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BASF Senior Specialist Digitalization - Machine Learning Engineer (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : IT / Information Management

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Solutions GmbH

Job ID : EN59572920ONLE2

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Lisa Nabra,, Tel.:+49 30 2005-58195

First information about our application process can be found here:

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

The Community of Practice Artificial Intelligence (CoP AI), part of Global Digital Services, represents the central point for Artificial Intelligence. The dedicated team of data scientists support use cases of strategic importance to the BASF and ensures the application of Business Grade Artificial Intelligence. We focus heavily not only on developing state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, but also on building end-to-end solutions with strong emphasis on scalability, reproducibility, and transparency.

As an ML Engineer in the CoP AI, you will be working on projects focusing on sales in the agrochemical sector. In particular:

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

  • You will actively identify needs in sales and translate, develop, and manage them into ML software specifications. In this context you will work closely with our software engineers, data scientists and architects.

  • You will cover the entire data-science model lifecycle with a strong emphasis on model productization and MLOps.

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

What we expect

  • Background in computational sciences, engineering, or other data-centric disciplines (Bachelor or Master of Science).

  • 2-5 years of work experience (non-academic) in data science and/or ML engineering .

  • Expert knowledge of Python with focus on machine learning and data science related libraries (e.g., Pandas, scikit-learn, TensoFlow, PyTorch etc.). Familiarity with object-oriented programming is a plus.

  • Hands-on experience working with large data sets, relational databases, data integration and related technologies (SQL, Spark, Databricks, etc.).

  • Hands-on experience with MLOps processes (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) and automating ML workflows.

  • Experience with software development, preferably for cloud-based applications in an agile setup (e.g., Kanban, Scrum).

  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. Knowledge of other European languages is a plus.

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.