SGS North America
Software and Technology Manager
At a glance
Location: US-IN-Columbus Map
Posted: 08/20/2019
Closing: 09/19/2019
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: 8 to greater than 15 years
SGS North America
Job description

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 95,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.


Software & Technology Manager is responsible for real-time and embedded software management activities and will aid in application engineering tasks at the SGS Testing Services lab in Columbus, IN. This position directly manages seven to twelve employees and plays an immediate role in the continued success of the Software and Technology Group. Customer service and management skills are necessary, including workforce administration, P&L management, and business development support experience. Candidates should have software experience in real-time and/or embedded applications, preferably in a Linux environment.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Act as spokesman for SGS Transportation, such as participating in business development activities and creating new capabilities and services to ensure customer needs are met through the creation of an appropriate portfolio.

 Participate in high level consulting services and effectively quote/bid to internal and external customers.

 Ensure customer support/advocacy by making certain the software and application engineering team is well equipped to meet program goals.

 Interact directly with customers and other departments to support both as needed.

 Conduct, organize and actively participate in team development, coaching, and mentoring through staff training.

 Oversee project coordination, allocation and execution, including priority setting and resource utilization.

 Provide daily task management for the Software and Technology team.

 Strive to improve the safety of the laboratories and processes to ensure continual safe operation.

 Accountable for meeting and maintaining quality software and application engineering project objectives.

 Coordinate with SGS senior management on fiscal planning, exploring new and innovative ways to reduce cost, and track group’s expenses and revenues.

 Create and develop visual presentations, progress reports, quotes, and other documents for the leadership.

 Extensive experience delivering software, software development services, and/ or related software experience.

 Direct hands-on experience in real-time and/or embedded applications, preferably in a Linux environment.

 Engage in the recruiting process for the Software and Technology Group.

 Independently exercise judgment and discretion in matters of significance on a consistent basis.

 Ability to work nights, weekends, and variable schedule(s) as necessary

 Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.

 Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job requirements



  Bachelor of Science in Computer, Software, or Electrical Engineering.

  Minimum 8 years of relevant experience with expertise in real-time or embedded software, preferably in a Linux environment.  

  Experience supervising the daily tasks of software engineer teams

  Strong and vast leadership, coaching, and mentoring experience with focus on employee development.

  High level of integrity, ethics, and drive towards customer service with strong poise, tact, and diplomacy.


  Prefer a M.S. Computer or Electrical or Software Engineering

  MBA or other business degree.

  Desire to live in the Columbus, IN area.

Software and Technology Manager