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Lilly Cloud Infra Resiliency Architect 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.


Lilly Hosting and Cloud Services (HCS) runs the IT Infrastructure Hosting and IaaS Cloud technologies across the enterprise. This spans from our Global Enterprise Cloud Foundation, IaaS offering, Data Centers, through our Storage/Backups, Disaster Recovery, Server Virtualization and Server Operating Systems. Do you want to help develop Cloud services with an emphasis on running reliably, protecting our data and systems, helping people work smarter, making IT easier, and securing information fully, while improving time to value? If so let’s talk.

Your role will include partnering and leading with other HCS Engineers to develop our Cloud Resiliency infra improvements including moving to Cloud based DR, Automated recovery, Air gapped restore environment, cyber protected backup vault, and improvements to cloud based recovery designs while ensuring the designs meet Lilly Technical, Security and Quality standards. In this capacity it is critical that you have deep technical and communication skills and enjoy educating and guiding others on the team, within IT about our Cloud Resilient solutions. In this role you will initially work with the Director of Hosting and Cloud Services and over time may become part of our Infrastructure foundation team.

The focus for this role will be to partner with Architects and Engineers across all Business IT in the following areas:

  • Design and implement of a Cloud and Cyber Resilient Infrastructure Foundation.

  • Partner with Disaster Planning SME and Backup Engineers to integrate into Data protection strategy

  • Partner with Cloud Foundation and IaaS Engineers to integrate into Public Cloud IaaS strategy

  • Promote and educate the Lilly community on Cloud and Cyber Resiliency, Operating Guidelines/Principles, and Services/Solutions

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Develop Cloud & Cyber Resiliency strategy and lead first phase of improvement over next 12-18 months

  • Actively build and stay abreast of emerging technology directions, work with lead team to guide the organization on how to interpret and best leverage emerging technologies.

  • Design and partner with HCS development teams to develop automated, manageable, secure, compliant, highly available, highly reliable and fault-tolerant solutions

  • Responsible for the integration of production monitoring for availability, performance, and security.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or High School Diploma/GED with 5+ years working in an infrastructure role or with transferable skills and experiences

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience in developing, implementing, or supporting infrastructure or cloud solutions

  • Experience in global enterprise infrastructure solutions, partnering with service development teams to build services and transitioning completed services to service operations

  • 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

  • Advanced Experience with public and private cloud services including AWS and Azure

  • High learning agility to keep up with ever changing business needs.

  • Demonstrable high level of intellectual curiosity, external perspective and innovation interest.

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex technical topics to a non-technical audience (including senior leadership).

  • Ability to influence peers and senior leadership regarding strategic direction and decisions.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess customer/client needs, creatively approach solutions, decide and influence appropriate courses of action.

  • Experience working with Quality, Compliance and documentation standards; working in audit situations and knowledge of CAS and their processes.

  • Exposure to SaaS, IaaS & PaaS Vendors and concepts

  • Experience in systems development including Agile and Iterative development methodologies

  • Effective analytical, problem solving and investigative skills

  • Ability to act as change agent and to take ownership of issues or opportunities until a proper solution is implemented

  • Capacity to dive into implementation details in problem-solving mode when appropriate

  • Work effectively across a global organization to ensure multiple delivery streams come together to provide a global capability.

Additional Information

  • Travel Percentage 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.

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. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!