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BASF Sr Data Scientist/ML (Hybrid) in Freeport, Texas

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF , we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Senior Data Scientist (2200885) – Freeport, TX

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Digitalization is a key differentiator to position BASF as the leading chemical company for our customers. We as Global Digital Services enable BASF's digitalization. In agile teams, we develop innovative digital solutions for BASF and its customers, create new exciting customer experiences and business growth, and drive efficiencies in processes. We provide IT that works and offer know-how and access to latest technologies.

We are seeking a professional like you to join our team as a Senior Data Scientist.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your master’s degree (PhD preferred) in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related field, you will work with a team of data scientists, engineers, and other operations team members to apply data science to real problems to find real solutions. You and the team will be responsible for translating those solutions into practical and interactive interfaces for the operations community in a predominant manufacturing environment (a Bachelor’s degree with several years of proven experience would also be extremely helpful).

  • Your hands on experience with python coding and machine learning will be leveraged in building solutions involving state of the art libraries and technology.

  • While being part of our dedicated AI team you will leverage your working experience and knowledge in agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum and DevOps) concepts.


  • Your familiarity with core solutions (examples: OSI PI, AspenTech, Trendminer) will help you in the discussions with the internal business partners understanding their needs and requirements in order to develop sustainable industry solutions.


  • Your understanding and experience with predictive analytics, including machine learning and time series techniques, will enable you to collect domain knowledge in discussions with our plan manager in order to solve unique manufacturing challenges.


  • Successfully engaging within the organization, you will interact with other application workstream leads within the North American and Global Digitalization and Technology Teams.


  • Your ability to analyze stakeholder requests and develop business cases as well as your engagement in sharing and teaching best practices in predictive analytics and coding are a plus.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You… ​​​​​​​


Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs, and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: ITSE - Information Technology & Services

Organization: GDD-Digitalization of Prod & Tech - NA-63003850

Title: Sr Data Scientist/ML (Hybrid)

Location: TX-Freeport

Requisition ID: 2200885