R%26D Application Manager- Research Services - Research Triangle Park, NC
May 13, 2020
R&D Application Manager- Research Services - Research Triangle Park, NC-2001149 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.
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.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2020 as one of America's Best Employers. 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!
R&D Application Manager- Research Services (2001149) - Morrisville, NC
Where the Chemistry Happens...
The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive management of assigned client relationships and related IT systems to ensure optimal performance and meet existing and future needs for R&D IT projects at BASF Agricultural Solutions.
Formula for Success: You Will...
Lead the design of technology solutions, considering budget, risk and other organizational and environmental factors
Deliver, deploy, and manage applications and tools to enable research in the Seeds and Traits organization
Identify opportunities to improve efficiency, provide new technical solutions to enhance research capabilities, and implement new tools in line with research and business objectives
Manage efforts to identify, develop, test, and deploy enhancements to existing applications while working closely with developers and the research community
Manage projects and lead development teams through standup meetings as appropriate for continuous improvement of our technology
Coordinate with other groups in research and R&D IT when appropriate
Coordinate vendor and contractor activities
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Biological Sciences preferred. Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant industry experience required
Experience working with scientific research applications or a good foundational knowledge of scientific concepts is preferred
IT Project Management experience with Agile and scrum
Knowledge of relational and non-relational database technologies a plus
Deploying advanced algorithm and automation capabilities (e.g. AI, Machine Learning, etc.) a plus
Programming skills preferred
Familiarity with cloud computing and data analytics is desirable
Ability to communicate well with key users, developers, and scientific researchers
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Functional competencies needed include: analytical thinking, interpersonal skills, problem solving, functional analysis, and documentation
Practical development experience with ability to create and communicate user stories to a development team
Ability to work in a multicultural environment with global teams to support users in the US and Europe
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. [email protected] is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you--the whole you--in all stages of your life and career. With [email protected], you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.