Chief Technology Officer

Markus Jagiella

My name is Markus Jagiella and I am 31 years young. I have been working at S&P Computersysteme GmbH in Stuttgart since 2010. How did my journey at S&P begin? From intern to Chief Technology Officer - that's roughly how my career at S&P Computersysteme GmbH can be described. More than 10 years ago, during a (school) internship in the Whitsun holidays, I got to know S&P as a company and came to love software development. After I had successfully completed my A-levels, there was no way around it: I simply had to start with the dual study programme for Applied Computer Science at S&P. And what can I say: I then continued my career there as an apprentice software developer and today - since February 2018 - I hold the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

"Together, always creating something new."

My working day typically starts with my morning ritual: breakfast with my little son. If time allows, I also do some sports early in the morning - either with a running session or a visit to the CrossFit box. The nice thing about it is that whether it's breakfast with my son or a sports session, I've already done something great for myself at the beginning of the day and it's exactly this feeling that carries me through the rest of the day. In the office, I start by asking myself the classic question: "What's on the agenda? - so I first get an overview of the upcoming appointments and tasks. Throughout the day, it's mainly about supporting our project teams with larger tasks, coordinating strategic things with my colleague Micha, and further developing our SuPCIS-L8 software. In the meantime, I have been with S&P for more than 10 years, but this feeling of an exciting and thrilling time in my daily work still flows through my veins. Now, at this point, one could rightly ask how this can be at all. I'll put it this way: it's the mixture that makes the difference.😉 As a logistics software provider, we are active in the logistics industry. Our customers are diverse and come from very different industries - food, automotive, (technical) wholesale or even fashion/textiles. This means that we are always getting to know new requirements and challenges of different sectors and their warehouse logistics - and that's what makes it so exciting, because: no customer, no project, no sector, no warehouse logistics is like the other. That's super exciting, because in every project there are special challenges that then have to be overcome! But how could it be otherwise. Of course, everyone has a milestone or a project that they remember fondly and for a long time: for me personally, it is definitely the development and programming of today's cockpit functionality, which continues to be used in all SuPCIS-L8 applications in its basic features. I still look back on this result with a twinkle in my eye.

S&P Computersysteme GmbH as an employer 

In addition to my professional area of responsibility, I particularly like the teamwork among colleagues and the informal working environment. I particularly appreciate the open, uncomplicated and respectful interaction - this not only helped me to settle in quickly at S&P years ago, but is still a positive aspect of the corporate culture today. I still absolutely love working at S&P. No one has any inhibitions - you can approach any colleague openly at any time. As an S&P team, we are always oriented towards the future and always want to make a difference. This motivation, team spirit and taking responsibility for great tasks are also what you should bring to the job in software development, or especially in the responsibility as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The tasks and areas of responsibility are varied, so you should sometimes have a certain resilience and the ability to make a content change quickly and at short notice. A certain degree of curiosity and a certain incentive to always think outside the box round off the whole thing in my view.

#Letstalkaboutyourhobby - Markus motivates during sports.

I love to use my free time to go running regularly. I started this hobby years ago to lose some weight. For me personally, running was a nice alternative to get closer to my goal step by step. And how could it be otherwise - unexpected things often happen: today I have discovered one of my great passions in it. I would never have dreamed of it myself years ago, but in the meantime, true to the motto: "Never stop a running boy!", I have already run a marathon three times. Since my little son was born, the running sessions have become a kind of father-son event. Together with the pram, we have already covered over 500 km and I am already sure that there will be a few more.

But those who know me know: in addition to running, I also do CrossFit (CrossFit Assault Stuttgart) and in this way supplement my endurance with strength training. Since S&P moved to our new modern office, I also have the opportunity to use our own S&P fitness area at any time - whether as a short break at lunchtime or to wind down after work. For me, sport means above all a balance to my working life, time to switch off and reflect. In addition, these hobbies give me the opportunity to recharge my batteries and have the nice side effect of keeping me fit.😊