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Automation Engineer (Backbone)

Hillerød, Denmark

As we continue to enhance and expand our capabilities, we are looking for an automation engineer who shares our passion, drive, and energy – what we call Genki – to join our team.

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is a trusted partner to prominent biotech developers and pharmaceutical companies. Customer trust, digitalization, best place to work and expansion of capacity and capabilities are cornerstones of the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies strategy in Denmark.

The current organization in Hillerød is approximately 800 employees and will grow significantly as we invest DKK 6 billion in capacity and capability expansions over the coming years. You will be part of the project to implement the IT & Automation of the expansion.

About the department

You will join a project team of highly skilled colleagues. The department is responsible for the IT and automation systems to be implemented in the expansion of the site. After implementation the department will become part of the site Automation department.

About the role

Automation Backbone Engineer

You will be part of the IT and Automation team in the Drug Substance Manufacturing (DSM) Expansion project, and responsible for the following:

  • Manage scope and vendor deliverables from a technical point of view.
  • Automation system infrastructure with servers, operator stations, configuration. You will control vendors where they do the work for us, but also get hands-on for tasks that we choose to do ourselves.
  • Ensure the project provides the deliverables in time and budget at the right quality.
  • Manage stakeholders so they are informed about the technical solution and status


You have a

  • Academic degree within engineering, IT or similar
  • Knowledge of server installation, VMware/HyperV, network configuration etc. is preferred
  • Experience from the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is preferred
  • Knowledge of batch processes, GMP, GAMP and the S88 standard is preferred
  • Ability to work under short timelines within a manufacturing environment.
  • Collaborative attitude with the willingness to work with partners in other countries
  • Ability to organize personal tasks

We are looking for someone who is motivated by a high activity level and who can set direction within the area of responsibilities.

We expect you to

  • Have a quality mindset
  • Focus on keeping promises and deadlines
  • Take part in the social life at work


Please upload your CV and cover letter in English as soon as possible as we screen applications on an ongoing basis.

For more information about this role please contact Jacob Vejby Grønnegaard phone number +45 4222 5647


FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is an industry-leading biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with locations in Teesside, UK, RTP, North Carolina, College Station, Texas and Hillerød, Denmark. FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies has over thirty years of experience in the development and manufacturing of recombinant proteins, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, among other large molecules, viral products and medical countermeasures expressed in a wide array of microbial, mammalian, and host/virus systems.

Our manufacturing site in Hillerød, Denmark, brings together a complete range of expertise, capabilities and technologies to manufacture advanced biologics.  Our large scale manufacturing facility has a capacity of 120,000 liters to reliably manufacture biologics for late phase and commercial use. The facility for medical device assembly, labeling and packaging manufactures advanced delivery systems and ensures required labeling and secure packaging of the therapies for patients worldwide. The site also houses quality control laboratories, warehouses, and a number of organizations, supporting the manufacturing activities: process science, supply chain management, engineering and quality assurance. On June 9, 2020 FUJIFILM Corporation has announced the investment of approx. 6 billion Danish kroner into the site to double the manufacturing capacity, to add a fill finish capacity and to enhance the assembly, label and pack services on site. The investment is expected to create approx. 300 new jobs.

At FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, you will gain hands-on experience in an industry-leading biologics contract development and manufacturing organization. You will work with highly-skilled and experienced professionals of different nationalities and backgrounds, engaging in challenging work by delivering solutions for the biopharmaceutical industry. We aim to foster a collaborative, innovative, diverse and rewarding environment, where it is possible to develop and learn. We pursue our fullest potential as individual contributors and team members. As part of our team, everyone is a valuable contributor in the advancement of tomorrow’s medicine. We take pride in enriching our communities, caring for our environment, and cultivating a world of opportunity for future generations.