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Bayer Sr Platform Eng Lead Field Equip in Chesterfield, Missouri

Sr Platform Eng Lead Field Equip


The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Platform Engineer Lead Field Equipment, are to:

  • Lead a team of engineers and technical staff to identify, evaluate,develop and implement new, safe, high-throughput field research methods;

  • Direct team in the conception, design, testing, and production of automated field equipment systems (planters, harvesters, etc.) tosupport field research operations that constantly improve precision and accuracy in research activities;

  • Manage teams delivering projects including, technical discovery,requirements, invention, prototype, and production system delivery;

  • Develop the technical strategy for developing automated systems forfield research with a team of highly qualified engineers in diverselocations and a greater matrixed team of partners in technologydevelopment with creativity, novel outlook, and technical vision;

  • Provide technology leadership to invent new technologies andsolutions, unavailable commercially, for research and development field operations and lead accountable team members in the creation of company intellectual property;

  • Be responsible for collaboration with external vendors to buildtechnical knowledge base and adapt commercial capability for research;

  • Provide technical know-how and resources for key research and development pipeline initiatives to significantly drive innovation within field operations;

  • Collaborate constantly with internal partners/customer(s) forfeedback and identification of risks and new opportunities;

  • Be responsible for a platform portfolio including vision setting andproject identification based on understanding of business needs, value, and ROI;

  • Be responsible for key parameters of performance which includes novel intellectual property creation, business impact breadth and depth, schedule compliance, scope compliance, and cost control;

  • Develop a high level of understanding for entire field operationsworkflow, not just defined project scope, and applies that understanding to business and technical challenges;

  • Develop full portfolio of engineered systems with complete systemsapproach from mechanical, electrical, controls, software, data, etc.


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:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 12 years of relevant work experience or Master’s degree with at least 10 years of relevant work experience or Ph.D. with at least eight years in engineering, science, agriculture,or technology related field;

  • Experience in engineering, machine design, automation, oragricultural field equipment;

  • Demonstrates ability to adapt to changing circumstances withflexibility and technical acuity;

  • At least three years of experience in team leadership (either directmanagement or project-leadership);

  • At least six years of experience in technical project development andcontrol -design, research, analysis, prototype, scheduling, costcontrol, requirements development;

  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team and prioritize multipleprojects simultaneously;

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to collaborate withpeople at different levels of management, engineering, suppliers, andcustomers and effectively lead a technical team.


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 : Illinois : Residence Based || United States : Iowa : Residence Based || United States : Missouri : Chesterfield || United States : Missouri : Residence Based

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 310901

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