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

Job Field : IT / Information Management

Location : Köln,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Farming GmbH

Job ID : EN58963537DIGI42

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

Ms. Katja Emich (Talent Acquisition) Phone no.: +49 (0)30 2005 58810

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

xarvio Digital Farming Solutions powered by BASF is at the forefront of the digital transformation of agriculture optimizing crop production. xarvio offers digital products, based on a global leading crop model platform, which deliver independent field-zone-specific agronomic advice enabling farmers to produce their crops most efficiently and sustainable. The xarvio products SCOUTING, FIELD MANAGER and HEALTHY FIELDS are being used by farmers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Working at BASF Digital Farming GmbH 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 xarvio at or visit any of our social media channels.

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

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer Platform for our Digital Farming operations to develop and establish our service offerings successfully in the market.

  • You will be responsible to maintain and extend our existing cluster with new functionality (e.g. service mesh, OpenFaaS).

  • Furthermore, you will continuously improve security of k8s deployments and configuration across cluster as well as application levels.

  • You will enable automatic bootstrapping of additional clusters.

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

What we expect

  • degree in computer or natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, GIS or a related field as well as several years of professional experience

  • profound knowledge in modern scalable and production-ready Microservices architectures in a Kubernetes context as well as depth understanding of Kubernetes concepts, networking, ingress and deployments

  • knowledge of Golang, Bash, Linux, Terraform and Helm

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

  • fluent in English, German or a second foreign language would be a benefit

We offer

  • Modern working environment with state-of-the-art technologies as well as a job ticket.

  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.

  • 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.

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