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AI Software 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.

We create sustainable cloud & web application solutions for specific BASF needs.

We are currently seeking a passionate AI Software Engineer to join our vibrant team. This is an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies and make a significant impact in the AI field. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in our ongoing AI enablement efforts, contributing both to our internal development teams and our own solution development.

Responsibilities and Key Outcomes

  • Design, develop, and implement AI-based solutions to meet business needs.
  • Collaborate with other teams to provide AI enablement, sharing knowledge and skills to build AI-based solutions.
  • Participate in the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding and debugging.
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code.
  • Contribute to team discussions on software architecture, development processes, and other standards.
  • Stay updated with emerging technologies and apply them into operations and activities.

Job Requirements

Education and work experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ related working experience

Technical & Professional Knowledge (mandatory)

  • Proven experience as an AI Software Engineer or similar role.
  • Must be proficient in Python.
  • Experience working with large language models.
  • Must have knowledge of Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG).
  • Must be familiar with AI libraries such as Langchain.
  • Excellent understanding of software design and programming principles.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

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

  • Experience with FastAPI or Flask is beneficial.
  • Experience with Streamlit is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of agent-based systems is a nice-to-have.
  • Experience with fine-tuning is a nice-to-have.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based AI services like Azure OpenAI Service, Google Vertex, or AWS Bedrock is a plus.

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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