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Software Development Engineer


Job Field: ITSE - Information Technology & Services
Location: Portland, OR, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1703381

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 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. 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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… BASF is The Chemical Company focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each and every day. This position is part of an expert group that provides support for BASF Corporation sites in North America. It includes leading regionally and participating globally in the application of maintenance expertise for large heavy duty and critical rotating equipment resulting in increases in performance, plant optimization, and reliability. This role will be responsible for supporting all of North America plans and be a collaborative leader and contributor towards the alignment of global support, including the transfer of maintenance experience into the engineering phase. Software Development Engineer (1703381) – Portland, OR We are seeking a Software Development Engineer to work out of our Portland, OR facility. Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Design, write, and debug software for various technology platforms using a variety of programming languages and tools. Software development and support requirements include high-level user interface software on desktop PCs, instrumentation communications, and system interactions with low level code. Developed software is designed to monitor and configure optical thermometers, is field serviceable, and is customized to customer specifications.
  • Maintain, enhance, and debug existing product software to meet business objectives.
  • Design, write, and debug new software to meet new business development activities.
  • Communicate with internal/external customers to support and develop software based on their specific needs/issues.
  • Coordinate and drive software testing resources to complete required quality testing of new software for commercial release.
  • As part of new product development team, provide guidance for software requirements.

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.

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…

  • Bachelor’s degree in required in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience with software development or equivalent educational experience; a minimum of 2 years of experience with instrumentation communication protocols/software.
  • Experience developing software to collect, process, and output real-time data.
  • Working knowledge of Python or C++ required; Delphi expertise is desirable.
  • Instrumentation communication protocols (e.g., Modbus RTU, TCP, Profibus) preferred.
  • Instrumentation interfaces including RS-232, RS-485 multi-drop, Ethernet, and USB is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, self-driven, and highly reliable.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to report status and progress on projects to management team.
  • Ability to work well as a team member and/or independently.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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