Become a Junior Data Engineer on the New Cloud Data Platform in Chr. Hansen, R&D

The team for you to join

You will be a part of Digital R&D, which is a central unit in Chr. Hansen Research & Development (R&D) leading the digital agenda in R&D. We are at the very heart of the digital transformation that will let us drive speed in innovation. The overall aim is to enable scalable science in Chr. Hansen through digital solutions. 

We support the business with commercial as well as in-house built solutions and span from securing a solid IT infrastructure to advanced analytics unleashing the full value of our science data. We are a dynamic and diverse team of nine people with different backgrounds within IT and Life Science who enjoy what we do. This in combination with curiosity and an open and informal approach has led to great success in establishing digital solutions. We always work in close collaboration with IT, other internal digitalization teams and the business.   

What would your role look like? 

As a Junior Data Engineer in Digital R&D, you will apply your understanding of data transformation, pipelines, and modeling to support the scientists in R&D. Your role is to develop, support, troubleshoot, and maintain data pipelines on our new Science Data Platform. This platform plays a central role in making key scientific data easily reliable, browsable and analyzable. The platform is under development why you will join the team at a very exciting and defining moment. This will be a very good opportunity to get experience with the new Data Lakehouse platform architecture. 

You will: 

  • Develop data transformation jobs and build pipelines that move data to answer the user stories in our backlog. The end-product will typically be analytical data models, analytical base tables, and other types of curated data. You will focus on great performing code and the right use of components
  • Work extensively with SQL in a variety of new and heavy compute components (Databricks and Azure Synapse Analytics). During your upskilling, you will also adopt PySpark
  • Work closely with guidance and sparring from our Senior Data Engineer & Architect in how to best handle the user stories in scope
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts and Product owners in refining user stories
  • Occasionally take the data delivery a step further by building cubes and data visualizations
  • Play a key role in documenting, testing, and monitoring the activities on the platform

Who are we looking for?

For this position you need to have experience with and a good understanding of Data Analytics (Ideally a degree in IT, Data Science, or equivalent professional experience). You may be a graduate and have relevant experience from student positions. We also see that you have technical experience with developing data transformation Jobs and orchestrating them via pipelines (ETL/ELT) and great skills in SQL.

Further, you have:

  • Skills to handle Structured, Semi-structured, and unstructured data
  • The desire and talent of monitoring pipelines and identify why some might have failed
  • Experience with the development of classic analytic data models (you know about Ralph Kimball)
  • Ability to work independently, structure, and drive a process
  • Ability to translate business needs into Data Solutions 
  • Programming experience (R/Python) is seen as a significant advantage.
  • Knowledge about the most common supervised & unsupervised learning algorithms is an advantage
  • Experience from working in a research-oriented environment, ideally bioscience, is an advantage

As a person, you are service minded and passionate about solving the needs of the users and the business. You shine in collaborative and cross-functional teams, where you can use your technical skills as well as you good interpersonal and communication skills to provide results together with others. You are a good listener, understand that “the devil is in the details” and that quality is key, but also dares to challenge status quo and think out of the box when it comes to translating needs and processes into IT solutions. You produce high-quality work even under tight deadlines, always go the extra mile when it is needed and are self-motivated and thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. 

What we offer you? 

In Digital R&D we can offer you a spot in a very ambitious team of skilled and dedicated colleagues working in an exciting and welcoming environment. We emphasize collaboration, honesty, trust and wellbeing with each member having their own unique experiences and talents. We are a growing team on a journey that offers great opportunities for personal and professional development in a dynamic and inspiring workday. 

Working at Chr. Hansen provides the opportunity to work in a multinational and multicultural environment. We regard our employees as our most valuable asset and constantly look for new talent to strengthen our team. Chr. Hansen values people who can take charge, come up with new ideas and want to form their own work practice and methods. Since 1874, we have been at the forefront of innovation and constantly expanded into new areas for a more sustainable future. We believe that engagement matters. In each of our 32 global offices, we offer you an agile organization with a short way from idea to implementation with an inspiring work environment and a collaborative culture. Join us and take part in making a meaningful difference!

If you need more information? 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Camilla Petersen, Department Manager, at dkcbsp@chr-hansen.com.

Deadline for applications is October 24, 2021, but please submit your cover letter and CV as soon as possible since we will be processing incoming applications continually.

You can also read more about a career at Chr. Hansen here: https://www.chr-hansen.com/en/career

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About Chr. Hansen

Chr. Hansen is the world’s most sustainable food ingredients company and uniquely positioned to drive positive change through our microbial solutions, which touch the lives of more than 1 billion people every day. Over more than 145 years, we have worked to enable sustainable agriculture, cleaner labels and healthier living for more people around the world. We have come far on our journey, and delivered strong results, and as we continue to unlock the power of good bacteria through new technologies, there is so much more we can do.

We are passionate about what we do because we know we can make a difference for people, animals and plants. And ultimately for our planet. It’s part of our culture, our history and our strategy.

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do and the driving force enabling us to live our mission to pioneer microbial science to improve food, health and productivity in our endeavor to grow a better world. Naturally.


Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2015/16 financial year was EUR 949 million. The company has more than 2,800 dedicated employees in 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. For further information, please visit www.chr-hansen.com.
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