Senior Database Engineer











Digital Hub Kuala Lumpur attracts, grows, and develops passionate people who will meaningfully impact the digital future of BASF. Come join us and be a part of our digitalization journey. 


Objectives of the Position

We focus on digital solutions for BASF’s service units and bundle expertise for core systems. Our Team “Database Management” accountable to enable and support digitalization for relational and noSQL Database Solutions and process automation globally, lead and coordinate BASF’s Databases, the data foundation for BASF Group, across all units of Global Digital Services. We are designing and taking care of IT Mergers & Acquisitions, implementing a modern infrastructure and drive BASF’s cloud strategy to have almost 100% of our applications in the cloud in the next decade.

This way, we empower our colleagues the BASF business and service units to create their own digital solutions with easy-to-use platforms - so they can drive their unit’s digitalization themselves or with our support.

You will help to develop and implement NoSQL Database like MongoDB, Cassandra, REDIS as platform solutions. Consult BASF internal business partner which Database best fit and also to develop improvements for the existing Databases.


Main Tasks

In this role, you will:

  • Research, evaluate and recommend NoSQL products and monitoring/management tools.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend NoSQL solutions (existing & emerging) and best use cases for them.
  • Conduct system performance evaluations.
  • Research, evaluate and make available patches, new releases and functionality enhancements.
  • Assist Development Teams in designing, modeling and validating NoSQL solutions for their applications.
  • Independently develop and sustain technical knowledge, certifications and skills.
  • Effectively multi-task handling day-to-day assignments given moderate directions and supervision.
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Translation of stakeholder requirements into concrete specifications 





  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in relevant Business/IT studies with at least 3-5 years of experience in a similar role.


Working Experience

  • Minimum 2 years in database solutions (Database Administration)


Technical & Professional Knowledge 

  • Experience in Cloud technologies; have experience migrating database into cloud
    and architectures within AZURE and AWS (primary), Google Cloud or AliBaba or Experience with NoSQL Database Solutions onprem or Cloud like MongoDB, AWS DynamoDB, Azure CosmosDB, MongoDB ATLAS 

  • Knowledgeable in designing, developing & documenting use cases.

  • Experienced with Database common programming language like JAVA, PLSQL or Python

  • Experience working in a global team

  • Business Consulting and Technical Consulting skills

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to foster a positive and energized culture

  • A growth mindset with a curiosity to learn and improve.

  • Team player with strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • You can demonstrate fluent communication skills in English (spoken and written) 


Technical & Professional Knowledge - Ncie to Have

  • Experience with the Ticket Tool like ServiceNow

  • Familiarity with Linux operating system administration is a plus

  • Experience working in agile (Scrum knowledge appreciated) with a DevOps mindset


As one of the world’s largest chemical companies, BASF is on a mission to create chemistry with a sustainable future. The Digital Hub Kuala Lumpur, alongside four other Digital Hubs across the globe, are part of the Global Digital Services team, which is the technology powerhouse driving our vision. As an integrated hub focused on digital growth and innovative business solutions, you will find many opportunities to create an impact here.  


Whether you want to streamline processes with robotics automation, deep-dive into emerging technologies, or help tell the story of BASF – we have you covered. By investing in best-in-class tools and encouraging cross-functional collaboration, we empower our people to be curious and pursue any area of the business that interests them. The bottom line? We want you to bring your differences and spark positive evolutions in BASF. 


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