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Data Steward Engineer



Pudong, Shanghai, China
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024

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 18.000 colleagues now and together we will make the world a brighter place.



  • Manage data access and improve data quality, particularly master data in the areas of research & development, product management, and sustainability.
  • Be responsible for data integration, data management solutions, and data quality.
  • Analyze business/project requirements and identify relevant data and tools for data provisioning.
  • Be hands-on defining standards, designing data models, developing and supporting ingestion pipelines from data sources such as LIMS, Electronic Lab Notebook systems, etc.
  • Be part of the team that centrally administers R&D master data.
  • Support the development of information security concepts for new applications, especially for access management.
  • Identify and sustainably resolve data quality issues.
  • Take part in the establishment and leadership of the "R&D Data Community"
  • Regular review of data strategy and KPIs
  • Description of data products in the data catalog
  • Closely collaborate with colleagues from R&D, product management, and application development, accompanying and guiding them as they adopt new standards for data quality.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience, or Master’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in the fields of computer science, chemistry, natural sciences, technology (STEM), or comparable
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in maintaining data stewardship and data engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g., Python, Java).
  • Practical experience in data warehouse management based on an RDBMS (PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL)
  • Understanding of the basics of polymer chemistry to grasp and address the specific data-related requirements in this domain
  • Understanding of R&D processes, for example through experience in a development environment or within a testing department
  • Knowledge and experience in data governance principles, policies, and best practices, as well as data quality assessment and data lineage tracking
  • IT affinity and expertise in handling various tools for master data maintenance and management
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work with cross-functional teams and support users.
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership and ability to work independently.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to diagnose and resolve technical issues effectively.
  • Experience with cloud platforms and services, such as AWS (preferred).


Are you as curious, courageous and colorful as we are? If so, we can offer you an exciting career opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application including a cover letter, resume/CV, and relevant certificates. Become part of our Team - apply now!

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The resume you submit and the personal information you provide voluntarily will only be used for the recruitment service of Covestro. If we use your information beyond the above purposes, we will seek your consent in advance.

Your data may be kept in a secure environment within or outside the territory of P.R. China. If the personal information is necessary to be transferred outside the territory of P.R. China, we will ensure that it is transferred in accordance with the laws and regulations. Generally, we only store your personal information for the time period that is necessary to fulfill the purpose of collection and processing, unless otherwise provided by laws, regulations or administrative orders. We will implement a variety of measures to ensure a reasonable level of information security. Unfortunately, if a personal information security incident occurs, we will activate contingency plans to prevent the security incident from spreading.

We impose strict restrictions on sharing information with any third party in accordance with laws and regulations. Unless otherwise provided by laws and regulations, the information we collect will not be provided to or shared with any third party that is unrelated to our recruitment services.

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