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IT Infrastructure/Cloud Engineer

Novo Nordisk Ltd
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Are you experienced in High Performance Computing, Linux administration and troubleshooting, and do you have the skills to implement and maintain a local research IT architecture and standards, while ensuring alignment and coordination with your stakeholders in an international organisation? Are you passionate about making your colleagues operate in the most optimal manner and would you like to enable state-of-the art research applying your knowledge and experience in system administration?

Then this is your opportunity to develop an advanced technological setup in an organisation where IT plays a key role in data-driven research and discovery.

About Novo Nordisk and Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO)

Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. We employ more than 42,000 people in 80 countries and market our products in around 170 countries. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO) is Novo Nordisk's new Translational Research Unit focused on biology and target discovery across the broad spectrum of cardiometabolic disease in Oxford, United Kingdom. We aim to combine the very best of academia, biotech and big pharma, fusing deep understanding of disease biology, an agile creative culture and drug development.

We have an international environment, and cross-country collaborations within the organisation are part of our normal working environment at the NNRCO.

You can read more about Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford at:

About the department

You will be part of the department Business Operations & Portfolio Management, consisting of 6 engaged colleagues. The focus of the department is facilitating ground breaking scientific research, by providing proactive support and strategic IT management across the site. You will work closely with the Research IT Manager and the management as well as with the IT infrastructure- and cloud engineers in the Global Research Solutions (GRS) team anchored in Denmark. Through IT we enable and ensure the underlying scientific needs of NNRCO by providing and developing a state-of-the-art computational environment combined to support Big Data efforts with best in class data management.This role will play an important 'hands on role' in securing the future IT landscape that we will operate in locally and globally in collaboration with your colleagues.

The Position

As an infrastructure/cloud Engineer you will enable key services and through dialogue enhance solutions in close collaboration with our Computational Biology and Genetics teams as some of your key stakeholders.Through the focus on Linux administration you will enable the Computational Biology and Genetics departments on both High-Performance Computing (HPC)/cloud/local infrastructure solutions as well as in package/software management and advice. You will also take part in key infrastructure projects, as they arise.

Moreover, you will be responsible for ensuring proper conversion of scientific requirements into Computational and IT needs, and document new processes and equipment within NNRCO's existing infrastructure.

Collaboration and alignment with the global organisation is key to succeed in this role, and your work will extend to an international stage where you will work closely with and take part in global infrastructure projects, ensuring adhesion to the Novo Nordisk IT Standards and security requirements. In addition, you will work closely with our Global IT organisation cloud architects to deliver solutions and services with a global impact. This may lead to other projects in Novo Nordisk based outside of NNRCO.

Lastly, you will be expected to provide specialist input or use cases alongside the Research IT Manager and management team to represent NNRCO infrastructure and IT need.


You have an educational/professional background in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar as well as solid experience working with Linux and HPC administration and technologies.

Moreover, you have proven academic/industry experience with some, but not necessarily all, of the following:

•Cloud platforms e.g. Amazon, Azure, or similar

•Big data

•Computational biology support

•experience and understanding of research data and data sets

To be successful in this role, you must be passionate about providing good customer service, knowing when to be pragmatic and when to be principled. Therefore, we expect that you are a strong communicator who can translate complex technical requirements - also to those who may not work or function in a technical capacity.

We look for a new colleague that aspires to continuously learn and be willing to take up the challenge of establishing cross-country collaborations within the company and IT relevant communities.

As we are a global company and an international team, excellent proficiency in both spoken and written English is required.

Salary range: GBP 46.000 - 63.000 yearly.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we use our skills, dedication and ambition to help people with diabetes. We offer the chance to be part of a truly global work place, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development...... click apply for full job details

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