Bayer Opens Digital Hub in Warsaw
Up to 400 new employees will work on digital solutions for health and nutrition
Recruitment of IT experts to start immediately supported by a Hackathon
Warsaw, April 28, 2021 – Bayer announced today its plan to open a Digital Hub in its Warsaw offices in July 2021, creating new job opportunities for up to 400 IT experts, mainly Software Engineers, Full Stack Engineers, Data Engineers and Data Scientists with expertise in machine learning, AI and Operations Research. The focus of the new hub is on developing innovative digital solutions of global scope for Bayer’s Crop Science, Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health divisions.
“We are very happy that Bayer has chosen Poland for its new Digital Hub. Poland has a remarkably dynamic economy and Poles have an impressive talent for innovation and new technologies especially in areas like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,” says Markus Baltzer, Senior Bayer Representative in Centrale Eastern Europe.
“The decision to expand our global digital and IT footprint into Warsaw was obvious, considering the quality of highly-talented IT professionals and graduates in both the city and across Poland, said Bijoy Sagar, Chief IT and Digital Transformation Officer at Bayer. “We are excited to welcome new, diverse thinking to our teams as we digitally innovate to deliver on Bayer’s vision of health for all and hunger for none.”
The new Digital Hub will be part of Bayer’s established global network focused on accelerating the digital transformation of Bayer. Colleagues in Warsaw will collaborate closely with existing IT locations in Germany, the USA, and many other countries around the world.
The initial focus of the hub will be the delivery of digital transformation projects within Crop Science where Bayer is using its unique position as an agricultural leader to deliver innovation that helps farmers grow more sustainably and responsibly. Bayer Crop Science is leveraging data and digital tools to accelerate research and development, create efficiencies in its operations and supply chain, and improve customer experiences. In addition, the Digital Hub will also host a set of cyber security experts and other digital talents.
Bayer intends to fill most positions based in the new Digital Hub by the end of 2022. In addition, Bayer will host a virtual hackathon at the end of May where IT specialists can work on digital solutions for health and nutrition.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2020, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 41.4 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 4.9 billion euros. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.