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Philips Lead Systems Engineer -MR in Best, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Make the difference in the lives of millions of people across the globe by bringing innovations in MRI to the market. In the role of Lead Engineer the Senior Systems Engineer is end-accountable for all technical related aspects of the System’s development. Working with global teams. As key member of Systems Engineering department responsible for overall technical leadership and responsibility for technical realization of full systems product release/ life cycle management. Creating and executing an interdisciplinary process to ensure that the customer and stakeholder's needs are satisfied in a high quality, reliable, trustworthy, cost efficient and schedule compliant manner throughout a system's entire life cycle. One balanced system design integrating the requirements of marketing, application, design, operations, service, resolving at the same time key technical impediments.

You are responsible for

In the role of Lead Systems Engineer is end-accountable for all technical related aspects of the System’s development.

  • Technical role:

  • Make and own technical decisions; define technical scope of program

  • Generates design input documents required to develop a product

  • Ensures that the User requirements, System Specifications, and Architecture Statements are complete, unambiguous, non-conflicting, testable, and specify the characteristics that are essential for the safe and effective functioning of the product.

  • Ensures that design inputs are traceable from the user needs and intended use to the system requirements and detailed design specifications.

  • Ensures all risk management activities have been completed for the programs that require it.

  • Guides designers towards integral technical solutions / (Sub)System and Component design decomposition & interfaces / Guard implementation; check that V&V evidence is adequate

  • Make pragmatic system design decisions in line with overall reference architecture guidance

  • Operational role:

  • Sole decider within program on technical program scope

  • Final say on product defect scope and implementation

  • Document technical decisions

  • Owns DHF. Ensures all levels of requirements/design are set/updated, with traceability and full consistency

  • Puts in place Design constraints and ensures consistent adherence

  • Owns product cost

  • Leads design reviews and assure timely follow-up

  • Owns quality & reliability of final product (accountable after release in case of complaints / field issues)

  • Go / No-Go technical decision making at every phase

You are a part of

You will be part of the Global Magnetic Resonance (MR) business within Philips, which develops, markets, and manufactures Magnetic Resonance Imaging systems. Our customers are in the radiology domain operating in a wide variety of hospitals across the globe. You will be a leading core team member of the global Systems Engineering group in R&D, which is responsible for high-level system design and realization. Close collaboration is required towards the various functions all part of the project’s core team, and the many colleagues in R&D. The Systems Engineering team is a global team of 25 highly experienced and talented people. A team in which personal growth and development is stimulated. High energy and passion for realizing major product improvements in order to provide our customers with diagnostic MRI solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives. You will be stationed in Best, The Netherlands.

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

First of all, you are creative and innovative, with a strong feeling for delivering high quality. You are not afraid to take the lead, have good communication skills and the ability to interact with multidisciplinary professionals. You are also ambitious and have the will and drive to develop yourself.

We require:

  • Academic background with 10+ years of experience in the medical industry or comparable regulated industries

  • Minimum 5+ years progressive experience of systems engineering and technically leading major NPI programs.

  • Besides good insight in the complexity of all Systems Engineering aspects also a strong Software development background.

You must have proven knowledge of/experience in:

  • Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Decomposition & Budgeting methodologies (e.g. INCOSE)

  • Working according structured, state-of-the-art user-centered design methodologies

  • Team working, planning and co-ordination with people from different disciplines

  • The healthcare domain (or equivalent professional equipment domain)

  • Being fluent (speaking and writing) in English

  • Good communication and delegation skills

  • Estimate and articulate technical risks / analysis

  • Create and manage conflict within the core team

  • Risk based scenario thinking

  • Strongly opinionated, but also building bridges

  • Fact and data based

  • Push back where necessary

  • Customer focused

Furthermore, you will:

  • Demonstrate excellent communication & collaboration skills

  • Take the lead and illustrate your project management skills to achieve timely quality results

  • Show passionate commitment to the user, the customer and to product quality

  • Act as systems engineering champion both internal and external

  • Provide vision and direction to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Be able to work under pressure to meet program time lines and work according to regulatory & company requirements

  • Be willing to travel occasionally to the other MR development teams within Philips Healthcare across the globe, for direct contact and interaction with these teams.

In return, we offer you

A chance to serve a bigger purpose: The work you do every day contributes to innovative health technologies and solutions that help improve billions of lives every year, even yours. This creates unexpected moments when your work and personal life come together in meaningful ways.

  • 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 drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching;

  • 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;

Why should you join Philips?

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