Data Center Engineer (IS) in Breda

Data Center Engineer (IS)
Amgen Inc.
Breda Netherlands

Job Details

Updated on 2019-07-09

Amgen is a values-based organization with a powerful sense of shared purpose toward our mission: to serve patients. We provide the capabilities, resources, and rewards of a global enterprise, while maintaining the entrepreneurialism and pioneering spirit that marked our early days as a biotechnology innovator. We encourage our team members to have fulfilling and meaningful careers through challenging assignments, career development, and valuable opportunities such as this:

Amgen is seeking a Data Center Engineer (IS) with experience in the operations, management, design, relocation, upgrade, and decommissioning of business-critical data centers and all related supporting technologies. This position will be located in Amgen, Breda office in the Netherlands. You will be mainly responsible for the operational support (trouble-shooting) and maintenance of the data centers. The role is a combination between hands-on activities (rack & stack equipment) and coordinating service providers activities.

Your main responsibilities as Data Center Engineer (IS):

  • Lead the day to day operations and incident response activities for the Amgen Breda Datacenter, EU regional computer rooms and EU Voice Data Equipment Rooms;
  • Participate or lead in the design, development, and implementation of data center projects (relocation. expansion, upgrade, mergers etc.);
  • Create both high-level and detailed space, rack and cabling design diagrams and facilitate design reviews;
  • Create and maintain performance metrics for the team;
  • Provide direction to internal and external consultants;
  • Develop, maintain, and update DCOps standards and procedures;
  • Travel to other EU sites for project review, design studies, facility audits, building commissioning as required;
  • Review and update data center "as-built" documentation as re-configurations occur;
  • Work with IS teams to understand server and network hardware requirements with respect to power density, rack positioning, cabling, cooling, airflow containment and environmental consideration;
  • Help manage relationships with datacenter vendors and systems integrators;
  • Oversee the delivery of supporting MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) services to all Amgen data centers and perform detailed power utilization calculations and optimizations;
  • Create documentation for the Data Center Operations knowledge base;
  • Review and Approve operational procedures (Mechanical and Electrical) from the vendors and notify internal stakeholders of upcoming activities with potential impacts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and some experience in operations and maintenance data centers;
  • Knowledge in data center practices (i.e. fault tolerance, cable routing, calculating power usage);
  • Knowledge of mission critical power distribution, UPS, PDU, and Mechanical systems and data systems;
  • Working knowledge with server/network hardware;
  • Strong cross-discipline knowledge of complete critical facility systems;
  • Understanding of Electrical Power distribution and operation;
  • Understanding of best practices related to the design, implementation, and operation of various data center fire suppression technologies;
  • Ability to travel up to 15%.


  • Strong trouble-shooting and analytical skills;
  • Ability to provide solutions to complex projects under pressure;
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to make decisions and work with minimal direction;
  • Possess a positive, service-oriented attitude and established track record of success.

We offer you a great opportunity to be part of our growing company, work on your own development, whilst making sure our medicines find their way to the patients who need them.

Amgen is a Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients. That’s why, as a member of the Amgen team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. We ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow by leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and modern working environments, encouraging open dialogue and professional debate, and collaborating with world-class talent and institutions around the globe. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

Please note:

  • An online assessment is part of the recruitment process
  • Due to our relocation policy, for this vacancy, we can only consider candidates who reside in the Netherlands or candidates who live on a commuting distance from Amgen Breda

Data Center Engineer (IS)
Amgen Inc.
Breda Netherlands