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Senior Software Engineering Leader - Gen AI Platforms and Products

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
May 14, 2024

Job Details

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 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.

Software Product Engineering builds and maintains capabilities using pioneering technologies like most prominent tech companies. What differentiates Software Product Engineering is that we create new possibilities through tech to advance our purpose - creating medicines that make life better for people around the world, like model driven drug discovery and connected clinical trials. We hire the best technology professionals from a variety of backgrounds, so they can bring an assortment of knowledge, skills, and diverse thinking to deliver innovative solutions in every area of our business. 


What You’ll Be Doing:


The Principal Software Engineer will play a pivotal role in building transformative gen AI platforms and products across the entire Lilly value chain: drug discovery, research, manufacturing, go-to-market, and general knowledge work. As part of the Software Product Engineering organization, you will provide technical leadership and contribution to our cutting-edge AI platform. 


How You’ll Succeed:

  • Lead and mentor a team of software engineers, promoting best practices and fostering a collaborative and delivery-oriented environment.

  • Contribute to the design, development, and implementation of Gen AI platforms and products, with a focus on scalability and performance. 

  • Work with product and technical architect to drive forward the AI platform understanding requirements and ensuring they translate into technical deliverables. 

  • Participate in code reviews, technical discussions, and knowledge-sharing sessions. 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including scientists, researchers, and business stakeholders 


Your Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical field

  • 8+ years of programming experience in languages such as Python, JS, Go and experience with Kubernetes with experience in machine learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch) and natural language processing libraries.

  • 5+ years of machine learning principles and techniques, including deep learning, recurrent neural networks (RNNs), and transformer models.

  • 5+ years of software engineering leadership experience, with a proven track record of delivering successful projects. 


Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Up-to-date with emerging technologies, industry trends, and regulatory requirements in the life sciences and AI domains. 

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field

  • Proficiency in Python with understanding of async, streaming and other concepts.  

  • Experience in the life sciences or regulated industries is highly preferred. 

  • Familiarity with AI, Machine Learning, and Large Language Models is a plus. 

  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. 


Additional Information:

  • Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position could range from between $121,500 to $195,800 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. Full-time equivalent employees also will be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Lilly offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including eligibility to participate in a company-sponsored 401(k); pension; vacation benefits; eligibility for medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; flexible benefits (e.g., healthcare and/or dependent day care flexible spending accounts); life insurance and death benefits; certain time off and leave of absence benefits; and well-being benefits (e.g., employee assistance program, fitness benefits, and employee clubs and activities).  Of course, the compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above.  Further, Lilly reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion and Lilly’s compensation practices and guidelines will apply regarding the details of any promotion or transfer of Lilly employees.

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.



Science has been our calling from the beginning. Colonel Eli Lilly founded the company in 1876 and charged employees to “take what you find here and make it better and better.” More than 147 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with discovering the best treatments for those who take our medicines and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live. Moreover, you can also count on the team at Lilly to be incredibly civic-minded, supporting our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and a creative and innovative can-do spirit. 

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