Bayer plans to open a new Digital Hub in Warsaw and hire 400 specialists

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2021-04-29   08:25

Bayer plans to open a Digital Hub in Warsaw, which will focus on developing innovative digital solutions on a global scale for the Crop Science, Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health divisions, the company said. The facility will start operating in July this year, and ultimately, 400 IT specialists are to find employment.

Bayer is mainly looking for programmers for the new Digital Hub in Warsaw, people for the position of full stack engineer, data engineer, data scientist - with experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence and operational research, according to the release.

"We are very pleased that Bayer has chosen Poland as the location of the new Digital Hub. It is a country with an extremely dynamic economy, and Poles are characterized by an impressive talent for innovation and new technologies, especially in areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning" - said the president of Bayer in Central and Eastern Europe Markus Baltzer.

"The decision to expand our global digital and IT structures to Warsaw was obvious, taking into account the level of talented IT specialists and university graduates - both in the capital and the whole of Poland" - added the director of IT and digital transformation at Bayer Bijoy Sagar.

The Digital Hub will be part of Bayer's global network dedicated to accelerating the digital transformation of the enterprise. Employees in Warsaw will work closely with teams of existing IT centers in Germany, the USA and many other countries around the world, it also said.

In the first phase, the center's work will focus on implementing digital transformation projects for the Crop Science division as Bayer - building on its leadership position in agriculture - delivers innovations that help farmers grow their business in a more sustainable and responsible manner. Bayer Crop Science uses digital data and tools to accelerate research and development, increase operational and supply chain efficiency, and respond to customer needs. The Digital Hub will also host a group of cybersecurity experts.

Bayer plans to complete recruitment for most of the positions in the new hub by the end of 2022. In late May this year, Bayer will organize a virtual hackathon during which IT specialists will be able to work on digital solutions in the field of health and agriculture.

Bayer is an international company whose activity focuses on the areas of life science, such as health protection and food production. In fiscal 2020, the group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of € 41.4 billion. Investments in research and development amounted to EUR 4.9 billion.

Source: ISBnews and Bayer