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BASF Data Engineer / Scientist (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : IT / Information Management

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Solutions GmbH

Job ID : EN59449720ONLE2

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Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Mrs. Khand Thräner (Talent Acquisition) Phone no.: +49 (0)30 2005 59929

BASF Digital Solutions GmbH offers innovative solutions for the design and optimization of business processes for the BASF Group around the world. As an experienced business solution provider, we create added value for BASF by developing new business models with digital technologies, thereby increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of processes through IT and digital solutions. Learn more about BASF Digital Solutions GmbH at

Digitalization is a key differentiator to position BASF as 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 in the areas of cloud computing, blockchain or big data.

What you can expect

Join our R&D Data Science team and provide BASF-wide data solutions for multiple application areas. This comprises materials sciences and materials development, process and quality control which are based on data analysis, data-based modeling and optimization.

  • You will be responsible for projects in this field and closely co-operating with R&D, engineering, central functions and business units.

  • Furthermore, you will actively identify needs of researchers, translate these into R&D software specifications and manage the development.

  • You will communicate ideas and solutions of high-performance computing and big data technology to a broad community of researcher scientists as well as developers and therefore, you will be acting as an enabler in interdisciplinary project teams.

  • Last but not least, you will also establish and maintain collaborations with academic research groups in that domain while evaluating new approaches and exploring new application opportunities.

What we expect

  • strong background in IT with an interest in natural sciences and preferably working experience in agile methodologies

  • programming skills in at least one of these programming languages: Python, Java, R

  • familiar with best practices for unit and integration testing as well as experience in the design of APIs, in relational database design, in NoSQL databases (e.g. graph databases, document stores, etc.), Big Data technologies and Apache Spark

  • operating knowledge of system and/or data-base administration

  • preferably experience with Kafka and Event Sourcing and ideally operating knowledge in setting up cloud infrastructure (e.g. Azure, AWS) as code using e.g. Ansible as well as working and operating knowledge of containerization (e.g. Docker) and Kubernetes

  • creative and motivated working style with a strong focus on innovation, at least fluent English language skills as well as your excellent communication skills which define you as an effective team player

We offer

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

  • Health and wellbeing programs to help you achieve better health and work-life balance.

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

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