Lilly Consultant-IT in Indianapolis, Indiana



The SAP Platforms and Infrastructure team within Global Information Services (GIS) provides BASIS infrastructure support for Lilly’s SAP platform. As the SAP BASIS Architect, you will be responsible for driving and influencing technical infrastructure design decisions for various SAP solutions across various functions. You will partner with other GIS and Global Services IT Functional Architects to design and orchestrate the delivery of new business enabling technologies.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Partner with the Global Infrastructure and External Service Provider to deliver future SAP solutions and strategies. Orchestrate key proof of concept pilots/programs to assess the potential business value of SAP functionality/technologies.

  • Lead the design and implementation of solutions across business units with main responsibility for a variety of SAP modules

  • Drive and articulate the SAP infrastructure roadmap, driving business value by influencing customers to use existing investments whenever possible.

  • Engage in project/release scoping discussions with business units to understand business requirements and complexity to ensure the appropriate SAP infrastructure services and capabilities are available.

  • Release (cutover) planning, articulate and resolve timelines for various cutover activities, serve as technical point and SME for SAP infrastructure technologies.

  • Partner closely with infrastructure teams and suppliers on architectural design, application upgrades, release and project implementations, capacity management and system performance.

  • Use understanding of SAP application patterns within the pharmaceutical market to promote usage and articulate business value.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Strong knowledge of design methodologies including the SAP HANA platform and DB2 LUW

  • Demonstrated team work, self management and multi tasking abilities

  • Working knowledge of LINUX, UNIX and Windows operating systems

  • Understanding of High Availability and load-balancing technologies

  • JAVA troubleshooting and tuning experience

Additional Information:

  • Minimal US & OUS travel required

  • 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.



SAP Technical Architect

Job Category:

Information Technology

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years work experience in SAP Basis Infrastructure and ERP systems

  • 3+ years experience with System Development Life Cycle/LSEF

  • 3+ years of experience working in a GMP regulated environment

  • 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.

Company Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, designing 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.

Read on to find out more about how you can join our Information Technology team where you will enjoy relevant work, build a successful career and make meaningful contributions to our patient's lives.





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North America