Advanced Usability Engineering Lead

Søborg, Denmark
9. august 2019
17. september 2019
Usability Engineering Lead for Digital Health projects

Are you ready to use your skills in Usability Engineering to make a difference in the development of our Digital Health solutions?

Novo Nordisk A/S is looking for an experienced Usability Engineer within Digital Health, who can strengthen our usability engineering capabilities within Medical Device Software development.

About the area

Device Research & Development (DRD) is an area within Global R&D, responsible for the development of medical devices for self-treatment within all therapy areas of Novo Nordisk A/S. We invented the market for insulin injection devices with the launch of the world's first insulin pen in 1985 and aim to further advance our offerings to people living with diabetes and their healthcare professionals through Digital Health solutions. Our projects are pioneering a journey where new technology meets real user needs for the benefit of people living with diabetes.

About the department

You will join a newly established department driving Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) design controls in the Digital Health projects. The department is co-located with the Digital Health Corporate IT Project Management and Commercial Innovation area in the Novo Nordisk A/S facilities in Søborg.

The Job

As a Usability Engineering Lead you are responsible for designing, coordinating, executing and reporting usability evaluations of Novo Nordisk Digital Health projects.

Execution of usability evaluations requires excellent interpersonal skills, as you as a Usability Engineering Lead will be interacting directly with a diverse user population as a moderator/interviewer and data recorder.

The job requires close collaboration with key stakeholders in the Digital Health projects, as well as the network of Designers, User Experience Leads and Usability Engineering Leads in DRD in Hillerød. Coordination with other areas of Novo Nordisk & external study participant recruitment agencies, will also be key, to ensure the projects' needs to usability evaluations are met.

A key aspect of reporting usability evaluations is communicating and documenting the results. The role will be required to present study results to key stakeholders with diverse professional backgrounds. Being responsible for documentation in the design control phases also means that the role will be required to write usability reports of very high quality.

Some travel is expected in relation to executing usability tests.


We are looking for a candidate who is self-driven, structured and has a desire to improve patient solutions through good usability.

We believe the ideal candidate holds a M.Sc. within Engineering (Medico, Biomedical or Design) and preferably has at least 2-3 years experience in driving usability in medical device development projects. Experience in UX/UI design for medical devices and experience in development of software/apps is a strong advantage.

The ideal candidate will possess skills in creating thorough design of usability evaluations, based on the projects' needs, and an analysis of the medical device user interface.

The candidate should have the ability to execute the usability study (in collaboration with colleagues) as a moderator/interviewer and data recorder.

Thorough data-collection efforts, analysis, and written reporting of these in high quality is needed.

The position includes user-centred research and evaluation by interacting directly with a diverse user population. Therefore, excellent interpersonal skills and fluency in written and spoken English are essential.

Knowledge of international standards including ANSI/AAMI/IEC 62366, ISO 14971, 21 CFR 820.30/ISO 13485, and IEC 82304 is an advantage


For further information, please contact Cecilie Anker on +45 30793518.


September 1 st 2019

Please note applications will be reviewed continuously, and the position will be closed when a suitable candidate is identified.

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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