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Software Competence Manager

Op locatie, Hybride
  • Almelo, Overijssel, Nederland
Design Engineering


Are you bright, ambitious and driven to Lead our Software Engineering Team to the next level? Are you a forward-thinking leader with a vision in the realm of software development? Are you ready to double a team to 100 engineers with a focus on AI, secure embedded systems, mechatronics, Linux, and product-specific DSP applications?

Within EurAsia, we are seeking a Software Competence Manager to play a pivotal role in our growth strategy. As a Software Competence Manager, you will focus on business, people, and competency development within Benchmark’s self-learning organization. Think of yourself as a “CTO-software” within your team, emphasizing partnership creation. Your expertise lies in talent development, and you stay abreast of current and future software engineering technologies, including artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. As a member of the Competence Management Team, you work alongside Competence Managers from other disciplines. Together, you make tactical and strategic decisions on competence development and business growth while ensuring engaged and professional collaboration across and within teams.

What do you add?

You effortlessly inspire and motivate your team, driving positive change. Your passion for customer interaction and growth vision is evident, and you have a discerning eye for selecting software talent. Simultaneously, you lead a high-performance team, encouraging continuous adoption of innovation and entrepreneurship. You envision the next level of competencies by being involved in creation and execution of competence and platform roadmaps, taking into account customer needs, and staying abreast of innovations in software engineering domains such as AI and cybersecurity.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, Taking responsibility, and Leading by example.
  • Cultivating Team Culture, Creating an environment that fosters personal development and inspires innovation.
  • Developing a growth-oriented vision for your team by analyzing customer needs and technological trends, with a forward-looking perspective on the future of software engineering.
  • Quick thinker. Team player. Creative. Driven.
  • Possess Strong Leadership abilities.

What are you going to do?

  • Responsible for developing and executing the Software Competence and Platform Roadmap. This is done in alignment with Benchmark’s customers.
  • Leading and managing the resource/knowledge pool consisting of approximately 50 up to 100 software engineers. Responsible for resource allocation for the projects in alignment with account leaders and project managers.
  • Building and maintaining a strong network in and outside Benchmark.
  • Responsible for talent acquisition of competent professionals.
  • Owner of the costs within your group and co-responsible for the profit and loss of the business.
  • Leveraging and developing the skills of the professionals in your team. Creating and coaching self-organized teams with complementary skills in order to boost individual and team competence.
  • Accountable for coaching, guiding, and keeping the competencies of technically skilled personnel up-to-date.
  • Accountable for defining and initiating technology and process improvement, and responsible for the associated budgets.
  • Accountable for the technical results within your team.

What do you bring?

  • Completed higher education (HBO/WO/Masters/PhD) in the field of Software or related.
  • Over 10 years of work experience in the field of Embedded Software.
    • o Experience with various Microcontroller and System on Chip solutions
    • o Familiarity with real-time operating systems and embedded Linux solutions.
    • o Proficiency in various programming languages such as C and C++.
  • Strategic thinker with a forward-looking vision in the field of Embedded Software.
  • An entrepreneurial, decisive, proactive, and results-oriented mindset.

What do we offer?

At Benchmark, you work on products that matter! Additionally, it is an organization where you have freedom, entrepreneurship is rewarded, and you get the space to bring your ideas to fruition. You are part of a global company but work in independent teams where we are open to new initiatives and your ideas. We offer you a dynamic environment with the opportunity to take quick steps, grow, and assume responsibility. In addition to a competitive salary, we reward performance with attractive compensation.

Who are we?

Benchmark in Almelo is part of the multinational Benchmark Electronics Inc., a publicly traded company specializing in manufacturing electronics and providing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

At Benchmark, you work for companies that make an impact with their innovations. We develop new products that improve safety, health, or convenience. These products are delivered from product design to volume production and sometimes directly to end-users. The entire process, from design to production, is carried out entirely in Almelo. Globally, Benchmark Electronics Inc. currently has 25 locations. At our Almelo facility, we work with over 700 colleagues


We seek individuals who can help shape the future alongside us, inspiring themselves and others with innovative technologies, embracing new challenges, and envisioning forward-looking solutions. Does this resonate with you? We eagerly await your application! If you are looking for more information, please contact recruiter; Bram Alink via almelo.recruitment@bench.com.

Acquisition is not appreciated. No rights or obligations can be derived from presenting candidates without an assignment from HR.


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