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Specialist Quality Assurance

Specialist Quality Assurance

Specialist Quality Assurance

Providence, RI

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You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world!

The Specialist Quality Assurance will lead the execution of complex or novel assignments requiring strategic planning and development of new and/or improved validation techniques, deviations, and procedures. In this position you will supervise validation activities through internal audits and conduct risk assessments to identify the need for requalification and establish policies for computer system re-validation. This individual will actively participate during all phases of qualification/validation of computerized systems: evaluate projects; provide guidance and technical information to others (lead qualification/validation activities); determine and establish requirements for qualification/validation of each individual system/equipment; formulate independent decisions related to qualification/verification activities.


Serve as Owner or QA Contact for Minor and Major Deviations. Review validation/qualification packages of computerized systems for completeness and accuracy, sound rationale, Regulatory expectations, compliance with validation policies and procedures, and accurate data analysis. Compare results against acceptance criteria and work with appropriate departments to resolve exceptions and deviations. Bring critical exceptions or deviations to management’s attention and initiate and enforce necessary improvements and corrections to established systems and processes. Initiate, implement, and track completion of Change Control and deviation requests related to computer systems. Participation and support of regulatory inspections.

  • Review and Approve Requirement Specifications, Design Specification, Testing Protocols, Validation Plans, Summary Reports, and Trace Matrixes

  • Initiate and own QA Deviations (Major, Minor) as needed

  • Act as reviewer and approver for operational and administrative SOP’s and Work Instructions

  • Review of operational SOP’s and Work Instructions

  • Review and approve Change Controls

  • Review and approve Data Integrity Assessments

  • Review and approve System Life Cycle Documents (i.e. test protocols) before use in production.

  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations/problems using multiple sources of information

  • Qualitative information

  • Quantitative research

  • Trend data

  • Forecasts, models and applies advanced analytical tools

  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems

  • May be responsible for specific programs and/or projects

  • Independently develops solutions that are thorough, practical and consistent with functional objectives


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The vital attribute professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications



Master’s degree and 3 years of quality experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of quality experience


Associates’ degree and 10 years of quality experience


High School Diploma/ GED and 12 years quality of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and 5+ years of Software and Systems Quality assurance experience

  • Experience owning and serving as QA Contact for Major and Minor Deviations

  • Technical knowledge of IS systems such as LIMS, CDOCS, SAP, Maximo

  • Ability to interpret and apply GLPs, GCP’s and GMPs

  • Broad technical knowledge within own specialty area

  • Knowledge of industry and business principles

  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities

  • Contributes to work group/team by ensuring quality of tasks/ services provided by self and others

  • Provides training and guidance to others

  • Extends capabilities by working closely with senior staff/ experts within and outside the internal organization


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and improve your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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