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BASF Senior Software Engineer Backend (m/f/d) in Köln, Germany

Job Field : IT / Information Management

Location : Köln,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Farming GmbH

Job ID : EN58277040ONLE4

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

Mrs. Juliane Höfs (Talent Acquisition) Phone no.: +49 (0)30 2005 59246

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

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

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

  • As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for the backend development and operations inside the globally operating digital farming unit of BASF.

  • Together with the project team you will translate Digital Farming business needs into IT requirements and concrete technical implementations covering the whole software development lifecycle.

  • You will be responsible to define the right architecture components, concepts, interface specification and development, best-case with good business understanding and scientific and/or GIS background.

  • You will participate in all phases of the product governance and development life cycle, including writing epics and user stories and support the sprint planning in our agile development setup.

  • You will work closely with product engineers, solution architects and software developers as well as our commercial operations team.

What we expect

  • Degree in computer sciences, natural sciences, engineering, mathematics or related fields and several years of professional experience

  • Profound knowledge in modern scalable and production-ready Java-based Microservices

  • Experience in interfacing Postgres based RDBMS Systems

  • Experience in AWS cloud-based environments for server based and serverless architectures as well as on Linux based systems

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills

  • English is mandatory, German is a benefit

We offer

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

  • An attractive competitive salary that is based on the company's success and your indvidual performance.

  • A secure work environment because your health, safety and wellbeing is always our top priority.

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

  • This position can be exercised full or part-time.