Data Engineer in Manufacturing Intelligence team

Category:  Manufacturing

Hillerød, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you looking for an opportunity to put your data engineering skills to use in a innovative, purpose driven environment? We know the value of a great Data Engineer and we are looking for one that can create the foundation for advanced analytics and machine learning in Novo Nordisk Product Supply. If you have experience with designing data pipelines and the ability to translate complex logic into data solutions, then you might be our new colleague to contribute to a variety of exciting digitalization projects in Novo Nordisk! 


The position 

As a Data Engineer in our Manufacturing Intelligence team, you will be working with some of the most data savvy people in the company and on some of the most exciting advanced analytics projects across Novo Nordisk global production. 


Your main responsibilities will be: 

  • Collaborating with cross-function teams and IT to design and build data pipelines for cleaning, transforming and combining datasets from wide variety of data sources. 

  • Understanding the business stakeholders and business problems and apply your knowledge to deliver the outcomes 

  • Design data architectures in proof-of-concepts and production environments 

  • Analyse and assemble data from different data sources i.e. IoT telemetry, historian databases in real-time or batch manner and build the data-driven solutions 

  • Support fellow Data Engineers and Data Scientists on new project initiatives to ensure consistency in the optimal data delivery architecture 

  • Taking an active part in driving data and analytics 

When joining our team as a Data Engineer, you can expect to grow your knowledge of manufacturing and process engineering. As we are relatively new team, you will have a large say in the choice of which tools we will use and will have a large fingerprint on the platforms we develop. 



You have a master’s degree in computer science, software development, engineering, or similar field and at least 3 years of working experience with designing data pipelines in cloud environments such as AWS or Azure.   


Futhermore, we expect you to have experience in the following areas:

  • Experience in handling bigdata or real-time data, data lake, distributed processing framework i.e. Hadoop, Spark etc. 

  • Experience with streaming technologies e.g. Kafka, AWS Kinesis etc. 

  • Experience developing solutions on cloud platforms e.g.  AWS, Azure, or similar 

  • Databases knowledge i.e. SQL, Postgres, or similar 

  • Experience with NoSQL e.g. HBase, MongoDB, Cassandra, or similar 

  • Experience with at-least one programming language i.e. Python, Java


It would be considered an advantage if you also have: 

  • Experience with CI/CD and docker

  • Exposure to IoT technologies


As we are a global company and an international team, fluency in both spoken and written English is required.  


Our ideal candidate will have the ability to translate complex logic into data solutions that can be used by the decision-makers and data scientists. You enjoy being part of a broader data engineering community and have passion for learning and applying the latest technology trends within manufacturing intelligence. 


About the department 

Novo Nordisk is an international company with manufacturing sites around the world and sales affiliates in all corners. Data is collected from sensors, production machines, ERP systems, et al., and transformed into daily insights that enable decision makers at all levels to make evidence-based decisions or fully automate the decision-making process. 


The Product Supply Manufacturing Intelligence department is tasked with the exciting challenge of enabling our global Manufacturing sites to make better decisions through data to increase efficiency, increase quality, and increase empowerment through data transparency.  


You will join a dynamic and diverse team of people who speaks more than 13 languages. As a part of a fairly new team, you will play an important role in contributing to developing both the culture, team as well as yourself. Our team is characterized with freedom under responsibility where we want to bring the best out of each individual. Our ambition is to be the frontier of data and analytics, use the latest techniques and software to draw greater insights and future predictions from the data and thus making a significant impact on how we manage the future Manufacturing operation. 


Together with more than 100 manufacturing lines, we aim to build scalable platforms for extracting, transforming, and storing data along with tools for utilising and visualising the data. For instance, we are aiming to build a platform for streaming data from sensors, PLCs, and other sources, to visualise line performance and problems in near real-time. To this end we are developing our stack with Amazon Webservices, IoT, and open source streaming tools. 


Working at Novo Nordisk 

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. 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. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care. 



For further information, please contact Sonya Frey at  +45 3075 6853



May 16 2021  

Please upload both your CV and a cover letter explaining why you think this position is for you. 

Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. 


Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.