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Did you know that the world's largest and foremost sewing machine company has its development department in Huskvarna? Now it’s going to be even bigger! VSM are investing in Huskvarna - to strengthen new exciting challenges. We hope that you want to make this journey with them!
SVP Sewing Brands is the world’s largest consumer sewing machine company, accounting for approximately one out of every three sewing machines sold annually across the globe. The company was founded in 1851, and its three iconic brands - SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® - each have delighted consumers for over 140 years. The Singer brand is the industry’s most recognized and ranks #1 in the industry in brand awareness, likelihood to purchase and overall quality, according to a recent Gallup survey. The Husqvarna Viking® and Pfaff® brands have a premium positioning that are regarded as the brands of choice for serious sewers and crafters. The company’s corporate headquarters is located in Nashville, TN and is supplemented by regional headquarters/sales offices located in Milan (Italy), São Paulo (Brazil), and Sydney (Australia) that, combined, reach consumers in more than 180 countries. SVP has four manufacturing facilities across Asia and Latin America, two global R&D centers, a software development center in Europe and a global supply chain with distribution centers in all regions.
SVP has a history of innovation and has established a leading offering in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) segment by introducing mySewnet®, the industry’s first cloud-based operating system, and the Premier+ suite of software. Its product portfolio covers entry level sewing machines all the way up to advanced, internet-connected, leading edge household sewing machines that retail for $15,999 and all segments in-between. In addition to sewing machines, the product portfolio includes sewing accessories, notions, garment care products as well as software. The products are sold across a network of sewing machine dealers, mass retailers (e.g., Costco, Walmart, MediaMarkt, Carrefour), specialty retailers (e.g., Joann, Michaels), online retailers (e.g., Amazon, Tmall), distributors, and through the company’s ~200 internally-operated retail stores. The sewing machine industry is a global industry that is experiencing renewed growth. In developed markets, growth rates are projected to outpace GDP growth, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the leading industry data source. Growth in these markets is driven by the Millennial generation that is increasingly attracted to personalization, crafts and self-expression (e.g., cosplay). In developing markets, the industry is expected to grow at 6.7% annually, fueled by the emerging middle class and the “need to sew” segment that uses sewing machines to support the household.
In 2018, SVP was acquired by Ares Management (http://www.aresmgmt.com), a leading asset manager with $125B+ assets under management. The new owner has made substantial investments to strengthen the balance sheet and set the company up for growth. Leveraging its brands, innovative products, motivated employees, global footprint, and the financial strength of the new owner, SVP is looking compete more aggressively in the marketplace, accelerate growth, and attract talented team members.
The R&D software department of SVP Worldwide is responsible for designing and implementing web applications included in mySewnet ecosystem. The main responsibility of a backend developer is to implement backend functionality for mySewnet web applications, but also maintain and develop functionality within mySewnet Core application running on AWS (Amazon Web Services).
You will be responsible for designing and implement web applications that meet all functional requirements, is structured, reliable and efficient. You will make sure that it is following the selected design patterns and is implemented within the given timescale.
• Maintaining and evolve mySewnet Core application
• Support SVP and 3rd party companies with backend expertise.
• Follow emerging server-side technologies
• Compile and analyze data, processes, and codes to troubleshoot problems and identify areas for improvement
• Support other functions and OEM suppliers creating products interacting with mySewnet.
• Write clean code to develop functional and efficient web applications
• Participate in the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding and debugging.
• In projects where it is relevant take responsibility as Team leader.
• Together with other web application developers, team leaders and line manager, take responsibility for planning, estimating and following up the project.
You have an BS in Software Engineering or relevant field and at least 3 years of relevant experience of server-side applications.
We think that you have a great knowledge about AWS and CMS framework, different design patterns for server-side applications and knowledge about web applications standards. You have been working with API based services and have hands on experience with programming languages, such as Java and PHP. If you also have previous experience of version control systems (such as Git or similar) - that is a strong advantage for you!
As a person, you are analytical and results oriented and have an innovative mind set. We also think that you have the ability to take lead in web application concept development - and to lead and support other team members with technical guidance in questions with interfaces to other SVP areas (such as app developing).
Start: As soon as possible
Work extent: Full-time employment
Employment: The service is a direct recruitment, which means that you will be employed directly with VSM Group Sweden.
This recruitment process is conducted by OnePartnerGroup. The request from VSM is that all questions regarding the position is handled by OnePartnerGroup. Please apply via the link below and attach CV and cover letter in English. Interviews will take place continuously. The position may be filled before closing date, so please apply as soon as possible.
For more information regarding the position or the recruitment process, please get in touch with the recruitment consultant Matilda Björkegren at +46(0)736879835 or by e-mail at [email protected].