Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Principal Engineer to join our team.


  • Be a role model in living the Amgen values and leadership attributes;
  • Design, qualification and implementation of packaging designs;
  • Identify and ensure area of responsibility complies with the most current standards and company policies;
  • Identify resource requirements to deliver on program portfolio and negotiate resource assignments from leadership;
  • DTL lead for molecule programs driving packaging strategy and milestone to the PDT;
  • Deliver progress reports and presentations ensuring that management is aware of the current status, progress and future needs within Operations;
  • Pursue packaging technologies that will drive innovation and gain efficiencies in the network;
  • Consistently deliver results aligned with departmental and program goals;
  • Author regulatory documents in support of molecule applications;
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to engineers, designers, and developers.


  • BS degree or higher in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience;
  • 10+ years of relevant engineering experience;
  • Proven track record of designing and delivering large-scale, high quality systems and software products;
  • Highly developed technical perspective and architecture and system design ability;
  • Entrepreneurial and strategic mindset, thriving at the intersection of technology and business;
  • Ability to track project costs and work within a budget;
  • 3+ years defining high-level design for one or more business domains;
  • Project management experience. Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Problem-analysis and problem-solving skills; quality orientation and attention to detail;
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other needed computer programs;
  • 5+ years of experience developing business applications;
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 5+ years of experience in packaging design and layout of manufacturing equipment (food a plus);
  • 3+ years of experience interpreting and predicting outcomes of existing business processes and current technology solutions;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in understanding and executing enterprise architecture and software development life cycle methodologies.