Eli Lilly and Company

Data Visualization Designer-Devices

Cambridge, MA, United States
Oct 05, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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.

The Lilly Innovation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts allows Lilly to explore how next generation therapeutic ecosystems, connected solutions, and data analytics can improve patient health while reducing the clinical, psychosocial and economic burden that is systemic throughout healthcare today. Our team in Cambridge shares a passion for challenging conventional wisdom and creating an environment that embraces prioritizing high-risk, breakthrough concepts. The center provides a start-up environment with large company support. We are located in the core of Massachusetts exploding science and technology cluster, walking distance to some of the best academic and industry innovators in the world. The center has been designed to cultivate collaborative drug, device and technology research across all of Lilly's therapeutic areas.

Are you looking for a role that combines skillful visual communication design with the ability to create exceptional data visualization and infographics? This role will challenge you to use beautiful visuals and infographics to help our users "see the story" within the data generated. At Lilly, we see design as a skillset which can have a major impact the patient experience. We value design thinking and practice for the powerful changes it can create. As a Data Visualization Designer your primary mission will be to work on break-through innovations by translating health informatics into user-focused and intuitive visual designs for mobile and web applications. Does this sound like a role for you? Read on to learn more.

You will work on projects producing design deliverables for connected medical devices and software. This role provides an opportunity to work with Interaction Designer(s) and cross-functional team-mates to deliver high quality design concepts and prototypes that will form later commercialization efforts. To help the User-Centered Design team grow and succeed, you will need to collaborate with your interaction, visual communications and industrial design peers to evangelize the strategic use of design within Lilly. Other responsibilities you will have include:

  • Act as a subject matter expert on visual communication design for data visualization and infographics while providing strategic direction for innovation projects.
  • Develop individual design requirements and translate them into prototypes in various development stages with the ability easily step back to see the broader impact of a design within a platform or business unit as well as the relationship of that design to the strategic direction of the company.
  • Lead others through alignment toward a clear vision, articulating the value of user-centered design and the end product to the business and to our stakeholders.
  • Engage cross functional team members and demonstrate that their diverse perspectives are valued.
  • A drive to get things done; recognize opportunities to work smarter and drive organizational improvement, while organizing, planning, and delivering high quality, thoughtful designs.
  • Excellent communication (visual, verbal, written and presentation) skills that take partners along through the design process.
  • An insatiable interest in learning about patients, healthcare and where design is going. A major part of this role is learning about our patients and translating their experiences into meaningful concepts


Basic Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in Visual Communication Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Graphic Design, Industrial Design or a related field
  • 3 years of work experience outside of an educational setting
  • 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



  • Expert level experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Experience in motion graphics is valuable but not required.
  • A portfolio demonstrating successful use of design to deliver compelling visuals for mobile and web with an emphasis on successfully "telling users the story" within data visualizations and infographics.
  • An eye for detail
  • Ability to manage change/demonstrate intellectual agility
  • Experience designing for the healthcare industry


Additional Information
US and OUS travel, usually 10-15% but up to ~30% at times.

Lilly credits its exceptional employees for its successes and knows the key to ongoing achievement lies in attracting and retaining the best people. Here are a few of the recognitions Lilly has earned for creating an outstanding work environment:



  • Business Week magazine 50 Best Places to Launch a Career
  • Black Enterprise 2018 list of 50 Best Companies for Diversity
  • FORTUNE 50 Best Companies for Minorities
  • Human Right Campaign Corporate Equality Index - 100% score
  • Location is the Cambridge Innovation Center-Cambridge, MA

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,