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Associate Director, Solutions Architecture & Engineering, R&D Digital Products

Copenhagen, Denmark; Utrecht, Netherlands

At Genmab, we’re committed to building extra[not]ordinary futures together, by developing antibody products and pioneering, knock-your-socks-off therapies that change the lives of patients and the future of cancer treatment and serious diseases. From our people who are caring, candid, and impact-driven to our business, which is innovative and rooted in science, we believe that being proudly unique, determined to be our best, and authentic is essential to fulfilling our purpose.

The Role

At Genmab, AI and Digital Technologies are being developed, implemented , and utilized at a pace never seen before. Join Genmab as an Associate Director, Solution Architecture and Engineering, R&D Digital Products as part of our IT & Digital Team and become a key player in revolutionizing antibody-based medicines for cancer and serious diseases . We are at the forefront of merging deep antibody expertise with groundbreaking scientific discovery, focused on transforming patient care. Dive into the dynamic world of AI and Digital Technologies at Genmab! With our rapid development and implementation, you'll have the chance to harness the power of AI, driving digital transformation across our operations.

We are looking for an innovation-centric Technical Solution Architect ( R&D ) , who is passionate about Digital Transformation in modern environments to join our IT R&D Digital Products Team . This role will be reporting to the Director of Engineering and Solution Architecture, R&D Digital Products. The Solution Architect will help accelerate designing, building software, product-oriented-deliveries, and platforms to deliver state-of-the-art innovative solutions adhering to well-architected-frameworks and delivery standards for excellence in execution. You'll lead a skilled team, with the potential to expand, focusing on Application Engineering, Application Development and Release Automation Engineering to achieve Architectural and Engineering excellence .

This exciting position will be based out of our Utrecht office in the Netherlands or Copenhagen, in Denmark!


This exciting opportunity is seeking to utilize your solution and technical expertise to immediately make a difference to building futuristic scientific solutions. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Architect the development of technical designs for Genmab Research and Development .

  • Conduct current-state analysis, gap analysis, capability analysis, and document reference architecture for various R&D systems and functions.

  • Provide data architecture skills to support core solution architecting and integration of data sources, pipelines, and platforms , in collaboration with our Data & Analytics, and Data Science & AI colleagues.

  • Collaborate with POD Managers, Product Owners and Business Leaders to execute high-level designs of solutions and ensure alignment with business and scientific objectives .

  • Collaborate with other architects and IT &D functions to design and document innovative and optimal solutions for the R&D space.

  • Evaluate and select the best tools, platforms, and services for each solution, in alignment with Genmab's Enterprise standards, guidelines, and patterns , collaborating with our enterprise architecture function.

  • Support prototyping and demonstrate the feasibility and alternatives of the proposed solutions.

  • Lead and oversee the implementation and deployment of the solutions, engaging domain architects and vendors as needed.

  • Use and contribute to the company's standards, patterns, and reference architectures.

  • Liaise with AWS and other partners to leverage existing investments, tools, and technologies and bring in the best-in-breed , cost-effective and scalable solutions.

  • Co-create reusable and scalable technology components with other functional leaders.

  • Track, review, and provide feedback to the development teams.

  • Leverage Agile methodologies and ensure standards are met for test automation, quality, performance, security, and compliance.

  • Stay current on leading practices and modern technology trends in the fields of AI, ML, GenAI, NLP, data platforms, mesh architecture, high performance computing, infrastructure as code, etc.

  • The Technical Solution Architect is a self-motivated and independent professional who can handle complex architecture problems and lead IT R&D projects.

  • Adhere to the architecting principles and best practices within a regulated environment, dealing with GxP (GLP, GCP, GPvP) data and systems.

  • The role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to design and implement innovative solutions.

  • Lead a skilled team, with the potential to expand, focusing on Application Engineering, Application Development and Release Automation Engineering.


  • Experience in Life Sciences, Biotech or Pharma industry is a must have.

  • Master’s degree in computer science , Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or a related field , preferred.

  • 10 + years of experience driving successful software development projects in technical roles such as software development, systems engineering or infrastructure administration.

  • Strong knowledge of R esearch and Development systems and functions such as Research informatics, Research data products, L ab systems automation , Development Operations, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory, i ntegration and D ata visualization .

  • At least five years of Cloud Solution Architecture experience (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS).

  • Strong knowledge of IT Infrastructure, including networking, servers, storage , and security.

  • Extensive experience with data architecture, distributed systems and microservices.

  • Experience with APIs (Applications and Programming Interfaces), integrations, Data Lake and federation, data management, full stack development from user interface to database, Agile modes of delivery DevSecOps processes (tools such as GitLab), automation and testing in an enterprise environment .

  • Experience with machine learning, data science tools, operational systems using AI/ML.

  • Excellent Communication skills, problem solving skills, technical expertise , business process knowledge, business acumen, and excellent interpersonal skills.

  • AWS Cloud Solution Architect Certification , preferred.

  • Certifications and experience in other cloud computing platforms such as Microsoft Azure or GCP is nice to have.

  • Certifications in Artificial Intelligence, ML, Digital innovation strategies are nice to have.

About You

  • You are passionate about our purpose and genuinely care about our mission to transform the lives of patients through innovative cancer treatment
  • You bring rigor and excellence to all that you do. You are a fierce believer in our rooted-in-science approach to problem-solving
  • You are a generous collaborator who can work in teams with diverse backgrounds
  • You are determined to do and be your best and take pride in enabling the best work of others on the team
  • You are not afraid to grapple with the unknown and be innovative
  • You have experience working in a fast-growing, dynamic company (or a strong desire to)
  • You work hard and are not afraid to have a little fun while you do so


Genmab leverages the effectiveness of an agile working environment, when possible, for the betterment of employee work-life balance. Our offices are designed as open, community-based spaces that work to connect employees while being immersed in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Whether you’re in one of our collaboratively designed office spaces or working remotely, we thrive on connecting with each other to innovate.

About Genmab

Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose guiding its unstoppable team to strive towards improving the lives of patients through innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics. For more than 20 years, its passionate, innovative and collaborative team has invented next-generation antibody technology platforms and leveraged translational research and data sciences, which has resulted in a proprietary pipeline including bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. To help develop and deliver novel antibody therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. By 2030, Genmab’s vision is to transform the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases with Knock-Your-Socks-Off (KYSO™) antibody medicines.

Established in 1999, Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are committed to fostering workplace diversity at all levels of the company and we believe it is essential for our continued success. No applicant shall be discriminated against or treated unfairly because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Learn more about our commitments on our website .

Genmab is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy. Please see our privacy policy for handling your data in connection with your application on our website .

Please note that if you are applying for a position in the Netherlands, Genmab’s policy for all permanently budgeted hires in NL is initially to offer a fixed-term employment contract for a year, if the employee performs well and if the business conditions do not change, renewal for an indefinite term may be considered after the fixed-term employment contract.

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