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Lilly Engineer-Data and Cyber Security in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Full-Time Employment - FTE


Lilly is at a critical juncture as we tool up to realize the potential of our product pipeline. We are building new processing capabilities around the world, and emphasizing emerging, innovative processing technologies, such as continuous processing, biotech platforms, and advanced data and control systems. Additionally, we are recapitalizing older assets, and bringing the operational philosophies in line with current technologies. Lilly places a high value on fully automated manufacturing processes, as the quality and operational benefits are baseline expectations of new process design.

Global Process Automation & Control Engineering (GPACE) is part of the Engineering Tech Center (ETC). GPACE provides automation, measurement, cyber-security, and process control solutions. GPACE is a technical resource for training, standards, capital project delivery, and Lilly’s standard automation platforms. GPACE’s primary customers are global manufacturing and development sites, MQ-IDS (Information & Data Solutions), Corporate InfoSec, and peer groups such as Global Facilities Delivery (GFD).

This role will be the process automation corporate engineering lead for Cyber Security and will support Lilly facilities globally working closely and collaboratively with Manufacturing and Quality IT. The position requires a high learning agility and experience in one or more process automation systems with a strong focus on cyber security, architecture, and supporting platforms.

The primary focus of this role will be as follows: 1) Lead the cyber security program for process automation including vulnerability detection and mitigation, risk assessments, technology evaluation and recommendation, patching and upgrade strategies, inventory management, and supplier management on the Lilly Automation key platforms (Rockwell, Emerson, Foxboro). There will be a strong focus on Level 0, 1, 2, and 3 systems. 2) Collaborate with MQ-IDS security teams to develop longer-term strategies to reduce operational risk. 3) Lead a forum of users to share best practices and track progress and issues. 4) Protect Lilly Champion.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Work safely and continually look for improvements to both people and equipment safety.

  • Provide corporate leadership in detecting process automation vulnerabilities, performing risk assessments, and communicating to manufacturing site representatives. Provide key liaison services for our MQ-IDS security teams.

  • Develop and utilize a process to evaluate vulnerabilities and provide communications to site representatives.

  • Develop and lead a community of practice for our manufacturing sites for cyber security management of process automation systems.

  • Work with manufacturing automation teams and MQ-IDS to develop an inventory process for key automation systems.

  • Drive implementation and use of cyber security technology and associated governance processes to reduce risk in our manufacturing automation systems.

  • Innovation - Bring external and innovation focus, combined with a strong understanding of business objectives, manufacturing and quality processes and technologies, IT/Automation applications and Infrastructure and cyber-security, to define the future state vision for manufacturing.

  • Automation Design Oversight – Provide Automation SME and leadership to support GFD corporate profiles and conceptual engineering including design, cost estimates, to increase system security and align with Lilly IT S95 strategies.

  • Protect Lilly Lead – Provide SME level support to the Corporate Protect Lilly program as it relates to engineering, automation, and cyber security.

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or a related science field.

  • 3+ years of experience in process automation engineering, preferably supporting a manufacturing site.

  • 3+ years of experience in one or more process automation platforms demonstrated with work experience and/or training.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience in pharma or GMP industry

  • Experience in cyber security program management

  • Experience working with validated systems

  • Expertise in Lilly’s preferred platforms, including Rockwell Automation, Emerson DeltaV, Foxboro, and Microsoft.

  • Ability to work well with different cultures and engineering disciplines internationally

  • Knowledge in Historians, and IT platforms such as servers, workstations, and thin clients.

Additional Information:

  • Monday through Friday Day Shift of 7:30am-4:30pm with some allowance for flex time.

  • Travel: Domestic and International travel required (10 - 20%)

  • 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.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please email Lilly Recruiting Compliance. Please note, this email address is intended for use only to request a disability accommodation, please email Lilly Recruiting Compliance for further assistance. Inquiries which are not requests for accommodations may not receive a response.

Company Overview:

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 39,000 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.


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Region: North America

City: Indianapolis

State: Indiana

Country: USA

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Req Id: 57824BR