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Digital Solutions Development Manager

Requisition ID:  12023
Category:  Sales & Customer Service
Career level:  Manager
Contract type:  Permanent

  Digital Solutions Development Manager

Business Intelligence Department

Reports to: Director of Business Intelligence

Location: Lansdale, PA



  • The Development Manager will have a true passion for continuously delivering applications and solutions that meet customer and business requirements.
  • They will be a positive, forward-looking person who is a leader-by-example, genuinely loves being part of a team, and who is able to communicate with clients, creative and development teams, and executive management to deliver successful projects.
  • We build and integrate solutions and platforms that create more meaningful connection points across all channels through strategic data intelligence and technology optimization.
  • We expect the Development Manager to be highly technical and data-oriented,- you don’t have to be an expert on everything, but you need to know how to lead software engineers to do their best work.



  • Manage and execute analytics and digital solutions roadmap for enhancements to technology stack, user experience, performance, and business optimization.
  • Lead technical solution assessment, technical debt management implementations, and proof of concepts exercises.
  • Provide technical thought leadership and guidance to multiple development teams
  • Work closely with technical leads and technical teams to set up and stick to best practices for development and deployment
  • Build an understanding of SKF's business, key stakeholders, product visions, and roadmaps
  • Partner with Product Owners and Program Services to establish a technical product vision that enables and supports product feature roadmap and efficient product development approaches. Keep the developers aligned with the team’s big goals and highest priorities.
  • Understand product design
  • Estimate work effort and build a business case for specific enhancements/changes
  • Directly manage and lead full time development resources
  • Responsible for recruitment, coaching, mentoring, providing career guidance and retaining a high function technology team.
  • Makes wise decisions within the context of existing information and goals. Solves root causes of problems vs symptoms. Thinks strategically. Prioritizes work intelligently.



  • 8+ years of experience as a software engineer, architect, and/or developer
  • 5+ years of experience directly leading development teams, ideally multiple product development teams simultaneously
  • 3+ years of experience as a technical manager
  • Advanced SQL development skills
  • 5+ years of strong database experience (SQL Server/Oracle/Sybase/Postgres/Amazon Redshift/Snowflake)
  • 5+ years understanding of data warehousing concepts such as star and snowflake schema, slowly changing dimensions, historical vs incremental loads etc.
  • Experience with application/server configuration (SQL Server, AWS, ETL Tools)
  • Experience with a broad spectrum of AWS services
  • Experience with RESTful API
  • Experience with Mainframe
  • Full stack development experience developing with Python, SQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with SDLC methodologies and software configuration management tools.
  • Valid USA Drivers License required for Travel purposes.
  • Travel: As needed (i.e. less than 10%). 


Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience with SAP and/or Qlik.
  • Strong understanding of system workflows and how data impacts the business.
  • Skilled in acting as lead on the design, develop, implement and documentation of digital solutions, data ingestion & platform integration.
  • Comfortable making informed and detailed recommendations to senior management.
  • Excellent in identifying process gaps, measuring progress, and balancing development and product efficiency with process overhead.
  • Ability to create collaborative relationships with partners, stakeholders and customers while managing expectations, managing concerns and risks, and communicating progress.
  • Be creative and find new ways of working, creating process efficiencies.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, including the ability to technical and business topics in structured easily digestible format.
  • Ability to plan roadmap, prioritize tasks, manage dependencies, and deliver on time.
  • Experience providing oversight of design specifications for the user interfaces, application code, process flows, data structures, metadata and other components as required.


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 2020 were SEK 74 852 million and the number of employees was 40,963. 

This position resides within the Analytics and Digital Solutions department of SKF Industrial Markets North America at the Lansdale PA office, reporting to Director Business Intelligence (Analytics & Digital Solutions)


What You’ll Love About SKF:

Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 paid holidays!


Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and an opportunity for occasional remote work.


Health and Wellness Benefits.  SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living!


Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5% of your elected contribution (100% Vested).  And regardless of your participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account per pay period (3 Years Vesting).


Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!





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.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia