Embedded Software Engineer

Category:  Engineering

Hillerød, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Embedded Software Engineer to Devices & Delivery Solutions

Do you want to use your experience in Embedded Software Development to take part in bringing connected medical devices to millions of patients globally? Are you motivated by making an impact, and do you thrive on creating innovative software solutions with global teams? Then this is your moment. Apply now and join us as a Software Engineer and contribute to the development of our connected devices and delivery solutions!


The position

Novo Nordisk is pursuing an ambitious strategy of improving the life of people living with chronic diseases and drive business growth by innovating and launching connected devices and digital health systems. In your daily work, you will interface with cross-functional teams, experts from across engineering disciplines and global development teams.  Developing software for connected medical devices gives you the opportunity to work with resource-constrained, safe and smart devices.  There is no dearth of challenges and the job will offer lots of learning opportunities.  At the end of the day, we celebrate being one step closer to transforming the lives of our patients.  

  • You will become a part of Novo Nordisk Devices and Delivery Systems Engineering team for embedded software development. We are a relatively small but very active team in rapid development, reflecting the strategic importance of software in our future products. We are currently in a process to develop our software development, testing and review processes and tools building on the Microsoft Azure DevOps platform. 
  • It is expected that you have experience working with agile methods and either Azure DevOps or another CI/CD platform and that you have experience working with unit test frameworks.
  • Your working day will be dynamic with multiple tasks interactions that drive products from early concept to commercialization. Your success will be driven by your contributions to the execution of the project, the continuous improvement of our processes and your way of engaging with colleagues and stakeholders. 



  • You hold a bachelor's degree or above within software or electrical engineering,
  • Minimum 2 years of a proven track record within design, development and test for resource constrained embedded software systems
  • Experience with agile methods, unit testing and continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines such as Jenkins or Azure DevOps
  • You communicate fluently in English both written and orally and like to document your work


It would be considered an advantage if you also have: 

  • Experience with connected medical devices or medical devices with embedded software with a basic understanding of IEC 62304
  • Understanding of the life cycle management of software including but not limited to software risk management, requirement management, verification and configuration management
  • Experience working with Microsoft Azure DevOps 
  • As a person, you are a strong team player recognised for your interpersonal skills. You are energetic, and you are comfortable with taking initiative with a 'can do' mind-set, as well as facilitating stakeholders. You communicate fluently in English both written and orally and like to document your work. 


About the department
Devices & Delivery Solutions is an area within Novo Nordisk's global R&D organisation. We develop medical devices for self-treatment, supporting all business areas of Novo Nordisk A/S. Device R&D is located in Hillerød, in the greater Copenhagen area, and we have a long and outstanding track record of developing the best, most innovative and widely used insulin devices in the world. 


We are expanding our portfolio of connected medical device projects that require innovative and reliable embedded software solutions and thus, great effort is put into transforming our software development processes together with development vendors. You will join a project team responsible for the development of connected medical devices for drug delivery. The team is an interdisciplinary group of hardware, software and mechanical engineers motivated by advancing the care of people living with diabetes.

If you have any questions, please contact Søren Stranne at ESSE@novonordisk.com.


August 1st, 2021.

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.