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Lilly Network Security Engineer - IT 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.

Organization Overview:

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.

Global Information Services (GIS) plays an integral role in the delivery of the infrastructure services that enable the information technology solutions that drive business processes across the enterprise. GIS pursues its services with constant emphasis on running reliably, helping people work smarter, making IT easier, securing information fully, and improving. In close partnership with Information Security (IS), GIS is evolving our overall security capabilities across the enterprise.


The Network Security Engineer role will be accountable for designing, building, securing, and maintaining virtual network security capabilities in collaboration with IS and the Data Center Network Architect. The role will assume direct accountability for the technical aspects of solution delivery activities related to changes in the virtual network architecture, lifecycle management, network security policy management, and customer projects. This will include working closely with Information Security (IS), Hosting and Cloud Services teams, Application Development teams, Manufacturing, Research Labs, and the Managed Service providers.

The role primarily supports the delivery of new capabilities and projects; however, the technical expertise of the role holder will also be used to help ensure operational reliability and address major incidents.

This is accomplished through close coordination and oversight of the Managed Service provider responsible for the operational support.

  • Lead a team of Lilly and supplier resources in the delivery of network firewall projects

  • Develop and implement cost effective and highly reliable enterprise virtual network services while partnering with the IS, managed service providers for alignment and implementation.

  • Provide network security consulting for the enterprise including GIS, LRL, M&Q, and Information Security (IS).

  • Lead communication and represent functions in management meetings and architecture reviews.

  • Work closely with the IS and Quality to ensure network related risks are identified and ensure future changes are in alignment with other standards and architectures.

  • Partner with Managed Service Provider on major incident resolution.

  • Review root cause analysis for high severity issues and leverage for Continual Service Improvements and maintain security integrity of our network.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other technology related field

  • 5+ years of experience with network design, implementation, and support

  • 3+ years of experience designing, deploying, and supporting virtual network security capabilities in a large enterprise environment

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • CISSP, CISM, NCSF or higher security certifications strongly preferred

  • Experience with VMWare NSX or similar virtual network environment

  • Experience with Application Delivery Controllers (Citrix Netscaler / F5)

  • Experience with network segmentation strategies and design

  • Ability to lead change in both business and IT context

  • Ability to influence vendor and business strategies

  • Experience with scripting languages and network process automation

  • Experience with Cloud Native and third-party cloud security technologies

  • Experience in diverse product management, including full life cycle management, platform/system qualification, supplier management, and service management

  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills (both verbal and written) including articulating technical solutions to non-technical personnel

Additional Information:

  • Approximately 5%-10% travel anticipated

  • Indianapolis based position, located at Lilly Technology Center—South

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!