Software Engineer / Scientific Developer











We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. Our success as a company relies on the engagement of our employees. We encourage our employees to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. For you, this means a wide variety of job roles, and exciting opportunities for learning and career development.


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

At BASF Digital Hub Kuala Lumpur we develop innovative digital solutions for BASF, create new exciting customer experiences and business growth, and drive efficiencies in processes, helping to strengthen BASF´s position as the digital leader in the chemical industry. We believe the right path is through creativity, trial and error and great people working and learning together. Become part of our team and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities. 

The research group Computational Chemistry Solutions develops digital solutions to provide decision support to research and development activities.                                                            

Main Tasks

  • Frontend and backend development and maintenance of modern tools on HPC systems as well as web applications
  • Help to shape a growing interdisciplinary, agile DevOps team
  • Use modern development technologies, including version control for code and data
  • Design and build scalable flows for validation, ingestion and processing of data
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use, including automated testing, and documentation
  • Optimization of applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Constant exchange with research scientists in the team to discuss translation of user requirements into viable technical implementations




  • A Bachelor or master’s degree in Computational Chemistry / Cheminformatics or Computer Science with a strong Chemistry background or a (Computational) Chemistry / Chemical Engineering degree with a strong Computer Science background.
  • Additionally, at least 2 years of experience in a similar position.

Technical & Professional Knowledge (Mandatory)

  • Profound experience in Python; furthermore, experience in languages like Vue.js, Java-script, Angular
  • Experience with Linux and SQL as well as NoSQL databases (esp. Neo4j)
  • Familiarity with Linux-based HPC systems
  • Familiarity in agile ways of working (Scrum/Kanban) and DevOps elements (e.g. unit testing, version control with GitLab, containerization)
  • High ability to work in a structured and precise manner
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

Technical & Professional Knowledge (Additional)

  • Experience with Quantum Chemistry and Quantum Chemical codes
  • Experience in Spark
  • Experience in Palantir Foundry



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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