Senior Data Engineer

Novo Nordisk A/S
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Job Description

Do you want to play a key role in establishing and developing our data foundation and thereby make a difference for patients by transforming the approach of innovative research? Now is your opportunity to join a fun and diverse team working to improve the utilization of data across CMC Development.

The position

You will be part of an IT team investigating, solving, and utilizing data potential and possibilities across the business, always in close collaboration with the scientists and other users. You will be responsible for creating a strong data backbone by developing and expanding our data infrastructure to enable our research departments to make real time data driven decisions.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Design and implement data processing pipelines, ensuring that data is collected, stored, and processed in a reliable, scalable, and efficient manner
  • Design data models & databases to support end-users in various use cases
  • Explore new technologies and tools to apply during the development of these solutions
  • Expose data to a broad range of different end users
  • Build full end-to-end digital solutions leveraging on cloud capabilities and automated CI/CD pipelines
  • Implementing effective monitoring processes and metrics
  • Working as a Senior Data Engineer in CMC Digitalisation comes with great flexibility for experimentation with new technology and you can look forward to playing a key role in shaping the future in close collaboration with other developers across the R&ED organisation.


We imagine you have a background in Software Development or other relevant field, as this position requires great technical and developer skills, and you have +5 years of experience working with data engineering.

Likewise, we believe you are able to tick most of the following boxes:

  • Designing solution & technical architecture for data-driven projects using modern data technologies and best-practices
  • Infrastructure as code using AWS CDK or related technologies
  • Deep understanding of data structures, algorithms, and computer science fundamentals
  • CI/CD Pipelines
  • Building and deploying ETL pipelines
  • Amazon Web Services focusing on Data related services
  • SQL and databases like Postgres, DynamoDB, Redshift or similar
  • Designing, developing, and appropriating data models for varying use cases
  • At least one programming language i.e., Python, Typescript, C# or Java
  • Versioning control (Git preferred)
  • Software engineering principles: scalability, extensibility, readability, etc.
  • Agile methodologies

It is essential that you work in a structured way, and you are able to communicate with various stakeholders around the organisation (both technical and non-technical people) regarding the solutions we build.. As a person, it comes naturally to you to test new techniques, software, and you have an eye for detail. You have a burning desire to learn new things and are curious about the processes and people you work with. You can work both independently and together with others. 

About the department

You will be a part of CMC Development (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control) which is the organisation that ties research and manufacturing together. The position is anchored within CMC Digitalisation, whose key mission is to execute strategic initiatives across CMC Development in the areas of Data Engineering, Demand & Supply, Business Intelligence, Digital training, IT Security, and IT Strategy in partnership with the business. We make data available and transform it into business insight and make recommendations to optimize our deliveries of medicine for clinical trials to thousands of patients across the globe. 

You will join a diverse and international department consisting of 30 colleagues with different backgrounds and expertise areas. Our daily work language is English.

Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company headquartered in Denmark. For almost 100 years, we have been driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. As a result, our treatments today benefit millions of people living with diabetes, obesity, and rare blood and endocrine diseases. We are proud of that.

We are proud of our people too, and we employ more than 50,000 bright and diverse minds in 80 offices worldwide. With us, your bright mind and commitment help us change lives for people worldwide. In exchange, we offer you a seat in a rewarding and purpose-driven culture where your professional and personal development is highly valued. That said, opportunities are many in Novo Nordisk.


For further information, please contact Snr. Department Manager Camilla Büchler Seier Petersen, +45 34481999

We will be conducting interviews on an ongoing basis, so please do not hesitate to apply today. You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 

At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.

Company Info.

Novo Nordisk A/S

Novo Nordisk A/S is a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bagsværd, Denmark, with production facilities in eight countries, and affiliates or offices in five countries.

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