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Bayer Data Systems Lead in St. Louis, Missouri

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.

Data Systems Lead


The primary responsibilities of this role, Lead Data Scientist, are to:

  • Report to Head of APC, member of APC Leadership Team;

  • Manage a team of 6-8 FTEs and 3-4 supporting contractors;

  • Accountable for team budgets, capital, project management, technical architecture;

  • Development and execution of data strategy for Field Solutions;

  • Accountable for the conception, architecture, engineering anddelivery of leading-edge Data Engineering solutions to businesspartners working in local and global teams;

  • Function as a subject matter expert and Data Engineering Ambassador while fostering internal and external partnerships for collaborative initiatives;

  • Consult on and assemble large, complex data sets (e.g. text, timeseries, imagery) into a useful format for analysis;

  • Responsible for guiding others (direct or indirect), sets strategy,identifies technical gaps, applies data science acumen to unsolved business goals, prioritizes and allocates resources;

  • Work with data scientists and analytics managers to developinnovative data-based solutions that transform the way we do business;

  • Partner with data scientists, analytics managers, and other dataengineers to discover, collect, cleanse, and refine the data needed for analysis and modeling;

  • Lead team that analyzes large datasets to extract actionable insightsand inform experimental design and model development;

  • Contribute to the building the US Data Engineering and Data ScienceCommunity by assisting with recruitment, development and retention of high performing individuals;

  • Design robust, reusable and scalable data driven solutions and datapipeline frameworks to automate the ingestion, processing and delivery of both structured and unstructured batch and real-time streaming data;

  • Partnering with data scientists, build models using basic statisticaland machine learning techniques;

  • Expand team skills to include imaging, simulation, big dataanalytics, equip-to-equip, IoT;

  • Lead technology selection & implementation efforts, set bestpractices for team;

  • Leverage external providers to accelerate solution creation &delivery;

  • Collaborate with R&D IT, CLS & other automation teams in BCS and Bayer to develop solutions.


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:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with more than 12 years of experience or Masters more than eight years of experience or Ph.D. degree with more than five years of professional and/orpost doc experience;

  • Educational preparation or applied experience in at least one of thefollowing areas: Machine Learning, Electrical/Industrial Engineering, Operation Research, Statistical Genetics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or other related quantitative discipline;

  • Strong level of experience building data models using R, Python orother statistical and/or mathematical programming packages;

  • Technical expertise and advocate of software development bestpractices (Version Control, Code Documentation & Review, Cloud Based Sequence Analysis, Database Management);

  • Demonstrates advanced business acumen, people and project leadership competencies, and technical expertise;

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate complex qualitative analysis in a clear, precise and actionable manner.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. 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.

Location: United States : Missouri : Chesterfield || United States : Missouri : Saint Louis || United States : Missouri : St. Louis || United States : Missouri : St.Louis

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 89062

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+1 888-473-1001, option #5