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AI Engineer (m/f/d)



Software Engineering, 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.


We as Global Digital Services enable BASF’s digitalization and adoption of artificial intelligence. In agile teams, we develop innovative 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 knowhow and access to latest technologies.

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 AI/ML engineer 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!
Your main tasks in this role would be:
• Be in close collaboration with domain experts, cross-functional and digital product teams, you will 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.
• You will validate the feasibility of new technological developments and methods to maximize value contribution and ensure efficient and safe operation.
• Working together with platform and product teams, you will integrate your AI developments in existing workflows and solutions.
• In addition, you continuously improve and optimize AI models to enhance their accuracy, scalability, optimize computational and cost efficiency, and compliance with rules and standards.
• You always keep your knowledge and expertise up-to-date and share it with colleagues to promote a learning culture of AI-driven innovation across BASF.


• Degree (M.Sc./PhD) in computer science, mathematics, related engineering.

• Extensive experience in applying deep learning and machine learning architectures, including transformers, large and small dedicated language models to solve business problems and speed up innovation in industry.

• Excellent software development skills with deep experience in Python working with ML frameworks and tools in cloud environment.

• Problem-solving attitude, excellent analytical thinking, and strong communication skills.

• Proven experience in advanced prompt engineering, fine-tuning, orchestration preferably in combination with graph technologies for mastering complexity in industrial applications is a plus.


  • 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 holiday days per year
  • 5 additional days (readjustment)
  • 2 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.