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Sr System Engineer


Job Field: ITSE - Information Technology & Services
Location: Florham Park, NJ, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1703981

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 provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Sr System Engineer is responsible for managing & maintaining BASF IS Application landscape. S/he ensures restoring normal application services as quickly as possible and minimizes adverse impact on operations including Problem management, Change management (incl. small business requests) and continuous Service improvement (CSI).

This Sr System Engineer ensures global integration of all the services in the delivery network (contains operational supplier management) including technical gate keeping, identification, control, record, report, audit and Configuration Items (CIs) verification (including versions, baselines, constituent components, their attributes, relationships and hierarchies). The Sr SE also defines handling and escalation of operational security breaches.

Bespoke Applications is responsible for the full lifecycle of dedicated Applications (CIs) incl. consult, design and build.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Full lifecycle of dedicated Applications (CIs) incl. consult, design and build.
  • Processing complex requirements and changes
  • Consulting and customer support
  • Support for Junior System Engineers and System Engineers in the team
  • Planning, installation, configuration and operation of complex IT systems (HW/SW) in the area of Microsoft Active Directory
  • Management of customer projects and/or management of international subprojects with relation to Microsoft Active Directory
  • Responsible for business-oriented and operative management of external service providers
  • Design, introduction and optimization of (global) operational processes
  • Quality assurance and documentation of system changes
  • Development of technical concepts and delivery models
  • Responsibility for execution of reports, cost controlling and management
  • Responsibility for execution of service documentation, design and planning
  • Ensuring knowledge building and transfer within the IS Community
  • Service owner for (global) services
  • On-call duty and availability corresponding to existing SLA agreements
  • Monitoring compliance with SLAs, KPIs, OLAs

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You… Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF 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 you@BASF, 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.

*** This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.***

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • BS degree with 3+ years in the IT sector OR Technical Certification in Information Technology field with 3+ years in the IT sector.
  • Training/Experience in information technology, telecommunications technology, process control technology or communication technology.
  • Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Active Directory
  • Good knowledge of project management methods (analogous to PM2).
  • Microsoft, ITIL, network certifications, operational vendor management desired.
  • Knowledge of global ticket processing systems and heterogeneous technologies.
  • Ability to gain competence in new assignment areas quickly and independently and to devise and provide out-of-the-box solutions.
  • Strong team orientation with a highly developed ability to lead others to success and a confident manner in cross-cultural environments.
  • Customer orientation, organizational awareness, highly innovation-oriented, and able to perform under stress.
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to read, write and speak English.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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