Novo Nordisk
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Systems Engineer II - Software as medical device

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Employer Provided Salary: 120,000-135,000 Annually
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About the Department
Imagine transforming the face of biomedical research, helping patients getting healthier with digital therapeutics, and advanced medical devices in a state-of-the-art research facility. That's what we do at Novo Nordisk Research Center. (NNRC). Our scientists and engineers apply cutting-edge technologies to early R&D projects with the goal of bringing real change to People with Diabetes and Obesity. Such projects include applying data science when developing advanced medical devices and digital decision support solutions. At NNRC, your skills, dedication and ambition will help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we'll offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent, continuously learn and develop, and drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions.
The team is comprised of collaborative, diverse and passionate people who have a true sense of pride in their work and are committed to helping others grow and develop their careers. You'll also have a platform to engage with key stakeholders on a global scale throughout the entire pipeline process. And while changing the future of diabetes and obesity treatment is no easy task, we also recognize the importance of an enjoyable workplace, which is why we've cultivated a culture of fun, ingenuity and innovation. And our competitive compensation package and support of a healthy work-life balance all add to a best-in-class employee experience. We are changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?
The Position
The Engineer II will make significant contributions to the research of life changing medical devices at Novo Nordisk. They leverage their solid background in engineering to perform their individual tasks as well as energetically engaging in collaborative work. The Engineer II will contribute to insert subject matter expertise. They provide input to senior engineers and management with regards to research and project goals, and execute their individual tasks toward those goals with a high degree of self-sufficiency.
The Engineer II reports to the head of the relevant engineering team.
Internal relationships include fellow engineers, data scientists, software developers, technology scouts & partnership developers, designers, medical doctors, IT professionals, and others across US and Denmark.
External relationships include commercial and academic collaboration partners.
Essential Functions

  • Independently interpret, guide, and appropriately apply industry standards and NN procedures for developing product requirements and mitigating risks and validation to ensure safe and effective product. Ex : IEC 62304, IEC 82403,IEC 14975, ISO 13485, FDA PART 820.
  • Review and contribute to project documents, do effective root cause analysis, and solve complex technical scenario
  • Understand and analyze system data to interpret the validity of the solution.
  • Contribute to stakeholder discussions and support conclusions
  • Translate stakeholder needs and regulatory requirements into product requirements.
  • Contribute hands-on to product development by developing product requirements and integrating risk mitigation to ensure safe and effective product
  • Regularly contribute to generating and maturing relevant ideas, concepts, and products that bring value to patients and the future Novo Nordisk business. This could be within new connected medical devices or digital health software, etc.
  • Demonstrate initiative in identifying and addressing unmet patient needs using medical devices.
  • Execute individual tasks independently with broad direction from more senior engineers and/or management.
  • Prepare and present visual and oral reports and proposals to peers and management
  • Properly document novel ideas & support the patenting process with guidance from more senior engineers.
  • Participate with good energy in collaborative work with other engineers and researchers from other disciplines and teams.

Physical Requirements
Up to 10% overnight travel required.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred. Degree within engineering disciplines preferred
  • A Bachelor's degree with 3+ years' and Master's degree with 1+ years' relevant experience, OR a High school diploma with 6+ years relevant experience can be considered
  • Relevant experience includes:
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Software as Medical Device development and regulatory framework and lifecycle
    • Knowledge and/or professional experience is preferred in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare industry, regulated medical device development, or another regulated field
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams
    • Detail oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills

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.
This position is part of a job family. Title and level within the job family are evaluated based on a number of factors, such as years of experience, scope of work, proficiency, and business need. Candidates will be assessed for the most appropriate title and level within the job family during the recruitment process. The base range of pay for each title in this job family are as follows:
• ENGINEER II - $110-125K• ENGINEER III- $120K- 135K
In addition, this position is eligible for a company bonus based on individual and company performance.
Novo Nordisk offers long-term incentive compensation depending on the position's level or other company factors.
Employees are also eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs including medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; disability insurance; 401(k) savings plan; flexible spending accounts; employee assistance program; tuition reimbursement program; and voluntary benefits such as group legal, critical illness, identity theft protection, pet insurance and auto/home insurance. The Company also offers time off pursuant to its sick time policy, flex-able vacation policy, and parental leave policy.
The job posting is anticipated to close on June 3, 2024. The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on our careers website at www.novonordisk-us/
Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.
If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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What are Novo Nordisk Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Team based strategic planning
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
President's club
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Personal development training
Apprenticeship programs

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