Technical Manager Emerging Technology in Columbus, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 8/16/2018

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Job Description

Our Opportunity:

The Technical Manager Emerging Technology will be a member of the Business Intelligence Team at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company working on evaluating and implementing cutting edge technology solutions, including Blockchain Technology, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. These new technologies will drive business processes, software selection, digital/social marketing, security, and infrastructure improvements. Under the direction of the Manager, Business Intelligence, the Technical Manager will work with customers, staff members, BT colleagues, and other stakeholders to define detailed customer requirements, assess available technologies, and develop solutions to meet the emerging technology business needs. The ideal person will have an outgoing and go-getter personality, and be highly adaptive and motivated, in addition to, a passion for technology.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

In This Role the Technical Manager Emerging Technology Will:

  • Evaluate, manage, design, implement emerging technologies for internet, mobile, hardware and software solutions to drive business value.

  • Establish partnership with the business to identify information and business process enhancement needs. Proactively bring new technology ideas/solutions to the business.

  • Foster and maintain good relationships with customers to ensure design requirements are integrated to support expected customer service levels.

  • Maintain a customer focus in providing technology services with a positive and professional outlook.

  • Create examples, prototypes, and demonstrations.

  • Function with minimal to no supervision.

The Perfect Person Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Services, Computer Science, Engineering or related work experience. Masters preferred.

  • Strong software development background.

  • Knowledgeable with industry standard high-level programming languages and tools; prefer extensive experience with either Python or Java.

  • Experience in a variety of machine learning techniques – clustering, trees, deep learning, etc. – and their real-world advantages and drawbacks.

  • 2+ years of experience with programming languages (SQL, R, Python and SAS).

  • 2+ years of experience with machine learning.

  • 5+ years Web application development.

  • Experience with structured design, development and implementation of new computing architecture.

  • Experience researching, strategizing and educating on methodology and best practices for blockchain design, implementation, and deployment.

  • Core competencies: Problem Solving & Analysis. Business Acumen. Communication & Leadership. Relationship Building. Creativity & Innovation. Influence and Organizational Savvy. Planning & Organizing.

Cool Things We Enjoy, where the grass really is greener...

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program.

  • Onsite wellness center which includes fitness facility with complimentary personal training and group classes, doctor’s office, dietitian, and laboratory.

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free gourmet coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • Generous vacation day policy.

  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.


The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts Miracle-Gro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.