Who are we?
Spirit IT, part of the ABB group, provides the global oil and gas industry with advanced flow computers and measurement and automation solutions. This software is used by the largest oil and gas terminals in the world, working on thousands of devices and servers 24/7.
ABB is a world leader in the transmission and distribution of electricity, process and product automation, robotization, electric, electronic, and technical installation products and systems. We are at the forefront of innovations, we follow trends and we think along with our customers. We have brought together 132,000 people working together in more than 100 countries worldwide.
For the main location in Eindhoven, Spirit IT is looking for a Technology Manager to manage the R&D department and provide technical input to continuously improve our products and development methodologies. This is a challenge for a senior manager, who is still willing to do a deep dive in the actual technology we are developing.
You represent R&D in the management team of Spirit IT. You are part of the global R&D organization of ABB’s business unit measurement & analytics, representing the Spirit IT team. You create technology roadmaps to determine the mid- and long-term strategy. You are responsible for the internal reporting on budget, progress and headcount. You follow up on trends within the industry and collect feedback from our sales & product management team on what our customers want and need. You liaise with other R&D departments to share knowledge and to ensure that Spirit IT is aligned with ABB R&D standards.
Projects & processes
You plan and ensure an optimal project portfolio for the team and oversee efficient, timely and quality project execution using the most appropriate internal and external resources and partners (e.g. universities, Corporate Research Centers (CRCs)), as well as tools. You recommend, develop, and improve processes and procedures to enhance local operations.
With your solid technical background as System Architect, you provide technical support and advice to develop a solid and innovative product. You help people expand their knowledge and join technical discussions, maybe even write a bit of code to help out.
Who are we looking for?
Short and simple: a systems architect with a passion and solid experience in R&D management. You are a true people manager and build professional networks within and outside ABB. You focus on improvements, achieving results while engaging your entire team. You have a strong interest in both technology and development methodologies.
Practical information: it is a permanent role for an ambitious candidate who wants to develop a career within ABB (globally). A freelance professional, willing to commit for a long assignment, could also be a solution to complement the current team. The team works in Eindhoven, Dutch is preferred but professional English should work as well.
We offer the opportunity to work with a motivated team of highly skilled software engineers, in a fast-paced and innovative environment. You will have the autonomy to manage your own R&D team and products, while being part of a global R&D organization.