Data Engineer to brand new Te­ch­no­lo­gy In­nova­tion Unit in Oral Finished Products

Are you the data engineer that can create the foundation for advanced analytics and machine learning in Novo Nordisk? Do you want to make a difference for patients by transforming the approach of innovative drug product production and late stage development? Are you an experienced Data Engineer or back-end developer? And do you want to have a key entrepreneurial role in a new unit to support our journey transforming our Operational Technology/Automation landscape from local systems to global systems? Then join us in a newly established position as data engineer in Oral Finished Product (OFP). 

About the department

OFP is organizationally placed in Product Supply, which globally address 14,000 of Novo Nordisk’s 43,000 employees. In OFP we are approximately 550 dedicated employees in Maaloev DK and more than 50 colleagues in Durham US where we are establishing a new tablet facility - and the areas are still growing. For the future we have many ambitions and we are working hard to get our new product on the market. Together we will succeed and still strive being at the forefront of the development of technology, systems and processes etc.

The position is anchored in the brand new OFP Technology Innovation Unit in Maaloev, whose key mission is to redefine our manufacturing approach by creating a fully data driven and continuous process with instant release for oral tablet formulation and optimize the manufacturing production and analysis from end to end. We aim to create a new paradigm that will alter the approach to drug development by redesigning and digitalizing the process. 

The team will consist of approx. 15 highly skilled subject matter experts with different scientific backgrounds ranging from technicians, formulation specialists and analytical 

experts to automation engineers and data scientists. 

Data is collected from sensors, production machines, ERP systems, et al., and transformed into daily insights that enable decision makers at all levels to make evidence-based decisions or fully automate the decision-making process. 

With the rapid advancement within data and analytics, we are expanding our team with a Data Engineer. Our ambition is to be the frontier of data and analytics, use the latest techniques and software to draw greater insights and future predictions from the data and thus making a significant impact on how we manage the future manufacturing operation.

The position

The ideal candidate will have outstanding hands-on experience and ability to translate complex logic into data solutions that can be used by the decision-makers and data scientists. You have worked as a data engineer on multiple data and analytics projects - and no matter if the data is big or small, you find it exciting and get things done.

Your role will be to work as the leading data engineer on advanced analytics projects throughout OFP including translating business needs into data solutions. You will implement data pipelines from extraction to monitoring (cloud/on-premise) and deploy machine learning models in production. Furthermore, it is your responsibility to design data architectures in production environments as well as taking an active part in driving data and analytics. Finally, the role will include hands-on implementation, documentation and knowledge-sharing in the department.

This is a new job type within OFP Novo Nordisk which gives great flexibility for experimentation with new technology, and you can look forward to playing a key role in shaping the future of automated laboratories and production lines in OFP.

In OFP we make a huge effort for you as a new employee to be off to a good start. During the first few days you will spend some time with other new employees, where you will go through an exciting introducing plan together. The area manager will welcome you, and a colleague will act as a mentor and go through your individual training plan. We know how important it is, and we are looking forward to meeting you.

Qualifications and skills

You have relevant documented experience within data engineering; Either you hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree within Computer Science, Engineering or similar or have extensive experience within the field.

We are looking for candidates with professional experience with the following: 

  • Relational databases such as MySQL, MSSQL and PostgreSQL 
  • NoSQL databases
  • Data processing using ETL tools and understanding data processing platforms such as Spark
  • Progamming, preferably Python, Java, C# etc.
  • Cloud technologies preferably Azure or AWS

As our new colleague we expect you to be skillful in what you do. Besides taking responsibility for your tasks, you are curious and take the initiative to get the job done. You have an eye for details, and an open mindset including willingness to learn and to improve. Having experience with working in agile teams is an advantage.

Furthermore, you are known for building good relations with your colleagues and stakeholders at all levels in the organization.  

About Oral Finished Products in Novo Nordisk

In 2004 an ambitious and path-breaking journey began for us to become the first medical company delivering GLP-1-based tablets to the market. In 2019 we succeeded with the first approval for market (in the US) and since we received approvals in EU, Japan, Canada – and more to come. This means that millions of patients with type-2 diabetes will have an oral alternative (tablet) to injectable preparation. A result of competent, innovative and engaged employees’ efforts, who are proud to use their dedication to make totally new standards within the diabetes treatment. Join us at our journey – a possibility to make a personal and professional development.


For further information, please contact Rikke Schnipper +45 3075 5797.


October 18, 2020.

Millions rely on us

To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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Novo Nordisk A/S
Publiceret: 18. september 2020


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