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Search Front End Developer (m/f/d)



Software Engineering
Madrid, Spain
Posted on Monday, June 3, 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.


Digitalization is a key differentiator to position BASF as leading chemical company for our customers. We as Global Digital Solutions enable BASF’s digitalization. In agile teams, we develop innovative digital solutions for BASF and its customers, create exciting new 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.


  • Extend our agile DevOps team in "Enterprise Search"
  • Translate functional requirements into technical specifications (possibly customer contact)
  • Implement technical specifications.
  • Design and develop search applications based on BASF's standard search technology Sinequa.
  • Create and enhance web frontends for search applications using modern web technologies and the recent framework versions of Angular, Bootstrap and SCSS, TypeScript.
  • Drive for sustainable solutions based on standards by using code control, using automated testing, performing re-occurring updates of associated libraries and frameworks.
  • Monitor and continuously improve existing search applications


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills (business fluent / expert).
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to foster a positive and energized culture
  • Excellent judgement. Able to weigh several and often conflicting constraints and make rapid, logical decisions in a fast-moving company.
  • A growth mindset with a curiosity to learn and improve.
  • Minimum 5+ years' experience in working with modern web technologies.
  • Web development with current frameworks Angular, Bootstrap, CSS, etc.
  • Web development in complex Enterprise application scenarios with a modern, layered architecture.
  • UX design and layout for web-based applications including responsiveness.
  • Backlog & code management tools like Azure DevOps, Jira, etc.
  • Knowledge of application lifecycle, change/release management process.
  • Knowledge of agile methodologies like Scrum.

Nice to have:

  • Search engine technologies (preferably Sinequa, otherwise Elastic Search, Ap.ache Solr, Lucene, etc.)
  • Enterprise Content Management Systems (e.g. Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams).
  • Database technologies (preferably Oracle, otherwise MS SQL, mySQL, etc.).
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team spread across the globe.


  • 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.