Senior Data Platform Developer

Category:  Digital & IT

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK



Are you passionate about developing cloud solutions to meet complex data and analytics needs? Are you a strong advocate for DevOps principles? Do you love collaborating with your colleagues, and bringing them along your own professional development? 


We’re looking for a Senior Data Platform Developer to help us develop and guide our data platform. You’ll be a part of the Platform & Software Centre of Excellence within Business Intelligence, Data Management & Analytics (BIDMA), where we focus on high value creation and innovation. Join us in our mission to #BringDataToLife


The position
As a Senior Data Platform Developer you will play a central role in defining and implementing scalable solutions for our business areas, helping us extend our existing platform into the Azure environment. 


Your tasks include: 

  • Actively driving the development and integration of our cloud solutions and software products, with minimal guidance
  • Working closely with stakeholders to implement Azure Databricks in a way that enables domain autonomy coupled with broad connectivity.
  • Providing technical guidance to feasibility/scope assessments for the leadership team regarding the implementation and adoption of cloud technologies
  • Using behaviour-driven design principles to ensure a common understanding between stakeholders and developers on quality, security, and compliance.
  • Ensuring that the products you support are continuously improving in code, security, and reliability. These improvements should be spread across the teams you interact with, so that you lift the bar of our product standards. 

Furthermore, you will:

  • Continuously develop your professional knowledge and skills through participation in external industry events such as seminars, conferences and publishing activities. 
  • Share knowledge with your colleagues through demos, co-development, and sparring, ensuring that expertise is spread across the team to enable collaborative ways of working.


The position is based in the greater Copenhagen region, Denmark. Since you will be working in a global environment, you must expect occasional meetings to take place outside Danish working hours.


We’re looking for someone with the following background:
•    Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, software development or a related field, with at least 3 years’ experience working with Azure cloud tools. 
•    Experience with CI/CD pipelines and working with modern build, test and deployment tools, ideally in large organisations as an internal colleague or consultant. 
•    An understanding of infrastructure automation and infrastructure as code. Experience working with Terraform or other IaC tools. 
•    Strong programming skills with Python and at least one other language. Experience writing and refactoring code. 
•    Experience implementing Azure Databricks in a large organisation.
•    The ability to understand complex technical matters, form an educated opinion, and communicate with impact to a variety of stakeholders with different levels of technical expertise.
•    Fluent spoken and written English.
About the department
You will join our team of architects, developers, analysts, and data engineers. BIDMA is a global, high performing department with a variety of technical, analytical, and multinational backgrounds. We are expanding our offerings to the global organisation, so we need extra colleagues to succeed with our journey and ambitious vision.


We do data acquisition and ingestion; data analysis and data engineering; evangelising the use of data and advanced analytics; and supporting data science users of our platform. We are cloud native and work on both AWS and Azure. We deliver solutions using Scrum methodology. We have built and are operating the enterprise data lake, data mesh and data science platform to support our vision, which is to be able to deliver world class management and enablement of data.


The overarching goal is to use data to gain new understandings and insights, drive optimisations and create true value to Novo Nordisk and the patients we serve. We #BringDataToLife 

You can find out more about our data products approach and architecture from the AWS Big Data Blog and our presentation at AWS re:Invent 2022.


Working at Novo Nordisk   
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company headquartered in Denmark. For over 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 65,000 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 the Head of the BIDMA Platform & Software Centre of Excellence Alyson Dalby at 


31 May 2024


Please note that we will be assessing applications as we go, so we recommend applying as soon as possible.


If this sounds interesting to you, write us a short but motivated cover letter, and submit that and your resume through our recruiting platform. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from including a photo in your application.


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.