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Lilly MD IDS – Application Support Lead (Clinical Design) in Bengaluru, India

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.

Medicines Development IDS (MD IDS) focuses on the Medicines Development Unit (MDU) business needs of the future, enabling improvements through information and technology solutions. The teams define and influence information and business strategies, design and develop solutions to achieve the strategic outcomes, and ensure reliable deployment and support of these solutions.

The Application Support Lead acts as the primary, knowledgeable individual for a portfolio of applications and/or services. This role leads a team of resources to maintain their applications within service levels, is well versed in the business processes, technologies, and assists in the management of vendor/user relationships tied to the applications and services. They engage with business partners, vendors, external service providers, and IDS partners to enhance and maintain the value and stability of the MD IDS application portfolio.

The job tasks listed below outline the scope of the position. The application of these tasks may vary, based upon current and evolving business needs.

Service Management

  • Maintain application uptime/performance and lead support team in resolving critical incidents or problems as necessary.

  • Leads and manages system enhancements and system defects. This includes the proper use of Change Management: including understanding and determining business impact, gathering requirements from stakeholders, quantifying resource needs, and evaluating technical options

  • Engages in continuous improvement through frequent reviews of service data/metrics

  • Assists support vendor and Lilly management with the oversight of daily operational activities

  • Contribute to the successful plan and execution of the deployment of the project or system changes, which includes support for training, business adoption, implementation, and stabilization activities.

  • Produce and maintain validation documentation as required, including that of Computer Systems Quality

  • Partners on various other support activities including audits, data collection, security analysis, corrective actions, root cause analysis.

  • Incorporates ITIL best proactive methodology to appropriately manage services and align terminology.

  • Maintain strong relationships with system users and business owners.

Technical Integrator and Business Consultation

  • Ensure proper technical and business requirements have been appropriately defined, are consistent with best practices, and effectively communicate them to software vendors, developers, and testers, in a way that is understandable to achieve business and project objectives.

  • Testing – Ensure system testing methods are appropriate, coordinated, and comprehensive to decrease the probability of unexpected system issues. Assist with system testing as needed.

  • Proactively manage expectations and meet deadlines in a fast-moving, agile environment

  • Apply knowledge to ensure consistency and accuracy in the use of tools and processes supporting requirements management, code management, change management, validation, testing, and quality practices governing key work.

  • Evaluate features/enhancements through technical impact analysis and estimated business value to influence decision making.

  • Obtain and leverage deep knowledge of business processes and technologies, to ensure solutions meet the needs and to influence future application and business direction.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 2 years of experience with software development life cycle, spanning the lifecycle from project initiation to deployment, support, and retirement

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • ITIL Foundations Certification

  • Experience with supporting applications, vendor management, and/or process management

  • Experience with tools such as GitHub, JIRA, and HP ALM

  • Experience with Agile SCRUM and DevOps

  • Exposure to development and analysis languages such as with AWS, Node.js, Python, and SQL

  • Familiarity with Software Quality Assurance methods and techniques

  • Experience with Clinical Design business processes

  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent self-management skills

  • Ability to manage and lead a team of individuals, set clear goals, and have critical conversations

  • Demonstrated initiative to build relationships, learn new business processes, and identify opportunities

  • Ability to achieve results through others

  • Ability to influence peers

Lilly is a global health care leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. For more than a century, we have stayed true to a core set of values—excellence, integrity, and respect for people—that guide us in all we do: discovering medicines that meet real needs, improving the understanding and management of disease, and giving back to communities. We also are committed to investing in our employees and supporting a culture of well-being —through competitive pay, comprehensive employee benefit programs, and training and development resources.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on 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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