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Advanced Machine Learning Engineer and Data Scientist

Are you passionate about data and technology, and do you want to take part in enabling Novo Nordisk’s use of data from a large variety of sources and applications of advanced analytical technologies like ML and AI? Are you eager to bring value to our team on our journey with the aim of delivering value and insights from data to Novo Nordisk, our partners and patients? 

Then we welcome you to be part of the global Data Management & Analytics team in Novo Nordisk.


The position


You will be part of designing and building up our enterprise AWS Data Science platform offering, which includes scalable big data clusters and a collaboration platform for co-developing and hosting machine learning models. Furthermore, you will be involved in the most business-critical AI/ML projects across Novo Nordisk.

You will be part of defining the strategic direction of AI/ML and execute strategies on how DMA services can help address and resolve challenges with regards to building an AI/ML collaboration platform.


The platform will be hosted on AWS with solution design and technology choices making the platform suitable for scaling across the full enterprise. This requires identifying the AI/ML technologies applicable for enterprise scaling and flexibility, creating a modern MLOps environment to enable life cycle monitoring of models and enabling the platform for Data Scientist to collaborate by creating feature engineering stores and sharing of scripts and outputs.


Y ou will c ollaborate closely with DM&A Operations in India to whom you will transition your AI/ML projects to productionized operations and maintenance post go-live . In your role you will be working using the Agile methodology for developing and delivering data and analytics products.


Through your daily work we expect you to gain industry recognition and stay updated with relevant research and related technological advances and being an evangelist of the Novo Nordisk AI/ML journey.



You have a master’s degree or PhD in Information Technology, Engineering, Statistics, Physics, Economy or similar where you were top of your class and have several years of relevant work experience.


You should have:

  • good theoretical grounding in basic statistics, probability and machine learning libraries
  • demonstrated experience in building machine learning models
  • experience in MLOps incl. monitoring and life cycle management of ML models
  • deep experience with Python development


You preferably have:

  • experience with the AWS technology stack
  • experience with large-scale distributed computing, like Databricks (Spark)
  • Experience with working in agile teams using Git, DevOps and CI/CD pipelines


We are working in a cloud-based environment which you might have experience using from your previous job.


You should have a ‘can do’ mind-set and see yourself as a fast learner with a solution and service-oriented mind set.

To succeed in this role, it is crucial that you thrive with working in teams where we work together to achieve common goals and where we are relying on each other. 

Finally, you must possess a strong work ethic and have the willingness to take responsibility for your own learning and value that you play an important role in making lives easier for people living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Since you will be working in a global environment, some travel activity may occur.

Fluency in English (Oral and written) is a prerequisite. The position is based in Bagsværd, Denmark. 


About the department


The Data Management & Analytics team is an international, high performing team with a variety of technical and analytical backgrounds. The responsibilities range from data acquisition/ingestion, data analysis, and data engineering, to evangelizing the opportunity to apply data and advanced analytics, initiating analytical initiatives and supporting data science users of our platform. We have built and are operating the data lake and data science platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support our mission; and we are continuously developing and extending the platform. The overarching goal is to use data to gain new understandings and insights, and to ensure we deliver value to our stakeholders and the business.

We are currently 27 internal and 5 external employees in 3 different locations in India, USA and Denmark. We are planning to expand our offerings to the global organization, particularly in the data engineering and data science space, why we need an extra resource to succeed with our journey and ambitious vision.

The department is undergoing an amazing transition journey embedding data and analytics as a key component in Novo Nordisk and is anchored within the Digital Incubator & Innovation are in Global IT.




For further information, please contact Ulrik Zeuthen at +45 3079 5902.




1st of December 2020.





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.

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