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Novo Nordisk

Senior Azure Cloud Architect - Corporate IT



Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup, Danmark

ID: 2617728
Indrykket for 29 dage siden

Senior Azure Cloud Architect for the Corporate IT team at the Novo Nordisk Foundation

Do you have a passion for empowering business through a secure, stable, and scalable Azure cloud infrastructure and do you want to help shape the future of IT in a globally expanding organisation?

We are looking for a Senior Azure Cloud Architect who can support and mature our cloud-based IT architecture as part of our journey to expand our IT capabilities within infrastructure, cloud, security and automation.

Who are we

We offer you an opportunity to shape our Azure Cloud infrastructure and capabilities and influence the adoption of new cloud technologies to enhance the businesses and their processes.

 You will become part of the Corporate IT Team consisting of 10 IT professionals with different areas of expertise who are collectively responsible for providing secure and modern IT services to the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Novo Holdings, and their affiliates.

 The Corporate IT function covers a wide range of IT domains such as IT infrastructure, IT applications, AI- and automation technologies and cyber security. In addition, Corporate IT is responsible for providing efficient IT operations for more than 500 colleagues globally. We value quality and collaboration and prioritize modern, cloud native solutions to support business needs. The team culture is characterised by high professionalism, collaboration and fast decision making where an informal tone and high ambitions go hand in hand.

 As part of a small team, you will have the chance to influence your role and responsibilities according to your interests and competencies while keeping the business’ needs and priorities in mind.

 The Corporate IT team is part of the CFO area in the Novo Nordisk Foundation which gives the mandate to set the direction for the IT landscape across the organisation and influence how IT practices are carried out in the businesses.

The Job

As a Senior Azure Cloud Architect in the Corporate IT team, you will be reporting to and aligning priorities with the Head of Corporate IT.

You will have the overall responsibility for building a secure and purpose-build Azure cloud architecture with a strong operational setup around it. You will also play a leading role in ensuring that our cloud solutions effectively support the business needs and strategic priorities of the organisation.

 Key tasks and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Develop and maintain an Azure cloud architecture that adheres to modern security and governance standards.
  • Build Cloud Center of Excellence capabilities within Corporate IT to support business growth and technology adoption.
  • Provide architecture support to the Corporate IT team on IT implementation and operations projects to ensure high-quality standards for our IT services and solutions in the cloud.
  • Collaborate with digitalization teams and stakeholders from the line of business to identify business challenges and opportunities where new digital solutions can add value.
  • ·Advise newly established companies from Novo Holdings and the Novo Nordisk Foundation on common cloud infrastructure matters such as project scoping and system choices.
  • Propose initiatives for the IT portfolio to maintain a state-of-the-art IT architecture.

The role requires a broad understanding of modern technologies and the ability to imagine these technologies in a business context. Therefore, it is imperative that you stay up to date on the latest technologies and trends and demonstrate a passion for business efficiency.

Professional qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with a relevant IT degree at MSc. level or higher within Computer Science, Data Science, or similar fields and at least five years of professional experience working with cloud technology, infrastructure, and security. Moreover, we prefer that you have:

  • Strong understanding of Azure cloud infrastructure, governance and security practices.
  • Practical experience with design, implementation, and operations of Azure cloud solutions.
  • Good project management skills
  • Knowledge of tools such as Azure AI, Machine Learning, and analytics services such as data bricks, Fabric, AI studio, and Data Factory.
  • Knowledge of Azure compute and container services such as AKS and Functions.
  • Interest in AI and automation platforms, tools, and solutions.

Personal qualifications

To be a good fit for the job, it is important that you resonate with our team values and that you are:

  • Good at building strong relationships and proficient in stakeholder management.
  • Self-motivated and curious to explore new technology trends.
  • Structured and have strong self-management skills.
  • A team player who appreciates collaboration and have a positive attitude.
  • Professional, reliable, and responsible and deliver high-quality work.
  • Are flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and can work independently.


Application and information

For further information, please contact Anders Hald Vendelbo, Senior IT Architect Manager, [email protected].  We encourage you to send your application as soon as possible and no later than 9 June 2024.

To apply, please send your CV and cover by clicking the “Apply now” button.

About the Novo Nordisk Foundation

The Novo Nordisk Foundation dates back to 1922 and is an independent Danish foundation with corporate interests. Our vision is to contribute significantly to research and development that improves the lives of people and the sustainability of society.

Since 2010, the Foundation has donated more than DKK 30 billion primarily for research at public institutions and hospitals in Denmark and the other Nordic Countries. The Foundation gets its income from ownership of the Novo Group companies and more than 130 other life science companies.

In the coming years, the Foundation will broaden its scope and increase its grants for scientific, humanitarian and social purposes. As a consequence, we are a growing organisation, which means new job openings and exciting opportunities for employees to be a part of forming the future of the Foundation.


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