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BASF Senior Agronomist Seeds Digital Farming (m/f/d) in Köln, Germany

Job Field : IT / Information Management

Location : Köln,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Farming GmbH

Job ID : EN58417376ONLE4

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position?

Mrs. Claudia Mekelburg (Talent Acquisition) Phone no.: +49 (0)30 2005 59871

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents.

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 SCOUTING, FIELD MANAGER and HEALTHY FIELDS are being used by farmers in more than 100 countries worldwide. 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.

Agriculture is all about balance. The balance that is crucial to everyone's existence - also applies to our Agricultural Solutions division. We connect innovative thinking with practical action to find the right balance for success - for farmers, agriculture and future generations. With seeds and traits, crop protection and digital solutions, we help farmers produce food more efficiently, protect the land and meet the needs of society.

What you can expect

  • You will develop and apply cutting-edge agronomic modeling concepts for digital seed solutions.

  • Moreover you will build, validate and calibrate agronomic models and algorithm for digital products.

  • You will translate seed-related feature requirements into technical specification in a creative way and accompany new features from the ideation phase until the final product delivery.

  • In a given time you will deliver results in a cross-functional project-driven organization and adapt development steps as well as milestones.

  • Furthermore, you will identify priorities and quick wins for digital solution development as well as benchmark seed-related decision-making frameworks globally from an agronomy perspective.

What we expect

  • University degree (PhD or Master) in agronomy, agricultural science, plant production, or an equivalent field with a very strong focus on seeds

  • Superior understanding of key agronomic decision-making in cropping systems

  • Several years of working experience with a crop advisor mindset

  • Affinity to precision agriculture and ability to transfer farmers seed decision-making into algorithm

  • Leadership skills and enthusiastic to travel internationally

We offer

  • Modern working environment with state-of-the-art technologies as well as free fruits and job ticket.

  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.

  • Becoming part of a multi-national and interdisciplinary team.