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

Job Field : IT / Information Management

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Solutions GmbH

Job ID : EN59359822ONLE4

Do you have questions regarding the application process or position? Mrs. Khand Thräner (Talent Acquisition) Tel.-Nr.: +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 or big data.

What you can expect

As a Data Scientist in the CoP AI you will be supporting the product Production AI - Hybrid Solutions & Plant Analytics Platform in building and deploying hybrid solutions that help to improve our production from asset over plant to the site scale.

  • You will cover the entire data-science model lifecycle from data analysis, model development and training, as well as deployment to the cloud.

  • You will support digitalization projects from ideation, over first prototypes until commissioning. Beyond that you will provide service & support during runtime.

  • In addition, you will actively identify needs of our production colleagues and translate them into software specifications and manage the development. In this context you will work closely with our software engineers and architects.

  • You will develop new algorithms, models and concepts applying state-of-the-art data science concepts and work with the latest software frameworks and technologies.

  • Furthermore, you will drive the implementation of new applications and take care of the migration of existing ones.

What we expect

  • Background in computational sciences or engineering, mathematics, statistics, and physics, preferably with a PhD

  • More than 2 years of (non-academic) work experience in scientific modeling and/or data science in the chemical industry or similar industries

  • Fluency in a scripting or computing language (e.g. Python, Scala, Java, etc.)

  • Proven Python (or similar) skills in transformation, optimization, analysis, and modeling of real-world data sets using relevant libraries (e.g. Pandas, scikit-learn)

  • Ideally hands-on experience in software development, preferably for cloud-based applications (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) in an agile setup (e.g. Kanban, Scrum)

  • Ability to influence various stakeholders to align roadmap, priorities, and drive change

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including data visualization and storytelling, especially in quantitative topics discussed with non-technical colleagues.

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.