Sr Systems Analyst Job:
Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk
plainsboro New Jersey
About the Department
At Novo Nordisk, our Finance and Operations team works to provide strategic direction to the company, ensuring that everything we do is viable and built to last. Overseeing and safeguarding Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI’s) short and long-term planning, Finance and Operations works closely with teams across the organization to develop strategies and business plans, monitor industry trends and provide operating recommendations. We regulate accounting, uphold workplace safety, manage our supply chain and sampling, support technology, maintain our facilities and assure 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 the opportunity for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?

The Position
This role analyzes user’s 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 a business function in designing and developing complex IT solutions. In the support role of existing systems, this role provides knowledge and training on the system use and interfaces with business users in understanding and providing resolutions to the system related issues and discrepancies. These solutions must be aligned with business and IT strategies and comply with the organization’s architectural and operating standards and requirements. Plans, organizes and directs the daily operational activities of team members in IT.

This position reports to a manager in Business Applications. This position interacts with all levels of Project Managers, Business Analysts, other Systems Analysts, Application Developers, Architects and System Engineers as needed. Interacts with other lines of business as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Analyzes user requirements as well as new needs in determining the solution approach and scope and develops functional specifications; develops data and process models where every appropriate
  • Participates in buy or build analysis
  • Leads in the development and/or maintenance of technical designs and specifications from functional specifications for systems of simple to moderate complexity; Develops User Requirement Specifications (URS), Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS), Technical Design Specifications (TDS), Data Flow Diagrams (DFD), Test cases, Traceability Matrix and other design documents; Reconciles design models with business requirements; Designs application prototypes when necessary
  • Designs, develops and executes test scenarios and scripts 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
  • Identifies the skills and resources needed to implement a new system or to enhance an existing system and prepares cost estimates for development and timeline required to implement
  • Delivers messages and presentations to various, cross-functional groups to gain support for strategic initiatives and ideas
  • Facilitates cross-functional collaboration among necessary stakeholders when making decisions and developing plans
  • Facilitates and provides input to Change Advisory Board (CAB) process; plans request for changes (RFCs) by assessing the requests and determining the system changes, cost and time estimate for the requests and releases
  • 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
  • Ensures system design adheres to compliance requirements, SOX requirements, and other technology standards both local and corporate
  • Provides a primary point of contact for supporting the applications and coordinating all change functions in support of one or more specific business processes or areas
  • Utilizes advanced IT knowledge to support systems and provides subject matter expertise for various systems/solutions and facilitates the technical communication and coordination among the project team, other technical staff and external vendors
  • Ensures that vendors are complaint with contract expectations and evaluates vendor performance and effectiveness.
  • Strategically seeks out, builds and maintains trusting and collaborative relationships with peers and business stakeholders to meet business needs and demands and to build mutual understanding and a shared vision of success.
  • Proactively identifies risks throughout the system lifecycle
  • Uses in-depth knowledge of current and emerging risk management practices and provides insight into the long-term implications of changes to ensure the sustainability of processes, projects and systems

Physical Requirements
0-10% overnight travel required.


  • A Bachelor Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or another related field required. Solid relevant experience may be substituted when appropriate. Advanced degree preferred. A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in Computer Science, IT, programming/systems analysis or other related experience required
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to independently determine and develop approaches to solutions, a demonstrated problem solver
  • Ability to lead, coordinate activities and provide technical support to project teams and provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex problems.
  • Demonstrated superior written and oral communication skill at all levels
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities; can act as a project lead in the development and implementation of process
  • Excellent technical writing, document organization, technical document review and analytical thinking skills are required
  • Experience in developing and measuring system performance KPIs and conducting post implementation reviews
  • Experience managing, integrating, and loading large volumes of data
  • Knowledge of operating systems (Windows, Unix and Linux), relational database architectures, query languages and interfaces, standard programming environments, data integration tools, application integration solutions, and web-based information solutions
  • 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
  • Project team lead experience required

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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.

Requisition ID: 59982BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Finance

Basic Qualifications