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Associate Director - Embedded Systems

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Mar 25, 2023

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.

Lilly’s Delivery, Device, and Connected Solutions (DDCS) organization is responsible for developing, launching, and continuously improving our drug delivery systems. Our drive to produce innovative healthcare solutions has led us to develop digital capabilities in our devices. If you’re eager to leverage digital technology to make life better for people around the world, please consider the following Associate Director Embedded Systems opportunity.


We are seeking an inspiring, accomplished, technical expert to lead our growing embedded systems team. Key responsibilities include:

  • Recruit and develop a team of high-performing electrical and software engineers. You’ll need a passion for coaching and inspiring others to achieve new levels of success.

  • Coordinate career and professional development tailored to the needs and motivations of each team member. This includes individual training plans, performance management, and employee/team recognition.

  • Enable the team to develop and deliver safe and reliable real-time, embedded solutions. Identify improvement opportunities with systems, processes, and tools. You’ll need to recognize and eliminate barriers that impede progress.

  • Forecast and manage staffing assignments and budgets based on priorities and strategies. Provide oversight of contractors and suppliers. Maintain a robust pipeline of internal/external talent.

  • Serve as a role model and champion for DEI, product quality, HSE (health, safety, and environment), and ethics/integrity. 

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) field.

  • 3+ years of experience with administratively leading technical teams developing products. 

Additional Skills / Preferences:
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, develop, and mentor junior and senior level electrical and software engineers.

  • Solutions-driven problem solver with a focus on customer needs, who can drive change, is unafraid of ambiguity, and is effective at managing a portfolio of highly-visible projects and priorities. 

  • Experience with developing systems/software in a regulated environment, preferably developing embedded electromechanical drug delivery systems with safety class C software. This would include schematic and PCB design for microcontroller-based digital/analog circuits and SDLC methodologies using C.

  • Familiarity with design controls, device risk management, and quality system requirements, including understanding of international standards ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 60601, and IEC 62304.

  • Superior interpersonal skills, exceptional communication skills, and demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with and influence internal and external business and technical partners.

  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.

Other information:
  • Primary location is in Indianapolis, IN. at Lilly Technology Center – North.

  • Travel: Up to 10%

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

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 (subject to applicable law). 


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