System Architect

Category:  Information Technology & Telecom

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to drive the IT/OT architectural direction in an API production area in Novo Nordisk? Are you an experienced IT/OT Architect with an aspiration to take on a role as lead architect for the area and a sparring partner to the management team 

If you do and get energized by bridging business and IT/OT, we have the perfect opportunity for you in Digital Data & IT (DD&IT) Product Supply (PS) Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD) API production area at Novo Nordisk!

Apply today and join the journey with us!

The position
As a System Architect, you will make sure that every IT/OT solution in our area follows the overall Novo Nordisk Target Architecture and you will take the technical leadership and put your mark on the technical ambitions in our area.

You will get the opportunity to:

  • Define and drive the architectural strategy for our area together with relevant SMEs located in the organization
  • Create followship by the local architects and managers
  • Create a network of architects within our area and nurture a sharing/learning culture
  • Be visible to the whole area. Get to know the local architects and the production sites
  • Secure that every solution follows the Novo Nordisk API Target Architecture
  • Collaborate with and guide colleagues across multiple IT and LoB organization areas, e.g., project and maintenance teams, system teams, Product Management and IT architects from other areas and sites on our Target Architecture and Architectural Principles


The current IT/OT landscape is diverse, with different MES solutions (PAS-X/Syncade, various control systems (DCS and SCADA), and several installations of data Historian, stand-alone equipment etc.).


What are we looking for?
Your key trades include, but are not limited to the following experiences:

  • You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in IT Software Engineering, Engineering, Computer Science, or similar in experience
  • Strong IT/OT functional background (e.g., MES, WMS, DCS, SCADA, PLC, SQL)
  • Experience as an IT architect or aspiring to take that role working with integration platforms and methods towards both on-premises and cloud
  • Experience with data harmonization, publishing complex data to data lakes and data architecture


As a person, you are energized by taking responsibility, not only for the System Architecture but also for ensuring cross organizational alignment and communication on different levels. You are proactive and curious, visionary and want to take the lead in ensuring we deliver a future proof and solid IT architecture to our stakeholders.

The team waiting for you
Digital, Data & IT (DDIT) for Product Supply (PS) Biotech & Rare Diseases (BRD) is responsible for IT and automation for the production sites. This responsibility spans across development and maintenance of local and global IT and automation solutions, infrastructure, compliance, and projects in collaboration with colleagues from global IT units and external vendors/service providers. The organization support one production area of BRD; Active Product Ingredients (API). In this unit, colleagues are divided into 6 teams handling IT/OT Support, Compliance and Projects. All departments collaborate to unite IT/OT across BRD sites and facilitate cross-organizational synergies.


Joining Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company headquartered in Denmark. For almost 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 50,000 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 Senior Manager Joachim S. Warberg
at +45 3075 0107

1 November 2023

Feeling overwhelmed by job requirements and doubting if you're 100% qualified? Don't let it stop you! We encourage you to apply anyway, as your profile could surprise us and fit our needs better than you think. So, take the leap and submit your application. We will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.


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.