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Senior Lead Software Development (all gender)

Senior Lead Software Development (all gender)

Field of Work:  IT
IT, Research & Development

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE Berlin, BE, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  9581

Join us as our Senior Lead Software Development (all gender) within the KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA at our location in Einbeck, Germany.


You will be accountable for continuous operation, improvement, and development of digital solutions for KWS Research & Development to support KWS digitalization strategy. To achieve this mission, you will manage hard- and software infrastructure and application platforms including on-premises and cloud solutions. Here you will find a very innovative working environment where you will have the opportunity to collaboratively shape our future in digital and bring positive impacts for global agriculture and farmers.


In this role you will:

  • Be Accountable for R&D IT hard- and software development strategy and budget allocation

  • Participate in steering bodies supporting and advising decisions regarding R&D IT strategy

  • Assure continuous service delivery for high productive digital systems

  • Develop and implement future-oriented database- and operations concepts and software solutions, which secure functionality in an exponentially growing data field

  • Attract, hire, and further develop IT talents 

  • Lead team of ~4 direct reports with layers bellow and influence in a matrix organization

  • Work with external IT partners

  • Play an important role in the creation of valued-added digital products

  • Support adoption of new technologies in R&D

  • Work in an agile environment with space for innovation 


Who you are and what you bring to the table:

  • Graduation in information technology or computer science or a closely related field

  • Extensive leadership skills with proven experience managing software development teams

  • Deep knowledge in the field of agile software development, IT infrastructure, and data management with a sound capability of translating scientific and operational requirements into a productive data management environment

  • Strong self-motivated driver who seeks continuous improvement and supports decision making at various levels of the organization

  • Solution-oriented mentality with an open and cooperative mindset and a high degree of customer orientation

  • Effective communication skills in English and ability to connect with a diverse audience and build trust

  • Working expertise in Breeding, Crop-Protection-, or Life-Science R&D field are a plus


That is our offer to you:

  • As a family-run company we are guided by the values of closeness, reliability, foresight and independence - this culture is lived in practice creating thus an open and friendly working atmosphere.

  • Remote work from Germany possible for ~2 days per week 

  • True to our motto Make yourself grow, we support employees’ professional and personal development.

  • We offer excellent work equipment (e.g. ergonomic workstations, several monitors, air conditioning, the newest laboratory equipment), a fully-fledged, subsidized canteen and sufficient free parking spaces at the KWS location.

  • We create the appropriate framework conditions for you: a company pension scheme, capital formation benefits, Christmas and holiday bonuses, special prices for company shares, childcare allowance and a job bike.

  • Support for international relocation


Advance your career and grow with KWS in your tasks! We look forward to receiving your digital application (cover letter, CV) via our job portal.


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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