Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Application Developer - Translational Science Systems (m/f)

Your tasks and responsibilities

You want to help directly improve people’s quality of life with your software development skills and to interact closely with highly innovative (computational) research teams engaged in finding treatments against deadly diseases like cancer or heart failure. The team “Translational Science Systems” addresses key computational  needs in early research and is globally responsible to design and build IT solutions in the computational life sciences domain for all Bayer divisions. Our cutting edge and modern IT solutions fit to the overall R&D IT system landscape architecture and generate value to the R&D functions by implementing standard software, tailored solutions as well as newest technologies around artificial intelligence and machine/deep learning, semantic data integration, natural language processing and advanced analytics. Every day you are engaged within an agile team of ambitious IT colleagues and research scientists to:


  • Design and develop prototypes for novel and cutting edge IT solutions
  • Build and maintain bespoke software using the latest technologies and tools
  • Implement tools and pipelines to streamline the development and deployment process
  • Help leverage big data and apply newest IT technologies (such as AWS cloud services and Docker) to improve people’s quality of life
  • Increase our footprint in cloud solutions and microservice based applications
  • Propose ideas how to improve and explain technical solutions and their implications to the project team
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative environment together with developers, scientists and software vendors to build an innovative user experience


Who you are

  • Excellent university degree in computer science or equivalent natural science degree, PhD is beneficial
  • Expert in at least one programming language and maybe in two of the following : Java, Scala, Javascript, React or Python
  • Experience with Unix utilities, configuration and administration
  • Familiarity with databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra or PostgreSQL as well as experience with REST APIs and Microservices
  • Strong knowledge of software processes such as unit testing, code analysis and automated testing tools
  • Keen interest in biology and affinity to natural sciences or drug discovery
  • Competence to think big and act fast as well as startup mentality with enterprise awareness
  • Self-motived, passionate about developing software and enjoy a steep learning curve
  • Ability to work in intercultural and interdisciplinary teams and ambition to grow by challenges
  • Strong English skills, both written and spoken, German is a plus

Your application

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can show your passion for innovation? Are you interested in working as part of a global team to improve people’s lives? Then send us your online application including cover letter, CV and references.




Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination. Bayer begrüßt Bewerbungen aller Menschen ungeachtet von ethnischer Herkunft, nationaler Herkunft, Geschlecht, Alter, körperlichen Merkmalen, sozialer Herkunft, Behinderung, Mitgliedschaft in einer Gewerkschaft, Religion, Familienstand, Schwangerschaft, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität oder einem anderen sachfremden Kriterium nach geltendem Recht. Wir bekennen uns zu dem Grundsatz, alle Bewerberinnen und Bewerber fair zu behandeln und Benachteiligungen zu vermeiden.

Country: Germany
Location: Berlin, Wuppertal, Leverkusen
Reference Code: 11167

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