IT Architect – IT/OT - SCADA

To support and strengthen our IT strategy, we are looking for new colleagues within system management, SCADA and IT infrastructure architects, IT operations specialists and IT supporters. If you have any of these skills, come join a Global IT organization in a company on an exciting change journey with a fantastic purpose, where you will play a central role.

World leader in allergy

ALK's aspiration is to become the world leader in allergy by helping as many people as possible with allergy to a better life by providing options of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of allergy. In Global IT, we contribute to this aspiration by supporting the organisation with modern IT tools and technologies, and by delivering world-class support to our many colleagues around the world.

The position

Are you passionate about SCADA and digital transformation? Do you have a solid experience and knowledge related to SCADA solutions and related infrastructure? Do you enjoy learning about new technologies, interfaces and solutions and bring them to live? If so, please come join our great team of IT experts in Global IT in Hørsholm.

Your role as IT Architect

Working in collaboration with the infrastructure team, line of business and other Global IT members, you will design, implement and document critical and modern SCADA infrastructure solutions primarily based on Microsoft services and operating systems.

You will be involved in projects for implementation and upgrading our SCADA infrastructure including production network, high availability setup, automation interfacing, ensuring we live up to our strategy: Simplify manufacturing processes and systems, harmonize systems to further enhance production optimization and improve robustness.

You will support, troubleshoot, and develop existing SCADA environment to ensure a high level of performance and stability. In cooperation with Global IT team colleagues, you will be responsible for development of the SCADA server platforms owned by Global IT and implementation of security standards.

Additional to this, you will establish policy and strategy for the selection of solution architecture components, and co-ordinates design activities, promoting the discipline to ensure consistency.

You will ensure to adhere to industry best practice develop standards and guidelines for the delivery of SCADA infrastructure and approved applications and you will have hands on activity during solution design and development.

A strong drive and project management skills will be an advantage, as the right technical solution is only one piece of the puzzle.

GxP Compliance and documentation are a part of our mindset, so experience and demonstrated ability to achieve compliance in an effective and useful way is an advantage.

Travel activity is expected from 15 to 30 days per year (post-Covid).

Fields of responsibility

  • Design and maintain the ALK SCADA standard, including related infrastructure and components
  • Participation in administration and design of the SCADA architecture
  • Participate in managing existing SCADA platform, including testing and quality standards
  • Evaluate and implementation of new technologies and centralized management
  • Qualification of the SCADA solutions
  • Responsible for training of super and end users
  • Documentation of own area according to standards

Your qualifications

  • Experience with various SCADA IT/OT systems and platforms, including security and data management
  • Experience with Microsoft server platform and requirements for running SCADA systems
  • Experience with troubleshooting of SCADA server technologies in local and in an enterprise environment
  • Experience with implementation and design of SCADA systems
  • Historian experience
  • Experience with Equipment PC/HMI clients troubleshooting and upgrades
  • Experience with automation and PLC environment, sensors and data management
  • Knowledge with SCADA system monitoring and performance optimization
  • Capable of documenting own work and conduct training of team members
  • Used to set standards for monitoring and documentation
  • Proactive and analytical mindset as well as taking responsibility and lead technical projects
  • Knowledge of GxP pharma environments is an advantage but not a prerequisite
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

The team IT Operations in Global IT at ALK

IT Operations is responsible for a continuous and uninterrupted IT operation covering platforms, services and applications with 10 colleagues in the team and we are working closely together with IT Support and IT Infrastructure.

IT Operations is part of Global IT at ALK, being a global organisation of approximately 140 employees with three main hubs in Hørsholm, Madrid and Krakow and IT staff on our production sites and regional sales hubs in Germany, France and North America. Today, ALK has most IT competences in-house and you will have qualified colleagues across the globe.

We believe that good results and IT services go hand in hand with securing development and learning opportunities. Employees are encouraged to show respect and help each other every day. You will become part of an IT organization where we put competence and substance over format and presentation and prioritize iterative interactions.

Apart from supporting Line of Business, IT Operations will work closely with IT Infrastructure/Security and Support.

Our new IT strategy contains several new IT programs and projects aimed at revitalising ALK's IT infrastructure and application landscape. You will have the opportunity to work with and impact our:

  • Global monitoring solutions
  • Standardizing and automating server builds and maintenance
  • Analysing and providing proposals for new initiatives

Allergy Solutions For Life

More than 500 million people worldwide have allergies. Many of them suffer in silence because the way ahead is too confusing.

By collecting information and the latest and most trusted solutions together in one place, we want to make allergy surprisingly simple to manage. With 100 years of experience, nobody knows allergy like us, and we continuously apply our scientific knowledge and expertise to help people take control of their allergy and their life.

We want to make a difference by offering solutions for everyone who is touched by allergy – through a comprehensive range of products, services and resources that offer a fast-track to a more balanced life.

By joining ALK you will get the opportunity to be part of our exciting journey where you are able to create results, develop solutions, yourself and ALK together with highly skilled and engaged colleagues while helping millions of people suffering with allergy.

If this sounds like a mission you also would like to be part of we hope to receive your CV and application no later than December 15, 2021.


For further information on the position please contact Manager, Global IT Operations Sune Sebber Christensen by mail or +45 4171 8481.

ALK-Abelló A/S

ALK helps people living with allergy. By providing solutions that make life with allergy surprisingly simple we make a difference for many people. We build upon a strong heritage as a pioneer in allergy immunotherapy and we will continue to innovate, develop and market new products and solutions for people with allergy. ALK is a global company with production sites in Denmark, France, Spain and the United States. We were founded in Copenhagen in 1923 and today we employ around 2,300 people around the globe. Our headquarter is based in Hørsholm north of Copenhagen. We know that our employees are our most valuable asset and we believe they do their very best every day in the pursuit of new and better allergy treatments and solutions for people with allergy around the world. If you like to have influence and make a difference ALK is the right place so come join us on our exciting journey.

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