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Lilly Senior Principal Analyst 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.

Are you passionate and driven to unite science and technology to accelerate therapeutics’ drug discovery and development? Are you motivated to work at the intersection of biology and engineering in the fields of genomics, genetics and single cell analyses? As we experience an unprecedented wave of converging innovation in biology and machine learning, the Research Information and Digital Solutions (RIDS) organization within Lilly Information and Digital Solutions seeks a talented engineer will work across Lilly Research Labs (LRL) to analyze and lead platform solution development for our single cell capabilities. Specifically, this individual will lead with their scientific and engineering mindset to analyze stakeholder needs across therapeutic areas and deliver well-architected patterns and solutions for single cell data analyses. As a hands-on platform and solutions engineer, He/She/They will partner with internal stakeholders to use state of the art engineering approaches to deliver domain specific platforms and capabilities for single cell analyses. This role will lead technical solution development and initiatives, supporting research scientists with the implementation and application of a variety of tools and technologies. All new efforts leverage AWS or Azure Cloud based platforms for solution delivery.


  • Provide technical leadership and strategic direction for product and service planning through a broad understanding of genetics, genetic analysis tools, analytics and integration technologies, primarily in the cloud. Strong focus around the emerging area of single cells.

  • Identify customer requirements through user interviews and lead collaboration with multidisciplinary teams (i.e.Scientist, data engineering, product integration, computational biology, software) to translate customer needs into software requirements and lead the team in building solutions

  • Lead engineering discussions around single cell platform capabilities

  • Design the LRL architecture for single cell data capture, analysis and visualization

  • Work as a platform team lead to develop and deliver the single cell platform using agile development processes including building data and workflow pipelines and creative web applications and visualizations for complex data

  • Represent the services across Research and IDS (Information Digital Solutions) and drive our robust capabilities both on premise and via cloud providers such as AWS and Azure, by building on a solid understanding of the integration points with applications, platforms, network infrastructure, and other capabilities.

  • Partner with infrastructure, solution delivery, and Information Management capability teams to architect and deliver current and future solutions.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline or at least 10 years of equivalent experience and/or a Masters’ Degree in a technical discipline with at least 6 years of experience.

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services and/or Azure Cloud technology, containers and data pipelining technologies.

  • Proficient in R, python and genomics data analyses methods

  • Experience with analysis of genomic data

  • 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 Preferences:

  • Experience with10X Genomics software

  • Experience with AI/Ml and Statistical Approaches

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills (ability to assess problems, identify solutions, gain solution support, and implement solutions).

  • High learning agility for technology and business processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, influence peers, and achieve results through others.

  • Strong understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems.

  • Strong teamwork, self-management, problem-solving abilities

  • Ability to recognize project information, integration, analytics, and technical solution needs and define project specific architectures that provide these capabilities.

  • Advanced knowledge of database concepts, practices, methods, principles, and a comprehensive understanding of evolving industry trends and standards, including analytics applications and their supporting architectural requirements.

  • Demonstrated versatility in technical leadership, project management, and systems/software development and implementation.

  • Familiarity with multiple design, construction, version control, and testing tools

  • Ability to accomplish results through others, particularly by establishing relationships, and being an effective team member or business partner.

  • Experience working with teams across organizational and geographic boundaries and multiple levels in the organization.

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