Novo Nordisk

Sr. Data Engineer

Job description

Department –Digital, Data & IT Solutions

Novo Nordisk is one of the world’s most successful pharmaceutical companies and with a strong growth potential. Digital, Data and IT Solutions is the unit responsible for several systems at Novo Nordisk including the operation, maintenance, support, and development of these systems. Our people have a unique combination of IT insight and the ability to navigate many agendas and stakeholders.

Does your motivation come from challenges and working in a dynamic environment? Are you enthusiastic about understanding the business and bringing attention to key business challenges? Then we might have the right position for you. Apply Now!

About The Department

Global IT India was established in February 2010 as an integral part of Global IT in HQ. From the beginning in 2010, the unit has grown to 500+ employees till date. The main role of Global IT India is to 'manage' IT, which includes System Management, Project Management, Infrastructure Management, Compliance Management, Security Management, Process Management and Vendor Management.

Commercial IT department is an integral part of the Global IT Organization within GBS India and is responsible for delivering projects and managing systems for Sales, Marketing, Medical & Market Access teams. In Global IT, we drive projects, manage critical IT systems, services and infrastructure used along the entire value chain of Novo Nordisk.

The Position

As a data engineer, you will have the opportunity: -

  • Applying strong technical experience building highly reliable services on managing and orchestrating a multi-petabyte scale data lake. You will have to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are responsible to take vague requirements and transform them into solid solutions. and will work on solving challenging problems, where creativity is as crucial as your ability to write code and test cases.
  • You will join our International Operations Data Engineering team which is responsible for building our data lake components, maintaining our big data pipelines and services and work directly with the business stakeholders, project, and platform teams to enable growth and support our field and back-office users in International Operations & Commercial Strategy & Corporate Affairs (CSCA) and Customer Supply chain (IO CSC)
  • You will help our stakeholder teams ingest data faster into our data lake and find ways to make our data pipelines more efficient, or even come up ideas to help instigate self-serve data engineering within the setup.
  • You will be responsible to building micro-services, architecting, designing, and enabling self-serve capabilities at scale.


You are an ideal candidate if you meet following requisites.

  • You hold bachelors or master’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, mathematics, or related field
  • You have 5-8 years of relevant experience with 10+ years of overall experience)of experience in Data and Analytics and overseen end-to-end implementation of data pipelines on cloud-based data platforms
  • You have a GitHub or Kaggle profile showcasing your various projects.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, PySpark and some combination Java,Scala preferred)
  • Experience in AWS and API Integration/Integration in General with Knowledge of data warehousing concepts
  • You have project/Internship experience writing SQL, structuring data, and data storage practices
  • Project/Internship experience of working with Spark, Hive, Airflow and other streaming technologies to process incredible volumes of streaming data
  • Project/Internship experience working on Amazon Web Services (in particular, using EMR, Kinesis, RDS, S3, SQS, Lambda, Glue, Databricks, Redshift, Athena and the like)
  • Support use of data engineering toolsets (e.g. Python (especially PySpark), SQL, Notebooks)
  • You have been involved assembling large, complex unstructured data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
  • You have ability to identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • You can build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using Python, Spark and AWS services
  • You have built processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency, and workload management.
  • Communicate and collaborate with the key stakeholders including follow-up on data loads and transformations
  • Participate in (and in some cases drive) activities related to implementation and enhancements
  • Contribution to maturation of production processes related to data lake and user tools

Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re in-spired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities, and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific re-search, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.


To submit your application, please upload your CV online (click on Apply and follow the instructions).

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9-Dec- 2022.

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.

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