Philips Department Manager Positioning Software in Best, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to grow your software development team creating extraordinary excellence in medical software development.

Our challenge is to

We aim to make the world healthier through innovation by providing to our customer the best portfolio of image guided therapy systems to support minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment for a variety of critical conditions. Our products support physicians performing providing the best treatment in the most demanding conditions, from cardiovascular to oncological and neurological treatment. We touch patients’ lives when it matters most and we aim to do it in the most reliable, effective and sustainable way.

You are responsible for

As a technical Department Manager, you drive the talent management, way of working and output of the team. You lead and develop the teams within the allocated budget, on time and with the highest level of quality. The work is based on a product and technology roadmap, covering studies, new product introductions, product maintenance activities and advanced field support.

  • Leading a software department of approximately 20 engineers located in Best;

  • Defining the group composition including required competencies, resources and skills;

  • Ensuring successful introduction and sustaining of high quality, manufacturable, serviceable, and reliable products;

  • Driving the technology roadmaps for the team;

  • Defining and managing process improvement activities;

  • Managing relationships with external stakeholders like suppliers and customers, and internal partners like Innovation, Operations, Customer Services, Procurement and Marketing.

You are a part of

In this software leadership role, you will lead the positioning software team, in total around 20 highly educated (Bachelor, Master, PhD) software designers. This team builds the application layer of the mechatronics software of our minimal invasive systems. You have a deep understanding of software development and high performance real time C++. We look for collaborative technical leaders that understand and have used model based development techniques.

The management team of the Mechatronics Development Cluster (MDC) of the Business Unit (BU) IGT Systems within Philips is your team. This BU is responsible for marketing, development and manufacturing of X-ray systems in the area of cardiac and vascular medical diagnosis and intervention (e.g. balloon angioplasty and stent procedures). Our customers are interventional specialists, in the cardiology and radiology domain operating in hospitals across the globe.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Master degree in software engineering;

  • 3 years of experience in leading a team;

  • Experience in a medical regulated environment, testing and quality assurance gets you bonus points;

  • Experience in a mechatronics environment even more points;

  • Knowledge and experience of international standards (e.g. FDA regulatory, IEC 62304, IEC60601, ISO13485, ISO14971);

  • Abstract, analytical and creative thinker with helicopter view. You drive (out-of-the-box) solutions to complex problems in a demanding environment;

  • Is communicative in English, both in 1 on 1 as well as presenting to a broad variety of audience (including C-level);

  • Is a good listener, coaches and leads by example;

  • Has an improvement attitude, organizational talent and ready to take responsibility.

In return, we offer you

A multidisciplinary environment where you get to collaborate on a solution that makes the difference in people’s lives. Besides a job that actually matters in people’s lives, we offer great possibilities to grow your career.

  • A competitive salary;

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually;

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance;

  • Extensive set of tools to grow your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and mentoring;

  • Colleagues who are the best and brightest in their field;

  • Competitive company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package;

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount;

  • Healthy work-life balance and exciting, international environment at the campus in Best.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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