% Job Requirements Qualifications * Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Engineering. * 10+ years sales experience including a minimum of three years managing people and five years in technical sales in Biotech/Biopharm Development / Manufacturing market place * Requires comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and knowledge of others * Applies knowledge of key business drivers and the factors that maximize performance for area of or responsibility * Manages multiple related teams, sets departmental priorities and allocates resources to align with business objectives and annual plan * Identifies and solves complex, operational and organizational problems leveraging the appropriate resources within or outside the department * Guided by organization functional business plans, impacts the department results by supporting and funding of projects, products, services and/or technologies * Technical Knowledge: Complete working knowledge of BioPharm development, manufacturing and industry requirements in Upstream and Downstream Processing. At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. Danaher Corporation Overview Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years. At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team. Danaher Thousand Oaks CA

Director Of NLP Engineering

Amgen Inc.