Scientific Software Developer (m/f/d) for Process Chemistry & Inorganic Materials

  • Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • 11/01/2019
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Data Management Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

Ludwigshafen is the world's largest integrated chemical complex and home to BASF Group headquarters. Located in the heart of Europe's Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, you will find this to be an attractive place for both work and leisure time.

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What you can expect 

As part of the scientific app lab within our Data Science research unit, you will develop computational applications that facilitates R&D in the Process Chemistry & Inorganic Materials division.

  • You will actively identify needs of researchers, translate these into R&D software specifications and manage the development.
  • In this context, you will work closely together with scientists and software engineers while providing a good understanding of their scientific tasks.
  • You will actively participate in the implementation of new applications and take care of the migration of existing applications.
  • Furthermore, you will manage a portfolio of applications in alignment with various stakeholders in research, IT and software development.

What we expect 

  • You hold at least a Master degree including substantial working experience in an IT discipline; a strong background in natural science is a plus.
  • You already gained working knowledge of web-based application development, and preferably working experience in agile methodologies.
  • You are also well acquainted with programming languages, such as Python, R (including R-Shiny) and Java Script (i.e. AngularJS).
  • Your profile is completed by your creative and motivated working style with a strong focus on innovation as well as your excellent communication skills which define you as an effective team player.
  • Experience with data base and API design is a plus.

We offer 

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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