Digital Architect

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We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Digital Architect to join the STA R&D Informatics group. As Digital Architect, you will be responsible for designing a technical and architectural vision as well as guiding the implementation across the digital portfolio aligned with the overall R&D digital transformation objectives. You must have a strong background in digital solution management and a deep understanding of technologies, architecture frameworks and innovations in the digital space.


  • As Digital architect, you will collaborate with key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive global digital architecture strategy that supports the digital roadmap.
  • You will lead the design and development of scalable, secure, and robust digital architecture solutions aligned with industry best practices, architecture standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • You will guide the implementation of digital architecture solution initiatives across the digital portfolio and provide support and oversight throughout the implementation process.
  • You will conduct in-depth evaluations of emerging digital technologies, platforms, frameworks and assess their potential to enhance our digital capabilities and make recommendations for their adoption or integration into our existing architecture.
  • You will collaborate with technical or IT architecture teams and other cross-functional teams and provide architectural guidance to design and architect digital solutions.
  • You will define integration strategies and patterns to enable seamless data flow and interoperability between digital systems, third-party applications, and legacy systems to ensure data integrity, security, and real-time information exchange.
  • You will foster a collaborative and innovative environment to translate business requirements into technical specifications to be able to drive digital transformation initiatives.


  • You have a PhD master’s degree with at least 5 years relevant experience digital Life Science.
  • You have proven experience as a Digital Architect or a similar role, with a strong background in designing and implementing digital architectural solutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of digital technologies, architecture frameworks, and industry best practices.
  • You have experience in agile methodologies and ways of working.
  • Experience in leading digital transformation initiatives, driving innovation, and implementing emerging technologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to think strategically and translate business requirements into technical solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate across teams and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • You keep abreast of new developments and innovation in digital technologies and strategy.
  • You are known for your pragmatism, hands-on mentality, leadership and social skills.
  • You demonstrate excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • You exhibit strong critical thinking and analytical abilities.


  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging but dynamic work environment and “on-the-job” training as part of a committed team.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits.
  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.
  • A dynamic team with enthusiastic colleagues.
  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.
  • A good work-life balance with the possibility of remote working according to the company policy.

Come join us in bringing the lab to the field

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division

Everything we do, we do for the love of farming. Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population, while reducing environmental impacts. That’s why we are working with partners and experts to integrate sustainability criteria into all business decisions. We invest in a strong R&D pipeline, combining innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our solutions are purpose-designed for different crop systems. Connecting seeds and traits, crop protection products, digital tools and sustainability approaches, to help deliver the best possible outcomes for farmers, growers and our other stakeholders along the value chain. With teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we do everything in our power to build a sustainable future for agriculture. In 2023, our division generated sales of €10.1 billion.

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Application process

1. Application

You found the job you like on our website. Time to hit that ‘apply’-button and let us know who you are through the application form.

2. First encounter

We are intrigued by your application and call you immediately. At this point you can expect questions like: What motivates you? And what are your skills?

3. Interview

The call went great! So here you are, ready for your interview with HR and a hiring manager. We want to know more of your story and of course, you can ask about our story as well.

4. Contract

Welcome to our team. When can you start? So we can everything ready for your first day. You know, computer, paperwork, cake, balloons …

5. Onboarding

We welcome you with open arms and get you up and running. Including our eye-opening bootscamp, from the lab to the field.