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Machine Learning Specialist

Requisition ID:  11526
Category:  Information Technology
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Are you passionate about AI? Are you an innovative problem solver who enjoys taking on new challenges? Would you like to be part of an exciting transformation journey in a large global company? Then don’t hesitate to grasp this opportunity and apply!


Machine Learning Specialist


Digital Transformation Innovation (DTI) is part of SKF’s global R&D organization and currently includes around 100 people. This organization has a central role in developing the digital landscape for SKF and for creating new digital solutions together with other stakeholders across SKF. A key area is Artificial Intelligence (AI) where we have a dedicated team working with idea generation, conceptualization, and development of innovative solutions. This dedicated team has a central role in supporting SKF transformation and collaborates with stakeholders both from various parts of SKF as well as SKF customers. We are now in the process of strengthening this team further and hope you will be our new colleague!

Position summary
We are a team of dynamic people with deep interest in exploring new solutions and showing what is possible using AI. In this role you will play a key role in strategic areas/projects within SKF facing a variety of challenges and interacting with a lot of people.


Your challenge

  • Use AI and deep learning to revolutionize SKFs development practices and create new solutions
  • Automate processes and improve way-of-working by using AI models 
  • Investigate new AI methods and develop Proof-of-Concepts to demonstrate the potential 
  • Revitalize SKF data storage and management principals to motivate data-driven design and digitalization of knowledge
  • Collaborate with technically minded colleagues and divest experience with high level stakeholders throughout SKF (Engineering Software development units, Research Technologies Development, AI center)

Your profile

  • Master’s degree or PhD in the field of Artificial Intelligence, operations research, computational engineering/Mathematical Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant field
  • Experience applying Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) methodologies. (e.g., (Un-)Supervised learning, Reinforcement Learning (RL))
  • Experience with programming, in particular Python (e.g., Pandas, scikit-learn, TensorFlow)
  • Solid Understanding of Mathematical Optimization Algorithms (e.g., Multi-Objective Optimization, Evolutionary Algorithms)
  • Experience from implementing online models is a plus
  • Willingness to learn and able to think creatively
  • Leadership capabilities with ability to engage with others
  • Excellent communication skills, experienced in building relationships and communicating technical challenges to non-technical and senior stakeholders
  • Fluent in English


You will enjoy working here if
You like to work in an innovative environment with a focus on high speed in delivery. You are a team player that is driven by the interaction of team members as well as stakeholders. You have high integrity and the ability to build relationships with people on all levels in different organizations. You are self-motivated, have a strong drive and an action-oriented mind-set with a high sense of personal accountability. You have a willingness to learn and support others to learn.


We offer you

  • A job in an international environment
  • To be part of driving digital transformation within SKF
  • To be a part of a diverse team where you face exciting challenges and varied tasks
  • 40 days holiday per calendar year
  • SKF laptop and access to high specification workstation

Additional information for you

Location: Remote work to start. Future office in Houten, the Netherlands.


You will be part of a global team with System architects, Cybersecurity engineers and AI colleagues focusing on our client facing industrial applications world-wide. The position will require frequent collaboration and networking via Teams, telephone, and e-mail. Occasional travelling may be necessary.


Are you interested?
…and meet the above requirements, please submit your application with CV in English no later than the 30th of Sept 2021.

About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 75 billion and the number of employees ca 41,000.