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Systems Engineer I - Server Admin

Novo Nordisk
Clayton, NC
Start date
Mar 21, 2024

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About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. Being part of Novo Nordisk allows our employees to embark on life-changing careers, and the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.


In NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains.  Our legacy Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, NC is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. At IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do.


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • All employees enjoy generous paid time off including 14 paid holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance – effective day one
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • Family Focused Benefits including 12 weeks paid parental & 6 weeks paid family medical leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products
  • Tuition Assistance – reimbursement up to $10,000 annually 
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Referral Awards


At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources, and mentorship to help grow and build your career.  Are you ready to realize your potential?  Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


The Position

Responsible for the operation, maintenance, administration, & lifecycle management of selected infrastructure systems & platforms. This position will be based in Clayton, NC.  Flexible work option available. 



Reports to Manager, IT Systems.


Essential Functions

  • Evaluate existing supported systems & design proposed systems to ensure lifecycle management of those systems
  • Ensure that installation, troubleshooting, qualification of infrastructure systems meets local & regulatory requirements
  • Monitoring systems & responding to IT incidents
  • Participate in investigations & responses to IT Security & Support incidents
  • Ensure security patches are deployed according to patching procedures & manufacturing recommendations
  • Participate in Risk assessments & provide analysis of supported systems for performance & capacity
  • Plan, prepare, test & execute backup & recovery procedures for supported servers
  • Responsible for backups & annually testing the Disaster Recovery Plan for supported systems
  • Provides input for IT Infrastructure Processes & Procedures
  • Resource on site projects & works with external infrastructure resources on projects
  • Participate as a resource on small department projects & other business unit projects
  • Collaborate with System Managers, Senior engineers, & IT Security for new systems or updates to existing systems
  • Serve as SME during corporate & external agency audits
  • Support & practice IT Security
  • Ensure confidentiality of sensitive data
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties Provide ad-hoc production support & after-hours support to the site
  • Other accountabilities as assigned

    Physical Requirements

    Moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions. Ability to do close precision work with their hands. Must be able to remain in a stationary position (sitting and standing) 50% of the time. May required corrected vision to 20/25 based on role. May require color vision based on role. Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder. May be required to work at elevated heights. Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials.



    • BS from an accredited university in a related field of study required.
    • May consider an Associates Degree from an accredited university in a related field of study with an additional seven (7) years of related experience
    • May consider a High School Diploma with an additional nine (9) years of related experience
  • Minimum of give (5) years of related experience required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft OS, Linux OS, Networking principles, & concepts of IT Security preferred
  • Experience in environments with more than 300 servers & 2000 workstations preferred
  • Experience in System Monitoring Tools, Domain Services, Backup Solutions, Deployment of Virtualized Servers, Patch Management, & IT Security preferred
  • Certification in an IT System Administration/Engineer discipline (e.g. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), etc.) preferred
  • Strong technical background in IT Infrastructure systems & networking preferred
  • Experience of using System Monitoring Tools, Domain Services (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP), Virtualization Platforms & deployment of servers, Backup Solutions & Disaster Recovery Processes, System Patch Deployment Technologies, Communication Flows & Firewalls, IT Security Controls such as Application Whitelisting/Anti-virus, & network monitoring & packet analysis tools preferred
  • Analyzing, troubleshooting, documenting, & resolving infrastructure & business system hardware, software & networking incidents preferred
  • Creating user accounts & managing access control based on company policies preferred
  • Maintaining an inventory of installed software/hardware & managing software licensing preferred
  • Configuring, optimizing, & monitoring operating system software & servers preferred
  • Perform life-cycle system development tasks for IT infrastructure systems preferred
  • General understanding & practices ITIL framework (Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Asset Management, Release Management, Service Level Management, etc.) preferred
  • Operate infrastructure systems under FDA regulations & guidelines as they relate to computer-based information & automation systems preferred
  • Maintain infrastructure documentation & system testing in accordance with federal, corporate, & local requirements preferred
  • Follow all IT infrastructure policies & procedures for qualifying, managing, & retiring IT Infrastructure Systems preferred
  • Adhere to the Operation & Maintenance Procedures & IT Disaster Recovery Plans for supported systems preferred
  • Participate in security audits, risk assessments, & analysis preferred
  • Adhere to strategic IT solution strategies preferred
  • Experience with Systematic Problem Solving (Ability to troubleshoot, resolve, & document IT infrastructure incidents) preferred
  • Knowledge of project management & the development life cycle required preferred
  • Perform project implementation tasks, including system assessments, market surveys, design specification development, system implementation & training for various information technology while using established procedures preferred
  • Assure all system documentation is up-to-date prior to rollout & compliant with requirements preferred
  • Establish & operate within IT infrastructure cost center & project budgets preferred
  • Demonstrates good written & oral communication skills preferred
  • Develops & maintains strong internal relationships preferred
  • Perform other duties as assigned preferred
  • Strategic IT Planning, IT Project Management, IT Systems Analysis (Requirement gathering, Cost/Benefit Proposal Generation), Software Life Cycle Methodologies, Software Quality Assurance, System Specification Development, Analytical Problem Solving (SPC, TQM), Critical FDA Computer System Requirements (21CFRPart 11), Computer System Management, Configuration Management & Control, Information System Security Principles is a plus

    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.


    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.


    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. 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 employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

    Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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