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AI Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2024

Digital Hub Kuala Lumpur attracts, inspire and develop diverse talents who will elevate BASF’s digital journey.

As one of the world’s largest chemical companies, BASF is on a mission to create chemistry with a sustainable future. The Digital Hub Kuala Lumpur, alongside four other Digital Hubs across the globe are part of the technology powerhouse driving our vision. Join our organization and make an impact in an inclusive and diverse work environment. We value individual differences and provide opportunities for you to contribute your unique perspective towards our collective goals.

Within our Product Family Digital Commerce & Advisor we help BASFs sales teams sell more via digital channels. Within our product family the team “Product Information Systems” is building and supporting solutions that enable our customers to discover and explore our products in our several digital channels. We work innovatively with high quality standards to provide an exciting customer experience. We value reliability, trust and transparency and a great working culture. We strive for Commitment, Focus, Openness, Respect, and Courage on all levels.

We are seeking an experienced AI/ML engineer like you to join our team of AI enthusiasts. In this role, you will leverage cutting-edge and proven technologies to reshape the way we execute business processes and innovation. If you are passionate to maximize value generation from latest developments in AI and have a strong background in ML engineering, and practical experience in realizing solutions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Responsibilities and Key Outcomes

  • Design, develop, and deploy AI-based solutions including Generative AI and large language models to address challenging use cases in different domains, from automating tasks and business processes to mastering complexity, and driving innovation.
  • Validate the feasibility of new technological developments and methods to maximize value contribution and ensure efficient and safe operation.
  • Work together with platform and product teams, integrating your AI developments in existing workflows and solutions.
  • Continuously improve and optimize AI models to enhance their accuracy, scalability, optimize computational and cost efficiency, and compliance with rules and standards.
  • Stay up to date with knowledge and expertise and share it with colleagues to promote a learning culture of AI-driven innovation across BASF.

Job Requirements

Education and work experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer science, Software Engineering or comparable from an accredited college or university is required
  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in designing and building machine learning solutions into production systems

Technical & Professional Knowledge (mandatory)

  • A solid knowledge of modern machine learning techniques, including practical application at scale and experience with variety of machine learning frameworks and python libraries (e.g. TensorFlow, Pytorch, spacy, scikit-learn, genism, etc..)
  • Sound programming skills in Python to use state-of-the art document databases (like MongoDB) and search technology (like elasticsearch) to create scalable state-of-the-art app lications.
  • Problem-solving attitude, excellent analytical thinking, and strong communication skills in English.
  • Able to work and operate large-scale and industry grade systems in cloud environments
  • Believer in the DevOps approach to build successful IT solutions with focus on high-quality content delivered to our business
  • Believer in Agile methodology especially in Scrum.

Technical & Professional Knowledge (additional plus/nice to have skills)

  • Knowledge of Angular, React, etc. to build quick demos for businesses
  • Know-how in Kafka, Docker, GIT, CI/CD and other technologies

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 112,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €68.9 billion in 2023.

BASF is committed to empowering its employees to pursue their interests and explore emerging technologies. By investing in top-quality tools and promoting cross-functional collaboration, we encourage our team members to drive positive change within our organization. Come join us and be a part of our digitalization journey.

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