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Principal Quality Engineer Development Quality

Thousand Oaks, California
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Jun 13, 2024

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If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Principal Quality Engineer Development Quality


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be accountable for advice to, and oversight of, technical aspects in design control, and design and technical transfers. In addition, this role will be a single Quality point of contact for device design and related issues in development of devices and combination and non-combination products. Accountable for ensuring that Quality Systems for design and development of devices and combination products are appropriate and compliant for pre-commercial development activities. Independently manages high complexity programs with greater risk to the business including those which are novel or new to Amgen, including electromechanical, and/or internally developed. Responsible to represent CPOQ Development in external engagements. Provides guidance of proper quality resource balancing on project(s) as required, ensuring CPOQ resources are proactively managed. Reviews and approves Design History File (DHF) content and user documentation and assessments throughout the design & development lifecycle, including content from suppliers and partners. Participates in definition and development of final product requirements, in particular for specialized products. Approves device components and final product or the device constituent of a combination product specification as part of development program.


  • Provide Quality technical expertise, Quality oversight, and a single point of Quality contact for combination and non-combination products associated with Final Product Technologies activities.
  • Attend development program meetings as required as part of program working teams.
  • Work multi-functionally with individuals and project teams to ensure success of development project efforts.
  • Provide guidance on documentation structures created during development activities.
  • Identify proper GMP or Non-GMP phase-appropriate documentation strategies and repositories required for the design and development process to ensure compliance with applicable laws and Amgen Procedures.
  • Provide feedback to the Design and Development Plans for projects, and review and approve relevant combination product Design Control documentation including (Design Input Documents, Risk Summary Reports, Verification Plans, Characterization Protocols and Reports, Design Validation/Qualification Protocols and Reports, Design Specifications, Trace Matrices, Design and Tech Transfer Plans, PLAN Specifications (Development), PCS device configuration specifications (qualified), PLAN component specifications (developmental), PCS component specifications (qualified), Create the Design Traceability Matrix, and provided review and approval for subordinate project plans and associated projects.
  • Actively participate and contribute to applicable Technical Reviews and Design Control Phase Design Reviews.
  • Provide Quality oversight of Design Characterization and Verification and Validation activities.
  • Ensure alignment to all relevant regulations and standards based on the type of device under development.
  • Represent CPOQ Development Quality and participate in onsite supplier due diligence visits, as needed, in support of supplier qualification and development as it relates to design control activities.
  • Contribute to content and review of regulatory submissions and RTQs by collaborating to develop complete formal written responses. Participates in audits and inspections, is well prepared by owning relevant details that are supported by evidence and for associated projects.
  • Scope may include a wide range of devices, including but not limited to prefilled syringes, needle protection systems, fluid transfer devices, pen injectors, automatic pen injectors, and on-body injector systems.
  • Development projects may include primary container, mechanical, electrical, and/or software as part of the system(s).
  • Responsible for ensuring program alignment and proper linkages within the Design and Development Plans, Risk Management Documentation, and Control Plans Provide oversight and review of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) Protocols and Reports, as well as onboarding and auditing HFE suppliers.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Quality experience


Masters degree and 4 years of Quality experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Quality experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Quality experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Quality experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of quality and manufacturing experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry
  • Bachelor's degree in a Science field
  • Deep and broad understanding of quality processes including change control, design controls, risk assessment and management, and root cause analysis.
  • Deep combination product expertise and experience including functional knowledge of applicable guidance, regulations and standards to enable future compliance as projects enter into design controls
  • Strong knowledge of quality engineering and device engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, including knowledge and proficiency with basic statistics


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.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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.

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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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