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Philips Principal Architect Mechatronics in Cambridge, Massachusetts


In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Philips challenges you to use your engineering expertise to model, design and implement some of the world’s most innovative medical products, your contribution can range from early customer contacts and project definitions and concept creation to the ramp-up and sustaining of volume production.

Your responsibilities within this role will include:

  • You will be directly responsible for the architecture in major projects, which have a long-term character, are complex, and are divided in several sub-projects for the creation of subsystems. This also acquires involvement in software and electronic hardware designs.

  • You will make principle choices for the system architecture with subsystems and interfaces. You are also responsible for the overall architecture, interfacing and introduction of new technology and methods.

  • You will be involved in long-term definition and development of hardware or software platforms; identifying products, subsystems, technology-, standards- and architecture opportunities and translates business strategy into deployable solutions, reference and platform architectures. Initiates and supervises the implementation and usage of the reference and platform architecture

  • You will lead a team of architects and designers who are involved in the total project.

You are a part of:

Philips Innovation Services draws upon a huge range of resources and know-how to support our customers in bringing their innovations to market, as fast and as efficiently possible. Our pragmatic technology experts and consultants benefit from decades of experience supporting customers in Philips Businesses, Philips Research and hundreds of companies outside Philips. Each day brings new challenges as we work in many different projects.

The Mechatronics department of Philips Innovation Services is unique in its system design approach which has led to many innovative solutions for our customers. Think of breakthrough solutions especially in concept creation for new clinical procedures and applications. Our teams support the Philips Healthcare businesses in bringing their innovations faster to market. We are active in Products/Equipment as well as sub-system design, prototyping and testing. You will be working together in multi-disciplinary teams of highly skilled technical experts from both Philips Innovation Services and its customers.

This role will initially be based in our Andover office. Philips will be relocating this office to a new site at Cambridge Crossing , a large development underway on the Cambridge-Somerville-Boston line. This is a very exciting time to be joining Philips, as this new location will be our largest North American R&D innovation center. The new office is set to open in early 2020. In this role you will support Philips businesses based in the US, and report directly into the Philips Innovation Services US Hub Site Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts. You will also report dotted-line into the Mechatronics Department based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in order to benefit from being part of a much larger, similarly skilled and like-minded team.

For more information about Philips Innovation Services, please visit:

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

  • A Master’s degree or PhD in either mechanical, electrical or mechatronic engineering

  • 10+ years of system architecture experience in multi-disciplinary systems within the Medical industry

  • Broad technical knowledge and experience with bringing medical products to the market

  • Experience with Healthcare Regulatory aspects (ISO13485, FDA)

  • Experience in translating customer needs into technical requirements and then clearly defining the complete architectural needs to project members

  • Experience in coaching (teams) of designers

  • Team player and effective communicator with exceptional customer focus

  • Willingness to travel to customer’s site as needed for project definition and execution (typical travel is 25-50%)

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

In return, we offer you:

Philips Innovation Services will provide you with the opportunity to expand your professional experience. In our competence areas we can offer you stimulating challenges across a wide range of application domains, Interesting variation, job satisfaction and the chance to broaden your experience – all within one company. The opportunity to shape and grow your career will be in your own hands.

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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