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Philips Senior Algorithm & Research Engineer in Bothell, Washington


You are part of this awesome team!

The Emergency Care and Resuscitation (ECR) Business. This is a key business in the continuum of care, and has a broad product and services portfolio of data management solutions, advanced life support solutions, and automated external defibrillators.

Our mission is to design, produce, and deliver every solution as if the life of someone we love depends on it. Every day, we empower and enable our customers – from clinicians to paramedics, first responders to lay users – to help save lives and improve patient care using our innovative, market leading technology.

In July 2019, Philips ECR shipped the two millionth AED, helping save lives across the globe!

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Makes a substantial contribution to the design, development and verification of algorithms. Contributes to the innovation of new products, using the latest technologies and resources.


  • Work with a team to develop creative and innovative medical device algorithms to improve patient care and advance the field of resuscitation and critical care science through innovative product development and research.

  • Develop signal processing algorithms to analyze electrocardiogram (ECG) and other waveforms for AEDs and advanced defibrillators/monitors.

  • Participate in the development of digital signal processing software including requirements definition, mathematical modeling, design, implementation, testing, and documentation.

  • Create signal processing models to solve complex signal processing requirements.

  • Work with research, marketing, quality, regulatory and end users to refine requirements.

  • Create and test products according to the specifications and software development process.

  • Implement verification and validation procedures for algorithms.

  • Create engineering documents to comply with product development policies, practices and procedures.

  • Create disclosures for intellectual property protection as appropriate.

  • Work with engineering, regulatory and marketing on innovations to advance products and features.

  • Contribute to external publications and conferences as appropriate.

  • Keep abreast of technical, application and market developments in the relevant technological and industrial areas.

  • Provide leadership and coaching to peers and team members.

  • Provide support for customer complaints and investigations for device performance.

  • Support company in Quality Transformation, CAPAs and audits as needed.

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

  • BS/MS/PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, EE, ME, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Minimum 10 years experience in a medical device company, or equivalent.

  • Experience in software and mathematical models to design, develop and validate custom algorithms.

  • Working knowledge of MATLAB and good programming practices.

  • Good understanding of, and interest in, development of software and algorithms in a controlled regulated environment.

  • Ability to interface with medical professionals and leaders in the field.

  • Experience with ECG analysis and algorithm development preferred.

  • Familiarity with analog ECG acquisition hardware preferred.

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

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 . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .

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As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.