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AI Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a fulfilling work environment with a strong emphasis on the physical and psychological safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. We are always working to form the best team with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion and through lifelong learning and development.

At BASF, we constantly strive to become an even better workplace. As a result of our commitment to our employees, BASF has earned various awards, including being recognized by Mediacorp in 2024 as one of Canada's Top Employers for tenth consecutive year, one of the Greater Toronto Area's Top Employers for the eleventh year in a row, and twice being named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Best Diversity Employers.

We invite you to join our best team on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

AI Engineer (104855)

Working Model: Hybrid (2 days in office)

Location: Mississauga, ON

Where the Chemistry Happens…

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.

We are seeking an AI Engineer specialized in Natural Language Processing to join our team of AI enthusiasts. In this role you will have the opportunity to drive innovative solutions, collaborate with top-tier developers, and optimize models that shape the future of our industry. You will enjoy a rewarding career with competitive benefits, continuous learning, and a vibrant work environment.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Develop and implement ML models: Create and refine machine learning models tailored for NLP applications to advance our technological capabilities.
  • Develop, train and test modern GenAI/transformer-based models.
  • Work on multi-modal GenAI involving text and images.
  • Apply software patterns like RAG with hybrid search.
  • Finetuning LLMs.
  • Collaborate with software developers: Work closely with our development team to seamlessly integrate your models into our production systems, ensuring robust and reliable performance.
  • Optimize models: Enhance model performance and scalability to meet the demands of our extensive and diverse operational requirements.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • MSc or PhD in Natural Language Processing, Data Science or related field (Candidates with pure Computer Science background must showcase strong focus on data science through projects/internships).
  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant work experience (4+ years preferred).
    Note: Work experience in academia will only be counted if the applicant has completed a PhD.
  • ML model development: Proven experience in creating and deploying machine learning models for NLP, showcasing your expertise in these critical areas.
  • Framework proficiency: Strong knowledge of frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, or Keras to develop and refine ML models efficiently.
  • Library familiarity: Proficiency with libraries like Hugging Face Transformers for NLP to leverage advanced tools and techniques in your work.
  • Data preprocessing skills: Competence in data preprocessing and feature engineering using tools like pandas, SQL, or similar technologies to prepare high-quality datasets.
  • Proficient in PyTorch/Tensorflow, Huggingface Transformers/SentenceTransformers, LangChain/LangGraph/sklearn/numpy/Pandas/SQL/NoSQL DBs including Vector DBs/Docker/Kubernetes/MLFlow/FastAPI/GraphQL/Azure/AWS/git.
  • Experience with agent-based systems is desirable.
  • A background in Chemistry will also be considered favorably.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you – the whole you – in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career. We also provide engaging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your role.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment

BASF is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can be their authentic selves. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, religion/creed, sex/pregnancy, marital status, family status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We seek to make our recruitment process accessible for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process, please contact with the subject line “Recruitment Accommodation Request”.

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