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Backend Engineer (m/f/d)



Software Engineering
Madrid, Spain
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024


At BASF Digital Hub Madrid we develop innovative digital solutions for BASF, create new exciting customer experiences and business growth, and drive efficiencies in processes, helping to strengthen BASF´s position as the digital leader in the chemical industry. We believe the right path is through creativity, trial and error and great people working and learning together. Become part of our team and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities.


Our team builds and runs a full-code developer platform used by thousands of developers throughout BASF. We centralize and standardize the tools, resources, and processes that developers need to build, test, and deploy applications. We make it easier for developers to collaborate and share code while saving them time and effort. Our platform also focuses on ensuring that applications are built and deployed in a consistent and secure manner. It helps enforce coding standards and best practices and provides tools for tracking and auditing changes to applications.

As part of an agile team, you will closely collaborate with other global team members to expand and operate our developer platform.


Shape and impact how software is being created, built, and operated at BASF, both for seasoned software engineers as well as citizen developers.
- You are set on creating the best possible developer experience at BASF.
- You are responsible to expand and operate a full-code developer platform for thousands of developers together with the team.
- You recognize integration and automation potential and implement it with the support and guidance of the team.
- You foster and support the global developer community throughout the whole of BASF.
- You are an excellent & effective communicator.


  • Working experience in software engineering
  • You are capable and willing to constantly learn
  • You know how to challenge a team and express your vision; you also appreciate being challenged
  • You have some experience in working with different programming languages, preferably with Python
  • You feel comfortable consuming and creating REST interfaces
  • You speak git and have some affinity with Docker & Kubernetes
  • You are well experienced working with CI/CD pipelining tools


  • Experience with GitLab is beneficial
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code is beneficial (Ansible, Terraform)
  • Experience with creating and maintaining Python libraries is beneficial
  • Knowledge about other programming languages like JavaScript, TypeScript, Rust, Go, Java, ... is a plus.


  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Adequate compensation according to your qualifications and experience • A secure work environment because your health, safety and wellbeing is always our top priority.
  • Flexible work schedule and Home-office options, so that you can balance your working life and private life.
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • 23 holidays per year
  • Another 5 days (readjustments days) and 2 days (cultural days)
  • A collaborative, trustful and innovative work environment
  • Being part of an international team and work in global projects
  • Relocation assistance to Madrid provided

At BASF, the chemistry is right.

Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.


Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Irene Gil Ochoa (