Data Engineer for Digital Innovation

Data Management Posted date 2 January 2022 SøborgNovo Nordisk

Are you ready to apply state-of-the-art data and cloud engineering to enable the digital transformation of a successful company? And are you ready to join a highly skilled, dynamic and diverse team where we prioritise collaboration, knowledge sharing and having fun? Then this is your opportunity to pursue an exciting career in a growing area of a global organisation.

About the department

The Development area is responsible for managing clinical drug development worldwide from early development phases to product launch. We provide medical and scientific documentation for clinical submissions and authorities while ensuring that the process lives up to global standards, regulations and business ethics.

You will become part of a dynamic and passionate team that together with two other teams make up our Development Digital Innovation department located in Søborg, Denmark. Our aim is to drive the digital transformation of Development through pioneering new technology, establishing a state-of-the-art digital and data infrastructure and to help our organisation develop novel digital products. The activities span across many use cases and technologies, but a central objective is to automate processes and develop products to better utilise both clinical and operational data.

The position

As data engineer you use your knowledge and technical skills to design and implement the data and cloud foundation for our digital products. You will play a key role in supporting data scientists and app developers in creating the right data and cloud infrastructure for our various activities. You will collaborate with our Global IT organisation so we leverage on work already done on enterprise level regarding our cloud infrastructure, but you will also ensure to provide relevant input to our enterprise architecture. You will be involved in many different activities and will as relevant also be responsible for writing, documenting and maintaining code in several languages including SQL and Python.


You have a relevant master’s degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer science, Life sciences or equivalent. Preferably you have several years of hands-on experience with cloud engineering (AWS or Azure) and data engineering in an enterprise context but our priority is to find a person with the right technical skills and mindset regardless of experience.

Your data engineering skills includes data ingestion and processing by writing well performing and maintainable code in e.g. SQL or Python and you know how to get good performance from relational (and NOSQL) databases.

As you will be involved in many activities on many levels it is important that you thrive in a dynamic environment where no two days are alike, and priorities can change.

We emphasize accountability and reaching goals through a collaborative effort, thus it is essential that you can use your good interpersonal and communication skills to achieve results together with others. You enjoy responsibility and complete your assignments proactively and within timelines. Finally, you can communicate fluently in English, both in speech and writing.

Job level and salary will depend on skillset and experience.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication and ambition help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and to benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.

About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases.

  • Posted date 2 January 2022