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Data Engineer (m/f/d)



Data Science
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.


Join our R&D Data Integration team and provide BASF-wide data solutions for multiple application areas. This comprises materials sciences and materials development, process development and quality control.


  • You will be responsible for projects in this field and closely co-operating with R&D, engineering, central functions and business units.
  • Furthermore, you will actively identify needs of researchers, translate these into R&D software specifications and be part of the implementation team.
  • You will communicate ideas and solutions of FAIR-Data, API-fication and big data technology to a broad community of researchers, scientists as well as developers. Therefore, you will be acting as an enabler in interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Finally, you will also keep an overview of the latest developments in data integration technologies.


  • Strong background in IT with an interest in natural sciences and preferably working experience in agile methodologies
  • Programming skills in Python preferably also in pySpark
  • Experience working with Palantir Foundry is a plus
  • Familiar with best practices for code documentation, formatting, versioning, and unit/integration testing
  • Experience in the design of RESTful APIs
  • Experience in designing relational data models based on user requirements
  • Developing and operating knowledge of ETL pipelines in production
  • Operating knowledge of system and/or data-base administration is a plus
  • Creative and motivated working style with a strong focus on innovation, at least fluent English language skills as well as your excellent communication skills which define you as an effective team player
  • Experience in working in a scientific environment

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.