Philips Senior Architect in Bangalore, India
Your challenge The Enterprise Imaging business is responsible for the PACS and data management segments. These solutions are offered as a managed service. The solution is enterprise class and composed of software services that are deployed on standard (COTS) hardware infrastructure.As an enterprise class solution that is key to the functioning of multiple imaging departments, the solution is scalable, highly available and fault tolerant with an expected uptime of 99.999%.The architect will be part of a team of architects that work with the chief architect in defining the overall solution.The architect is responsible for the technical architecture and design of the hardware & software solution. The hardware solution is composed of the storage, compute, networking and virtualization layer on which the software services are deployed. An overall monitoring solution (covering both hardware & software) should include a best in class hardware monitoring solution.As part of this solution definition and realization, the architect will be responsible to define & realize the technology roadmap for hardware/software while ensuring it is synchronized with the software components that result in the overall solution. The architect, as part of the R&D team, will work in close collaboration with the product marketing and operations functions in realizing and delivering the solution. Responsibilities The architect will be responsible for the definition and roadmap of the hardware solution. The hardware solution is composed of the compute, storage, networking and virtualization layers. This combination will need to be defined for various customer segments that are characterized by differing scale and uptime requirements. Given the healthcare domain, the applicability of regulation is high and the technical solution will need to conform to relevant security standards across the hardware stack of compute, storage, networking and virtualization. Similarly choices in the hardware stack will greatly influence the overall performance, availability, scalability and fault tolerance of the solution. These choices will be made in close collaboration with the software architects and the architecture team.The architect will need to stay abreast with the latest developments in the industry to ensure that the enterprise imaging solution is leveraging the latest technologies while coping with multiple generations in its installed base. The roadmap has to ensure the ability to transition the installed base to current and future generation solutions.The architect will have to decompose the technical solution into EPICS that translate into realizable features and work items per the scaled agile way of working. Mindsets and personal characteristics
The architect will be part of a global business that is geographically distributed. This will need a global mindset and an ability to work with geographically distributed teams across time zones.
The individual should have excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
Should be a team player working as part of cross functional teams composed of R&D, operations and filed deployment
Should be sensitive to cultural differences in globally spread teams We are looking for
Bachelor’s degree in engineering (computer science or equivalent) with 12-15 years’ experience. The experience should include 3 years of having defined similar hardware architectures preferably in the enterprise healthcare domain.
Experience should cover defining integrated backplanes composed of storage, compute and networking in virtualized environments:
The storage scale dealt with should be a few petabytes. The networking solutions dealt with should have addressed optimizing backplanes for its internal connectivity while up-linking with customer networks across LANs and WANs that are geographically distributed.
The compute solutions dealt with should have covered concurrent access by few hundred users.
The visualization layer dealt with should have considered using ‘raw disk storage vs visualized disk storage’, recommendations towards deployment of the software services on virtualized environments.
End deployments with customer IT, firewall and load balancing technologies would be expected
Experience with creating a roadmap for both existing and new products. This should cover evolving an existing hardware architecture and also defining a next generation solution.
Experience in defining & realizing a monitoring solution for the hardware backplane that would integrate into an overall solution monitoring
Past experience with Microsoft Windows technologies as applicable to hardware architecture is an advantage
Experience with FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) is an advantage