(Senior) ML Engineer & Data Scientist (m/f/d)

Job description


We are BASF in agriculture and everything we do, we do for the love of farming. Connecting seeds and traits, crop protection products, digital tools and sustainability approaches, to help deliver the best possible outcomes for farmers, growers and our other stakeholders along the value chain. We do everything in our power to build a sustainable future for agriculture by connecting innovation, customers and society. #ForTheLoveOfFarming #TheBiggestJobOnEarth


Digital Farming provides actionable and field-specific advice to farmers, advisors and business partners worldwide for our xarvio products. For this we build digital solutions for crop management for the xarvio FieldManager, xarvio HealthyFields, ONE SmartSpray and Horta.

  • In your new role, you lead the development of Machine learning models to deliver agronomic crop phenology and yield models for our products used by our customers according to the global capability roadmap.
  • Furthermore, you take the ownership of global crop model development, the validation, calibration with the appropriate machine learning methods and deal with time series data and define data needs for model development and trial validation.
  • You proactively steer and coordinate the technical cross-team alignment in order to define development and modelling capabilities according to timelines.
  • The coordination of the new feature development with machine learning models, explore new technology to improve ML capabilities and the implementation in our xarvio products for model improvements is also part of your new role.
  • You ensure the functionality of the models and actively monitor and ensure model performance.
  • Last but not least, you manage the technical debt across the teams to adress bugs in time and search actively for improvements.


  • successful completed master's degree in computer science with several years of relevant work experience
  • professional experience in the field of software development, programming and data and function modelling
  • expertise on market knowledge and IT systems, system landscape, building services
  • familar with standard applications, department specific applications and databases and statistic programmes
  • secure and authentic communication skills in English and German


  • inspiring networks for the development and implementation of your ideas (e.g. Women in Business)
  • learning opportunities for your professional and personal development
  • location-specific preventive services (e.g. medical check-up or flu vaccination) to support your health
  • 30 days of vacation as well as the possibility of special leave and sabbatical model
  • mobile working in Germany
  • flexible working time models (e.g. part-time employment or job sharing)
  • free Deutschlandticket and attractive leasing options for your personal job bike
  • subsidies for moving costs, parking fees and lunch

About Us

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to: Romy Marie Gruendel (Talent Acquisition),, Tel.:+49 30 2005-56730

First information about our application process can be found here:

xarvio Digital Farming Solutions powered by BASF is at the forefront of the digital transformation of agriculture optimizing crop production. xarvio offers digital products, based on a global leading crop model platform, which deliver independent field-zone-specific agronomic advice enabling farmers to produce their crops most efficiently and sustainable. The xarvio products FIELD MANAGER and HEALTHY FIELDS are being used by farmers in multiple countries across the globe. Working at BASF Digital Farming GmbH is equally as innovative as our products: we have a global network and work with agile methodologies in a start-up atmosphere. Join our team! Learn more about xarvio at or visit any of our social media channels.

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.

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