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Sr. Engineer

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Req ID R-34441 Title Sr. Engineer City Indianapolis State / Province Indiana Country United States Region Research

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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing, and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. The Research IDS team have combined novel techniques, simulation, analytics, and data capabilities with deep knowledge of science to discover effective and differentiated therapies in cancer, diabetes, immunology, neurodegenerative and other disease areas.

Are you excited to learn cutting edge technology, and motivated to push the boundaries of what is possible in pursuit of elevating developer experience, application deployment, and cloud computing? Working with research scientists from drug discovery and taking advantage of Lilly’s proprietary access to scientific data and computing platforms, you will play a key role in deliver and enable critical AI/ML capabilities.

Key Responsibilities & Objectives:

Serve as a technical leader partnering with computational scientists to deploy, scale, and manage computational models as part of the broader MD3 (Model Driven Drug Discovery) Platform team.

Improve existing & develop new computational algorithms in partnership with scientists at Lilly to support drug discovery.

Collaborate with Lilly Research & Enterprise architects to build future best in class capabilities to support computational workflows at scale.

Work with cloud account teams at AWS/Azure to influence the direction of their service offerings relevant to Lilly Research cloud workloads.

Contribute where appropriate to new & existing open-source projects

Architect cloud solutions using modern architecture principles such as micro-service design

Drive workable, simple (where possible) solutions with a re-use methodology to promote future reduced “time-to-value”

Ensure timely escalation and resolutions of issues (project / operations) with appropriate follow through and team engagement

Basic Requirements & Experience Expectations:

  • Experience developing applications in at least one common application development language (Python, Java, NodeJs, Golang, etc.)
  • Experience working with Git
  • Understanding of at least one major public cloud with relevant experience designing and implementing solutions
  • Experience in translating business requirements to recommended solutions
  • M.S. in computer science, computational, data sciences or related fields or a BS with at least 3 years' working experience
  • Demonstrable experience in processing, organizing, integrating, analyzing and visualizing complex data and information from disparate sources
  • Hands-on experience in languages such as Python or R, and related informatics code packages and tools (e.g. Pandas, Plotly, Jupyter, R Shiny) while performing data analysis workflows

Additional Skills/Preferences:

Demonstrated versatility in technical leadership, project management, and systems/software development and implementation
Experience working with teams across organizational and geographic boundaries and multiple levels within the organization
Strong teamwork, self-management, problem-solving abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience in multiple common languages
Expertise in processing, analyzing and interpreting both structured and unstructured data
Experience with Machine Learning and/or Deep Learning approaches
Innovative thinking with strong problem-solving skills


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 ( ) 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). 


To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-34441.

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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