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BASF Data Engineer Field Testing (m/f/d) in Köln, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Köln,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Farming GmbH

Job ID : EN58488504ONLE2

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position?

Mrs. Karina Urich (Talent Acquisition) Phone no.: +49 (0)30 2005-58528

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents.

As a reliable partner of the agricultural sector, BASF Agricultural Solutions GmbH offers innovative solutions in the area of crop protection and pest control to improve agricultural production, increase the profitability of agricultural companies and thereby improve the living standards of a growing population. Our strength lies in supporting farmers in the face of the challenges presented by an increasingly complex agricultural sector and in working with them to secure basic human necessities, such as food, nutrition and energy.

Learn more about BASF Agricultural Solutions GmbH at

Agriculture is all about balance. The balance that is crucial to everyone's existence - also applies to our Agricultural Solutions division. We connect innovative thinking with practical action to find the right balance for success - for farmers, agriculture and future generations. With seeds and traits, crop protection and digital solutions, we help farmers produce food more efficiently, protect the land and meet the needs of society.

What you can expect

With its xarvio (TM) product portfolio the BASF Digital Farming GmbH enables farmers to improve and automate agriculture by using data such as smart sensors, advanced models and artificial intelligence.

  • You will be responsible for generating advanced analytics toolchains for our agronomic decision engine, with a special focus on new methods to collect scalable agronomic data.

  • Furthermore, you will design and analyze experiments including defining requirements on data points as well as communicating and justifying this to the entire team.

  • You will collaborate with agronomists and software engineers to design, develop as well as deploy data-based agronomic decision models for planting recommendations.

  • In addition, you will align module interfaces, flow and objectives harmonization.

  • Last but not least, you will manage external partnerships, oversee field validation and data collection for your projects to match the defined requirements.

What we expect

  • Degree in Computer Sciences

  • Relevant industry experience in shipping code, reliably using best practices including testing, documentation, version control and management

  • Solid experience in machine learning techniques including data science workflow, statistical analysis and modeling

  • Proficient in R or Python as well as solid experience in a GIS environment and data analysis (such as ArcGIS, QGIS, R or Python) to transform raw data into a final analysis

  • Fluent English language skills

We offer

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.

  • Your contribution to a sustainable future because sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do and is a driver of growth.

  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.