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Data Center Network Engineer

Data Center Network Engineer
United States
North America
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 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.

The Global Network Services (GNS) organization within Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) provides networking capabilities within Lilly’s enterprise data centers. You will partner with the Data Center (DC) Network Architect and Managed Service Provider (MSP) to design, build, and maintain solutions that align with Information Security (I.S.) standards. You will also engage in the technical aspects of solution delivery associated with changes as a result of lifecycle management of devices and customer projects.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Develop and implement cost effective and highly reliable enterprise network services while collaborating with I.S. and MSP(s) for alignment and implementation
  • Collaborate with partners to translate architectural plans into detailed design and build the required bill of materials
  • Work closely with the various teams from Infrastructure, Security and our business partners to ensure related risks are identified and remediated
  • Identify new service capabilities to fulfill unmet business needs
  • Review root cause analysis for high severity issues to drive service improvements
  • Participate in capacity management processes and provide input into implementation planning
  • Develop audits/controls/metrics to ensure consistency (utility and warranty) of solutions implemented
  • Partner with I.S. to develop, design and deploy security standards, policies, and procedures
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with infrastructure and business area IT colleagues
  • Engage with your customers by providing consulting assistance for solution delivery and troubleshooting
  • Collaborate with Manager and Global Network Service Architects to define and deliver a roadmap of network service-enhancing projects and future transformation efforts
  • Ensure the delivery of projects and new capabilities are on time and on budget
  • Act as liaison and single point of contact between Lilly and supplier(s) to specify and ensure clear project requirements
  • Hold MSP(s) and suppliers accountable for project task delivery
  • High School Diploma/GED and 4 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of experiences supporting data center networking technologies such as Cisco routers and switches; firewalls (Cisco or Palo Alto NGFW); load-balancers / Application Delivery Controllers (F5 and/or Citrix Netscaler).
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
  • Do you possess a high level of learning agility, have a keen ability to lead change, drive decisions, and influence others to achieve successful outcomes?
  • Having an understanding of facilities network cable plant processes (such as network cabling standards and media types), having a CCNA certification, experience with WAN/LAN technologies like telecom circuits will all be helpful.
  • Your enthusiasm and appreciation for network process automation, pulling on your experiences or knowledge of scripting languages such as Python and/or Perl and source code controls with GIT and/or SVN to achieve this automation, will all prove very useful to your success in this role.
  • Having knowledge of infrastructure monitoring tools, IT Service Management (ITSM) and change control in general is a plus.
  • You will need to work with a multicultural, virtual and/or remote team and at times offer your support in major incident resolution efforts.
  • Minimal US & OUS travel required (0-10%)
  • 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