Data Solutions Engineer

Category:  Information Technology & Telecom

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you enthusiastic about building and operationalizing complex data solutions, setting directions, and delivering impactful results? Do you want to contribute best-in-class data engineering, supporting our efforts towards driving the design of next generation healthcare solutions that will change the life of patients with diabetes and other serious chronic diseases?


If so, then this could be the right opportunity for you as our Data Solutions Engineer.

Our dynamic team of scientists and engineers not only discover new therapies and technologies, but also lead an aspirational charge to pioneer scientific breakthroughs that have the potential to prevent and ultimately cure chronic disease. 


Apply today and join us for a life-changing career!


The Position 

As our new Data Solutions Engineer, you will contribute to designing, implementing, and deploying analytics products based on latest advances in AI/ML, to create novel, world-leading solutions with broad applications within healthcare technology.  

You will bring elements of appropriate data architecture and engineering, together with infrastructure teams, to translate data science solutions into highly available, scalable, reusable, consistent, secure, and enterprise-enabled systems and platforms, specifically for applications of AI/ML. 


Moreover, collaboratively with Data Scientists and ML Engineers, you will contribute to the development, validation, and deployment of AI/ML algorithms and models, and work closely with other engineers to build AI/ML-fueled products. 

As a senior individual contributor, you will provide technical leadership and mentoring to team members and involve in supporting their career growth. 


  • Collaborate with various data science, ML, AI, imaging, bioinformatics, real-world evidence, and other research teams to build modern data-driven enterprise-ready solutions. 

  • Interface with business partners to lead architecture and development of enterprise cloud-based data solutions and pipelines that feed into data science solutions. 

  • Work with the data engineering, data science, and data ownership teams to collect relevant data elements and implement data pipelines (data acquisition, preparation, cleaning, and consolidation) as an integral part of data science activity. 

  • Work closely with various stakeholders to provide end-to-end support in data ETL and consumption. 

  • Transform and grow data science prototypes into scalable, reliable, secure, and maintainable, AI-powered software products based on distributed architectures. 


You will work and collaborate in cross-functional teams with IT, machine learning engineers, and data scientists in application areas ranging from real-world data and omics to computer vision and natural language processing. The workplace is Soeborg, Denmark, but flexible or remote work arrangements can be discussed. 



You have a BSc, MSc, or PhD degree within computer science, mathematics, engineering, physics, statistics, or a related quantitative discipline preferably combined with a couple of years relevant experience. Your educational degree is not as important as is your acquired knowledge through relevant practical experience. 


Relevant experience includes: 

  • Building and operationalizing complex data solutions, correcting problems, applying transformations, and recommending data cleansing/quality solutions. 

  • Ensuring the quality of the data in coordination with data analysts, data scientists, and business partners (peer validation). ETL practices such profiling, cleansing, transforming, developing and documenting data structures, schemas, and dictionaries. 

  • SQL, DynamoDB, RedShift, EFS, EMR, EBS, ElastiCache and other relational/non-relational database technologies/concepts. 

  • AWS data-related services such as Storage Gateway, CloudWatch, Glue, Athena, S3, Lambda, Data Pipeline, Data Migration, Step functions. 

  • Cloud & software engineering: microservices, Kubernetes, GPU & high-performance computing. Versioning (git), CI/CD, DevSecOps, observability, agile development. 

  • Working knowledge of programming languages: Python (mandatory), R, Scala. 


As a person you ensure a healthy, engaging, and inclusive work environment. You are capable of building trust and relationships across functions and cultures. You demonstrate agility and adapt quickly to changes. 

We are open to hiring at different levels of seniority. 


About the Department 

The AI and Analytics team is part of Novo Nordisk’s Data Science division, where we apply sophisticated algorithms and machine learning techniques to some of the hardest problems in the discovery and development of new healthcare solutions. By leveraging a blend of scientific, problem-solving, and quantitative skills, we provide superior data insights that empower Novo Nordisk to further develop and deliver life-changing treatments. We work in multidisciplinary teams with strong collaboration across all areas of the organization and engage in external collaborations to ensure access to cutting edge research and technology, helping each other grow, driven by the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. 


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 to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care. 



To learn more about the role, reach out to Zeljko Agic, Director AI Tech Ops, at  



8 October 2023. 

Applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. 

You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few lines about your motivation in your resume or CV. Please assist us in maintaining a fair and inclusive selection process by not attaching a photo to your application. 

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.