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IT Technical Lead

IT Technical Lead
Europe; Middle East; Africa
United Kingdom
At Elanco we understand the powerful role healthy animals play in making lives better. As pets increasingly become important parts of our families, so too does the need to help them live longer, healthier, higher-quality lives. As the global population grows, so too will the need to meet the demand for safe, affordable food for all. Since our start at Eli Lilly and Company in 1954, Elanco has been working to empower our customers—from veterinarians to food producers to all those concerned with animal health—to address these global challenges, and advance a vision of food and companionship enriching life. We strive to develop and deliver products safe for consumers, animals and the environment through innovation and a shared vision to enrich the life of people worldwide.

The Technical Lead role is responsible for delivering work packages assigned through working with the Portfolio & Team operations and the EIS Manager roles. The Technical Lead will be responsible to a set of outcomes from each work package, including the delivery of the solution and/or enhancement and subsequent handover to the Operations group. The role is not just a Scrum Master, but will be expected to work in an agile way, following defined DevOps principles and utilising modern application architecture principles such as 12-factor app. This role is expected to have broad technical knowledge and have experience and capability to design and execute “full-stack” within our Reference Architecture and application and service principles defined by the CTO.
This role will not Administratively manage the individuals in the team and the ‘pool’ of resources will be matrixed across the ETS organisation.
  • Lead an agile team as the Technical Lead to ensure Work packages are delivered to expected outcomes.
  • Act as the Technical lead for team members, clearing any roadblocks that impede them progressing with their work
  • Act as Scrum Master for the Agile team
  • Work with the Portfolio & Team operations role to prioritise backlog work packages
  • Work with the ETS Manager role to resource work packages appropriately to meet known outcomes and timelines
  • Ensure the delivered solution meets not just technical, architecture and application principles, but also is compliant to our IT Security and Quality requirements
  • Ensure all delivered solutions are thoroughly handed off to Operations for ongoing support and maintenance
  • A few years' experience in Information Technology
  • A few years' experience leading an Agile team / acting as a technical lead / managing the work of others
  • A few years' experience working with modern application services & methodologies, including Agile, DevOps and Developer Experience acting as either a scrum master or product owner
  • Experience in multiple highly technical disciplines and the ability to demonstrate knowledge across Cloud, Networking, IT Security, Software development & DevOps toolchain
  • Strong organizational and communications skills with multiple examples of being able to convey complex ideas in a manner that resulted in a definitive direction and result
  • Strong personal & work organisational skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Experience as a coach and/or mentor in developing people

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree. Additional external qualifications an advantage.
The Enterprise Technology Services team is a uniquely new team following the IPO of Elanco, separating from their parent company Eli Lilly. Elanco is looking to build a Technology team, focusing on Infrastructure, where none currently exists and looking to take the opportunity to think differently, build for the future and leverage modern technologies, services and processes across all areas of infrastructure. There has never been a more exciting time to get involved in infrastructure IT!