Philips IT Innovation Architect in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Your challenge

Chatbots, IoT, the Digital Workforce; these are all topics relating to IT innovation. Innovation is in our blood so these are Philips topics too. To make Philips a truly digital company we have established an IT innovation department. Are you ready to be a driving force behind these innovations? Are you up for the challenge to help Philips grow, so we can reach our goal of positively influencing the lives of 3 billion people by 2025. Do you have the uncanny ability integrate the newest technology in our existing architecture? And, what’s more, can you shape the IT architecture of the future? Then apply for a job as IT Innovation Architect at Philips!

Your responsibilities

  • Construct an innovation pipeline to track opportunities, technologies and trends; when they are likely to impact the company, including likely timescales for adoption

  • Rapidly evaluate the viability and potential of identified technologies through rapid POC, in a test lab or other area of the business

  • Developing the Innovation Reference Architecture and solutions, plan the deployment, define guidelines for implementation and governance, keep architecture up to date, across the portfolio

  • Makes choices of the Innovation technology tools and architecture choices

  • Communicate activity, opportunities, insight, successes and failures as a result of the company’s innovation activities and research to the wider IT community, thus acting as a technology and innovation evangelist within the wider IT community

  • Provide analytical comparisons of IT products against specified criteria to determine the best solution to match the business need and the overall IT platform TCO

Your team

You will operate in a small, dynamic team. We have a true startup mentality. We realize a variety of projects within a short time span. We work hard, we play hard. We are true innovators and celebrate our successes but also learn from our failures, without ever halting. We deal with the unknown and shape the future. Are you with us?

Our offer

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

We are looking for

An innovation predictor, a trend spotter who can help us shape the future architecture of Philips IT. Someone who has deep understanding of current architecture. Someone who sees and understands the impact of new technological developments. Furthermore, we hope you will bring:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Informatics or similar

  • At least 4 to 5 years of experience in innovative IT architecture; ability to architect is vital so we would appreciate TOGAF or Zachman certification

  • A track-record of pioneering and driving technology innovation; if you have done this within large companies that would be an asset but it’s not required.

  • A proven ability to deliver flexible, reliable, supportable, cost effective IT solutions

  • Strong understanding of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

  • Understanding and experience in lean and agile methodologies

  • Good communication and influencing skills

Recruitment process

If you’re interested in this opportunity to join us, please upload your resume and motivation letter through the Philips career site- vacancy number 228905.

Please note that the closing date of this vacancy is the 26th of March 2017.

After a pre-selection process based on your CV, you may be invited for face-to-face recruitment- and business interviews.