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Senior R&D Applications Backend Developer (m/f/d)



Software Engineering, IT
Leverkusen, Germany
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

We are Covestro. We are curious. We are courageous. We are colorful. We refine chemical material solutions with game-changing products. Let us empower you to push boundaries. Join us and our 18.150 colleagues now and together we will make the world a brighter place.


With your support, we are digitizing research and development processes with the help of AI, among other things.

With our vision of a fully circular economy, we are pioneers in the chemical industry. We are aiming for climate neutrality by 2035. To achieve this, we need smart and ambitious colleagues to help us realize this vision and revolutionize digital areas. Innovation is in Covestro's DNA and is fostered by our unique corporate values - curious, courageous and colorful.

#fullycircular #circulareconomy

Our Digital R&D (DRD) team is responsible for innovative computer-aided solutions for chemical product and application development at Covestro. DRD integrates expertise in materials simulation and computational chemistry as well as competencies in laboratory automation, R&D data science, quantum computing and high performance computing (HPC).

With passion and deep technical expertise, we develop software to map complex R&D processes and connect modern laboratory infrastructure.

You can make a difference with us:

  • You will work with our software architects (m/f/d) in the development of solid and standardized software architecture specifications, especially when backend technologies are involved

  • Together with the team, you will be involved in various software development processes such as maintaining a shared code repository, development in a multi-system landscape, release management, (automated) testing, gradual transition to the operations phase (DevOps). Agile software development activities are also part of your tasks.

  • You are a thought leader in the conceptualization of software. This includes coordinating with project participants from business or IT or translating business requirements into data models and algorithms

  • Software development, including writing requirements documents, source code and documentation, as well as testing, roll-out, bug-fixing and operations is part of your repertoire

  • You interact with end users when recording requirements, product reviews, tests or processing error messages

  • You will also make an active contribution to Covestro's internal developer community ("AppMakers Guild"), e.g. by organizing guild activities, giving presentations, or participating in events


  • What counts for us is your personality! You are like us: curious, courageous and colorful. You want to change things and drive our vision - the fully circular economy - forward together with us.

  • You have a university degree or completed training in the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, technology (STEM) or similar, as well as several years of professional experience relevant to the role

  • The development of web applications with Java Spring as a backend framework is nobrainer for you and you are familiar with SQL database technologies and with AWS as a cloud provider

  • Fluent German and English skills round off your profile

If you want to take Covestro and the chemical industry to a new level in IT, you've come to the right place. We look forward to receiving your application, of course without a cover letter needed and also possible by quick apply via LinkedIn.

Let us know if you have any questions for us. Please get in touch with Markus Sierant (

Are you curious, courageous and colorful as we are? If so, we can offer you exciting career opportunities. We look forward to receiving your application including a cover letter, your resume, certificates as well as your salary expectations and your notice period. Become part of our Team - apply now!

Anyone who wants to contribute to a better world with Covestro can also expect a lot.

We want you to feel at home at Covestro. To feel you’re treated fairly and transparently. That means financial security, a healthy work-life balance and generous benefits.

Specifically, it means for us: flexible working hours, the compatibility of family and work, active health promotion and the ability to convert part of your salary into long-term or retirement savings. And that's not all.

Sounds exciting? Find out more about Covestro and our benefits here:

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Covestro welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of racial or ethnic origin, skin color, nationality, religion, philosophy, gender, age, disability, appearance or sexual identity. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.