Senior IT Security Architect

Category:  Information Technology & Telecom

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK



Do you want to support and advice one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the world? Do you want to be part of a strong team of security experts, and make a difference by turning security into a business enabler? Then you may want to become our new colleague and join one of the best security teams in Denmark. Read on!


About the department


The Global Information Security Advisory department is based in Global IT in Denmark. You will be part of a global information security community with more than 70 colleagues located primarily in Denmark, USA, and India.

Our team consists of leading experts in various areas ranging from network security, white hat hacking, cloud security, cryptography, security operations, to manufacturing security and security risk management and governance.

We sit and work closely with our colleagues in Security Operations and Global IT which fosters a high level of knowledge sharing and makes the team an exciting place to work.


The job


We are looking for an information security architect to become a trusted advisor for our Line of Business as well as for our colleagues in Global IT.

Novo Nordisk has a strong focus on Digitalization and increasingly evaluates and applies new technologies such as AI, machine learning, robotics, data analytics as business enablers. Your task will be to work closely with the business and IT areas to ensure that the information security risks are effectively assessed, understood, and managed in alignment with our risk management process.

You will help us drive and develop our risk management approach across Novo Nordisk and become a business partner in different areas of line of business to promote effective security- and risk management efforts where it is critical and value-adding to Novo Nordisk.


Your main tasks:


  • Taking part in the implementation of our information security strategy.
  • Conducting risk identification and assessment with outset in the business processes and goals. Areas will range from research and development, to product manufacturing, digital diagnostics and treatment solutions, finance, etc.
  • Developing and driving implementation of business-oriented security strategies.
  • Developing and conducting targeted security training.
  • Advising on security in IT projects such as the digitization journey, agile methodology in IT and continuous cloud adoption.


The job is located in Bagsværd, Denmark with travel activity of max 30 days per year.





To be successful in this role, we believe that you should have:


  • At least 10 years of experience within the field of Information security
  • Strong communication skills and capability of building relationships and engaging people at all levels of the organisation.
  • Capability of taking ownership and drive/facilitate initiatives which enhances our processes and increases our value-add to Novo Nordisk.
  • At least a Bachelor degree within IT, or comparable education
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM or CISA, or knowledge and experience equivalent to these certifications.
  • Experience of in working within agile teams
  • Experience working with security standards like ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, PCI DSS, or similar.
  • Exceptional written and spoken English skills


Experience in pharmaceutical, GxP or other regulated industry is an advantage but not a requirement.


As a person you are positive, pragmatic and with a heart beating for security and with a good (or bad) sense of humour you will fit in great with our team. 



For further information, please contact hiring manager Charlotte Vikkelsø Miolane  at +45 30 77 79 36 or at chvm@novonordisk.com


27th June 2021


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 benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.



Millions rely on us 

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.