Job Information

BASF Product Owner Smart Spraying (m/f/d) in Köln, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Köln,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Farming GmbH

Job ID : EN58485214ONLE2

BASF Digital Farming GmbH stands for a modern agricultural sector. We are making agriculture smarter and simpler. Our digital solutions allow for fields to be constantly analysed at the field-zone level so that farmers learn more about their crops every day and crop production can be taken to the next level. Our work is equally as innovative as our products: we have a global network and work with agile methodologies in a start-up atmosphere. Join our team! Learn more about BASF Digital Farming GmbH at

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

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.

  • As a product owner of our Smart Spraying system you will be responsible to conceptualize, develop and validate the software backend of our Smart Spraying system.

  • You will identify customer needs, value potentials and translate these into a digital product development pipeline for our Smart Spraying technology using design thinking principles.

  • To enable the strategy, you will work together with the product manager to ensure the alignment of the product specifications and Smart Spraying technologies development pipeline.

  • You will develop prototypes and implement the web based as well as embedded software and will lead a scrum team from prototyping until the commercial status of the product.

  • Last but not least, you will allign with project partners on technical specifications as well as data interfaces and will be responsible for the increase of the customer value of the entire product.

What we expect

  • Degree in Agricultural Sciences or (Software) Engineering

  • At least 5 years of experience as a project leader or product owner in a digital context

  • Ideally domain knowledge in agriculture and good understanding of digital ecosystems as well as digital products

  • Agile mindset and full knowledge of agile product development (e.g. SCRUM or Kanban)

  • Fluent English language skills

  • Willingness to travel internationally

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.