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Systems Analyst II

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
May 15, 2024

Job Details

About the Department 

The Finance and Operations dept. brings insights and intelligence to inform decision making & drives digitalization and business solutions to attain NNI goals. Finance and Operations works closely across the organization to guide enterprise-wide resource allocations, investment choices, drive core operations and develop insights to drive growth and operational excellence across the value chain while innovating for future capabilities. Our focus on innovation ensures we're constantly building future capabilities. We're responsible for regulating accounting, upholding workplace safety, managing our supply chain and sampling, supporting technological and data innovation, insights and analytics, delivering patient support solutions, maintaining our facilities and assuring the integrity and completeness of all business transactions. At Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to build a life-changing career in a global business environment. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talent, and we reward hard work and dedication with opportunities for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to maximize your potential with us?


The Position

This role analyzes user requirements and designs new IT application solutions and/or enhancements to existing application solutions in meeting new business needs and in solving business problems. This role possesses and applies a broad range of expertise of principles, methods, practices, standards, procedures and compliance requirements of the business function in designing and developing IT solutions. In the support role of existing systems, this role provides knowledge, testing, documentation, Service Level management reporting. This role will liaison with operations and other support groups regarding system use, and interfaces with business users in understanding and providing resolutions to the system related issues and discrepancies.



This position reports to a manager in Business Applications. The individual interacts with all levels of the business and collaborates with various individuals inside and outside of the IT organization.


Essential Functions

  • Analyzes & Fulfills Business Needs:
  • Analyzes user requirements in detail and contributes to the development of detailed User Requirements and Functional Specification, defining the system capabilities along with accompanying data models and process models
  • Clearly communicates with stakeholders to set expectations on the feasibility and timeframe for the delivery of solutions
  • Participates in the development of technical designs and specifications from functional specifications for systems of simple to moderate complexity; Develops URS, FRS, TDS, DFD, Test cases, Traceability Matrix and other design documents; Reconciles design models with business requirements; Designs application prototypes when necessary
  • Utilizes knowledge of the assigned business function to identify business needs and develop value-added solutions.
  • Builds Relationships & Influences Key Stakeholders:
  • Assists in identifying the skills and resource required to implement the new system or to modify an existing system and in arriving at cost estimates and the timeline for the development and implementation efforts
  • Delivers messages and presentation in a clear, confident manner
  • Provides counsel to business leaders and stakeholders regarding IT policies, solutions and initiatives
    • Develops & Maintains Systems, Applications & Infrastructure:
    • Analyzes user requirements and develops functional specifications and configurations for systems
    • Designs, develops and executes test scripts and test scenarios to ensure the developed system(s) meet the technical and functional specifications; assesses and develops validation requirements; conducts functional testing, performance testing and integration testing; plans and coordinates user acceptance testing; documents the results of all tests
    • Recognizes opportunities to increase system and process performance and functionality
  • Leverages Technology Principles, Knowledge & Practices:
  • Applies IT knowledge to diagnose issues with applications and infrastructure
  • Consults with and advises other application development staff on the system design aspects, business rules and processes and the use of various technologies, tools, standards, methods and best practices
  • Utilizes knowledge of relevant IT areas to recommend existing solutions to client needs
  • Manages IT Vendors:
  • Acts as a liaison between the business or function and vendor to provide updates and ensure alignment
  • Ensures that vendors are adhering to project or service level agreement timelines and cost estimates
  • Gathers and compiles information on vendor performance and identifies areas that can be improved in the future
  • Monitors vendor activities to ensure compliance with contract expectations
  • Understands & Applies Risk Management Practices:
  • Ensures system design adheres to compliance requirements, SOX requirements and other technology standards both local and corporate
  • Integrates current risk management procedures into processes, projects and systems
  • Leverages knowledge of risk management standards for current processes, projects and systems

    Physical Requirements

    0-10% overnight travel required.  This position will report to our Plainsboro, NJ location with the expectation of a hybrid in-office working environment.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field required. Relevant experience may be substituted when appropriate
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in Computer Science, IT, programming/systems analysis or other related experience required
  • Ability to lead a project in the development and implementation of processes and programs. Ability to provide technical solutions to a wide range of somewhat complex problems
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated problem solver
  • Demonstrates written and oral communication skill at all levels
  • Experience with test case writing, and execution
  • Moderate knowledge of CFR Title 21 Part 11 requirements, FDA regulated environments, industry practices on computer validation, and Sarbox regulatory requirements of computerized systems
  • Moderate knowledge of operating systems, relational database architectures, query languages and interface, standard programming environments, data integration tools, application integration solutions, and web based information solutions
  • Strong attention to detail

    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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