Digital Architect



Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 101 gent Belgium



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. The candidate will have a strong background in digital solution management and a deep understanding of technologies, architecture frameworks and innovations in the digital space.


The application deadline is May 31st. 


 This is your task package:


  •  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.


 This is what we expect:


  • 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.


Agriculture plays a fundamental role in fulfilling many of humanity's basic needs: food, feed, and energy. To support growers and those who take care of our environment, BASF develops innovative solutions for farming, pest control and landscape management - so that we can effectively contribute to improving people's lives and business' demands. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for sustainable agriculture at the Innovation Center of BASF Belgium Coordination Center CommV in Gent, Belgium.


If you need more information about the process or the vacancy, please reach out to Naära Troost at:

At BASF, the chemistry is right.

 Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.

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