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Cloud Platforms Lead

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Req ID R-36182 Title Cloud Platforms Lead City Indianapolis State / Province Indiana Country United States

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Cloud Platforms Lead

At Lilly, we believe in the talent of our workforce. One of the best ways to utilize and develop that talent is to use our existing workforce to fill new and/or open positions. If you are looking for a new position within Lilly, you can view and apply to open roles posted in the internal job posting system. You must meet the minimum qualifications outlined in the job description and have/obtain work authorization in the country the position is in order to be considered. When applying internally for a position, your current supervisor will receive notification that you have applied to the position. We encourage employees to discuss the opportunity with their supervisor prior to applying.

Detailed Description:

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first.

We’re looking for someone to lead our foundational cloud-based technologies and lead activities that enable’s Lilly’s purpose of uniting caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. As part of our Cloud Foundation Services team, you will be accountable as the Cloud Platforms lead for designing, implementing, automating, modernizing, and optimizing solutions on the foundational platforms. We need people who love technology, who are willing to go after complex problems, and who have an ability to think about the “big picture” to implement positive change.

As the Cloud Platforms Lead, your role will be

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and continuous improvement of the cloud foundations for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud platforms at Lilly.
  • Design and implement repeatable patterns, templates, blueprints and/or accelerators across all cloud platforms to enable faster business IT adoption of cloud services.
  • Help to shape the Cloud foundations platforms strategy and vision
  • Look for opportunities to further automate and improve existing Lilly Cloud solutions
  • Work across the Cloud Foundation Services team to enhance and maintain the existing foundational AWS, Azure and Google Cloud platforms and look for opportunities to standardize across the platforms
  • Ability to help others improve their knowledge and skill on Cloud Foundations
  • Reduce costs associated with providing the foundational services

Relevant Skills

  • Strong understanding of cloud services in one or more of the following areas: Compute, Data and Storage, Networking, Identity and Access Management, and Security in a Cloud environment
  • Strong software engineering background and skills in developing automation and deployment artifacts in cloud environments.
  • Experimental mindset
  • Experience identifying and resolving issues independently. Demonstrate a solid sense of accountability and sound personal judgement
  • Employ Think, Plan, Do, Review critical thinking process for all tasks, large and small
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with information systems
  • Courage to take initiative in unfamiliar or ambiguous circumstances
  • Ability to build relationships and gain alignment with different business functions. Must be able to represent a common point of view across multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related experience
  • 5 or more years working experience with AWS, Azure and/or Google Cloud
  • Hands-on experience with either Python, JSON, YAML, CloudFormation, Git or related technologies

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Proven experience working with GitHub and understanding of branching strategies
  • Develop and implement technical efforts to design, build, and deploy cloud applications
  • Participate in all aspects of the software development life cycle for cloud solutions
  • Employ exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to see and solve issues before they affect business productivity
  • Experience with Agile Development
  • Familiarity with CI/CD toolsets
  • Cloud certification(s)
  • Comfortable providing support for remote locations
  • Exceptional customer service orientation

Note: When applying internally for a position your current supervisor receives notification that you have applied to the position. We encourage employees to discuss the opportunity with their supervisor prior to applying.

Lilly does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.


As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law). 

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To submit resume, visit https://www.lilly.com/careers and apply to Req ID R-36182.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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