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AI Architect- Large Language Models (m/f/d)



Software Engineering, IT, Data Science
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024


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.


Our team of experts in artificial intelligence with focus on Generative AI, natural language processing, graph technologies and distributed computing realizes solutions and components to maximize the business value from AI and speed up innovation. We are seeking an experienced and visionary architect to create and maintain an architecture that combines fast adoption of technological advances with efficient delivery and operation of scalable and secure solutions.

  • As an AI Architect, you will be responsible for shaping the technical roadmap and orchestrating the architecture design and implementation process. Your primary objective will be to establish a robust framework that enables fast validation of novel technologies and methods as well as their seamless integration in production environments for optimal value and efficient operation.
  • You shape and continuously develop the overall architecture vision and roadmap for projects using AI, considering all prerequisites end-to-end.
  • Moreover, you drive innovation in close collaboration with success managers and product owners to maximize the value potential in AI adoption.
  • You continuously keep yourself up to date with latest technological developments in close collaboration with the experts in our AI lab.
  • You provide guidance and mentorship to projects as well as product teams and ensure adherence to the architectural best-practices and standards, conduct code reviews and provide constructive feedback to ensure high-quality and reliable deliverables.
  • In addition, you identify potential risks, performance bottlenecks as well as security and scalability challenges in the architecture and propose effective mitigation measures.


  • degree (M.Sc./PhD) in computer science, mathematics or in a similar field
  • extensive experience in software architecture design and practical implementation, strong hand-on developer experience is a plus
  • proven track record of successfully delivered complex software projects as a solutions architect or in a product management, preferably using machine learning and AI components, from conception to deployment
  • solid understanding of AI, ML, data science, data engineering, cloud technologies and the end-to-end process to make those work successfully from data acquisition, preparation, model building/training, deployment and performance monitoring in operation
  • excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to identify and address technical challenges effectively
  • strong communication skills, ability to convince developers, preferably speaking experience or in giving tutorials


  • Preventive care and fitness offers to promote your health and provide a balance to your work.
  • Development meetings so that you can realize your full potential.


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

At BASF, the chemistry is right.

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