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Lilly Active Directory Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana

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 Identity and Access Management (IAM) team within our Information Security organization provides critical identity-based services that enable secure, appropriate and timely access to enterprise resources. These services are critical to enabling our global workforce to excel while keeping their information secure.

The Active Directory Engineer role is responsible for maintaining the Active Directory (AD) environment and services. This role is responsible for driving new capabilities and solutions within AD to meet business needs and continuous service improvements. New capabilities that include hosting AD on-premises and in the cloud environments (Azure & AWS) utilized by the company. The role will also drive adoption of automation and influence IaC and desired state configuration solutions across our directory services environments as part of a team. The Active Directory Engineer works with the Solution Architect and the Directory Services Service Manager to define the directory services roadmap for the enterprise. This role also works with our service providers to ensure delivery of a quality service that meets customer needs.


  • Understand Active Directory technical trends and how those relate or impact our current services

  • Drive the transition of our AD environment into the Azure and AWS cloud environments as part of a team

  • Understand requirements and needs of the business through building relationships with customers

  • Design and lead solutions and new capabilities to meet business needs

  • Evaluate and lead implementations of solutions for continuous improvements of services and processes

  • Serve as execution and technical lead to deliver on key initiatives for Active Directory Services

  • Serve as the Technical Subject Matter Expert for Active Directory Services and serve as an escalation point of incidents and problems

  • Manage operations to ensure the effective delivery of AD services to the organization including patch management, auditing, and monitoring of the services

  • Ensure all quality and audit deliverables are met for AD and supporting management tools

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5 years of experience with Active Directory Administration

  • 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

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Skill in maintaining directory services (e.g., Microsoft Active Directory)

  • Skill in operating system administration. (e.g., account maintenance, data backups, maintain system performance, install and configure new hardware/software)

  • Knowledge with Microsoft System Center Applications (SCOM, SCCM)

  • Knowledge of auditing and monitoring tools for Active Directory

  • Experience with Microsoft PowerShell scripting

  • Skill in diagnosing connectivity problems

  • Skill in identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system

  • Ability to lead and influence

  • Knowledge of cloud computing technologies and emerging computing trends

  • Knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption)

  • Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services

  • Knowledge of service management concepts for networks and related standards (e.g., Information Technology Infrastructure Library, current version [ITIL])

  • Ability to accurately define incidents, problems, and events in the trouble ticketing system

  • Ability to develop, update, and/or maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs)

  • Ability to design capabilities to find solutions to less common and more complex system problems

  • Skill using Agile Methodology/Framework to design and deliver capabilities

  • GISF, GSEC, CCSP, CISSP certifications desirable

  • Microsoft certifications related to active directory environment

  • AWS and/or Azure cloud certifications desirable

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to deliver clear direction in a complex and ambiguous environment.

  • Strong teamwork, self-management, problem-solving, and multi-tasking abilities

Additional Information

  • Travel: 0 – 10%

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