Materials Science Data Architect-1805658

Tarrytown, New York
Jan 07, 2019
Feb 06, 2019
Field of specialization
Engineering, Materials
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Basic
Job Type
Full time

Materials Science Data Architect-1805658

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Description 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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.Data solutions form a core contribution to innovation. Data solutions comprise data ingestion, data architecture, as well as data visualization for all kinds of materials, systems, and processes at BASF. We support the live cycle of a material from ideation in research to quality management in production.The mission of the global Data Solutions team is to set up 21st century data architectures and build interfaces around them, thereby making information accessible for and speeding up innovation in BASF’s materials science research. The Data Solutions Team is recognized within BASF’s research organization as the core competency center regarding data management, particularly in relational and graph data bases and big data architectures (Hadoop). At BASF, we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Materials Science Data Architect (1805658) – Tarrytown, NY or Wyandotte, MI (This role can be based in either location)

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are searching for a professional like you to play a key role in the execution of data solutions to accomplish project objectives. Together with other data architects, you design, realize, and populate IT architectures optimally suited for capturing, storing, integrating, and provisioning of primary lab data generated in our R&D organization. Through intelligent data solutions, you enable researchers to access huge amounts of data swiftly. Your contribution allows for faster and more data driven decisions and shall help increasing efficiency of our R&D efforts. You will closely cooperate with R&D, engineering, central functions and business units. Successfully engaging across the organization, you will interact frequently with colleagues who are specialists at non-digital research disciplines. Moreover, through academic research groups in that domain while evaluating new approaches and exploring new application opportunities, we ensure staying at the forefront of innovation.You will be relied on to provide knowledge and expertise in data management, data connectivity and visualization.

Formula for Success

Leveraging your advanced academic background in Natural Science or closely related discipline (Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Cheminformatics, Bioinformatics) combined with experience in Data Science (Solutions & Architecture), you will contribute to a research direction that provides innovation and breakthrough advantages for the business by delivering tailored data solutions.Your strong communication skills help bridge the gap between IT and real-world applications. You will engage directly with chemical and biological labs, analyze existing lab processes and develop a common understanding of the best data management solutions.Relying on your strong programming skills (preferably in Python, R and/or Java), you will contribute to the development of applications that make data architectures accessible to both lab technicians and business partners.Your familiarity with different data base architectures, both relational and NoSQL (e.g. graph databases, document stores, etc.), will be critical as you explore technical possibilities and create ideas together with internal business partners.Your experience processing big data (e.g. Hadoop) will enable you to manipulate BASF’s vast R&D data feed You will engage with academia and service providers and thereby actively integrate state-of-the-art methods into the corporate tool set Using your experience in web development, you will swiftly deploy interfaces to data solutions

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