Principal Geospatial Data Engineer - REMOTE at Bayer

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At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Location 360 Principal Data Engineer, are to:

  • Be the lead representative for the technical capabilities needed to enable global and enterprise scale geospatial data assets and engineering within Bayer Crop Science, such as environmental, phenotyping, remote sensing, imagery, geopolitical, and operational data and processes;
  • Influence the core technical tools and architecture across engineering teams driving digital transformation at Bayer;
  • Define, design, and engineer the standards, tooling and practices required to ensure engineering excellence across all geospatial data products;
  • Be accountable for ensuring our geospatial data assets remain at the forefront of all technical developments needed to drive maximum scale and value for the business;
  • Identify organizational needs based on industry trends and influence business practices and investment accordingly;
  • Partner with technical leaders across Bayer to ensure interoperability of geospatial data assets within the broader ecosystem (genomics data, operational data, customer data, etc.);
  • Be the key engineer solving the most difficult and highest value geospatial technical challenges;
  • Attract, develop, and retain talent through recruitment and public speaking at well-known conferences and venues (i.e. Foss4G, GCP Next, AWS Re-InvenT, etc.);
  • The primary location for this role is Creve Coeur, MO (St. Louis Metro Area), but Residence-Based candidates in the US will also be considered based upon the needs of the business;
  • Visa sponsorship may be offered for this role.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:
  • Must have one of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field with at least 13 years professional software engineering experience, or
    • Master's degree with at least 10 years of relevant experience;
  • At least seven years experience engineering data intensive software using streaming and resource based design principles;
  • Strong background working with geospatial data such as: geophysical soil sensing, remote sensing, weather, hydrology, open source frameworks;
  • At least eight years experience engineering in an object oriented or functional language (i.e. Go, Python, Scala or similar);
  • Demonstrated experience leading and mentoring on topics of data modeling or architecture design in distributed data systems, including designing both logical and physical models for datasets;
  • Proven experience providing reliable estimates for large scale projects;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and desire to work in a highly collaborative environment;
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment, leading & influencing people at varying levels of responsibility;
  • Familiarity with the relevant industry and domain specific relevant trends.

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.
IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements. Contact Us Email:[email protected]
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Bayer operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Whippany, NJ. It has 99167 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 2 open jobs at Bayer, click here.
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