Senior Infrastructure Cloud Engineer

Category:  Information Technology & Telecom

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Sr. Infrastructure Cloud Engineer

Are you excited about providing our Research and Early Development (R&ED) units with the IT platforms they need to conduct highly advanced scientific computing and analytics? 

Do you enjoy architecting, maintaining and enabling the newest IT technologies both in the cloud, on-premise and hybrid in an agile environment?


If yes, you might be the person we are looking for! 


About the department
R&DIT Global Research Solutions supports the strategic digital transformation of our R&ED units at Novo Nordisk A/S which is needed to realise their strategy. We are responsible for developing, implementing, operating, maintaining and supporting the data-, middleware - and IT infrastructure used by the R&ED units across Novo Nordisk A/S on premise and in the cloud.


We take pride in being experts in IT infrastructure and platforms, and at the same time having experience and understanding of how our researchers use the platforms, data and compute power we make available.


The position
You have the lead responsibility for stable and secure infrastructure and platforms. You take leadership in setting direction, designing and implementing our future cloud and on-premise platforms based on sound and modern technologies.


You will lead the technical and work in our DevOps team responsible for our scientific computing platforms and infrastructure participating in smaller and larger development teams. This requires strong collaboration with enterprise architects, product owners, project managers, delivery teams, business owners to meet their needs, while adhering to NN standards and compliance procedures.


As we aspire to DevOps principles and practices you will be responsible for operations, maintenance and support handling both issues, problems and change request. You will drive continuous process optimisation and automation within this area.


Our scientific users are situated globally, and you will be working in an international environment with colleges around the globe. 


Key areas of responsibility:

  • Take leading role for the design, implementation, operation, maintenance and support of IT infrastructure and overlaying IT platforms. 
  • Securing of a structured and strong collaboration with scientists’ whose work and processes are supported by our platforms.
  • Understanding the researchers needs and converting this into technical solutions is important as well as the continued stability, availability and performance of the platforms.


As a minimum you have a bachelor’s degree with a large focus on IT systems engineering and/or Scientific Computing or similar, and you have a high passion for working with IT infrastructure and platforms. You have a minimum of 10 years’ experience with such responsibilities. 


You have a good understanding and preferably experience with cloud concepts like SaaS, PaaS and IaaS and of database technologies, datacentre setup and design. We are well on the way in adopting DevOps principles and agile methods which involves automation, application of various operations tools, infrastructure/configuration as code, CI/CD amongst others.


This is a job for a person that is exited to work with new technologies and able to quickly learn new concepts. You are team oriented and have a strong personal drive to achieve goals. We expect you to be service-minded and thrive in a busy environment. Finally, you have professional proficiency in written and spoken English.


It is required of you to have:

  • You are proficient within IT infrastructure and system engineering and experienced with Linux, MS servers, AWS (wide spectrum), High Performance Computing clusters, storage technologies and containerisation.
  • You are experienced in system design, system integration, data integration, configuration management, capacity management, monitoring and alert design.


It is an advantage if you possess one or more of the following skills:

  • Experience in PBSpro, slurm, Apache Spark, Kubernetes, docker, Oracle, SQL, Ceph, Proxmox Puppet, Grafana
  • You preferably have a history of working with IT within the research domain from your current career or alternatively from the university.  


As a person you are:

  • Highly structured and organized.
  • Self-driven, proactive, and responsible.
  • A team player, happy to share experience, workload, and information with your colleagues.
  • Flexible and able to function under time pressure.

Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is the leading pharmaceutical company within diabetes, located in the Copenhagen area. At Novo Nordisk we use our skills, dedication, and ambition to help people with diabetes and change their lives. By working with us you will have the opportunity to do the same in a global business environment. 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.


In this recruitment process, Novo Nordisk is assisted by Capax Recruitment. For additional information about the position, please contact Rikke Barlund Hansen on at



Please apply before July 17th,  2022. 


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.
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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.