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Philips Senior Software Architect in Cambridge, Massachusetts


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Be a key Leader within our Clinical Innovation Incubator Team. Philips is looking for a talented, experienced, and entrepreneurial-minded Software Engineering Architect. You will be the key driving force, responsible for working in a dynamic, agile, high impact environment to design and implement solutions that are ultimately responsible for saving lives and improving patient outcomes.

Your responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Provide an example of Technical Advocacy by leading with a 'spongelike nature' by willing to learn and try new approaches

  • Work with the scrum team to finalize the design of the user story and its alignment to the overall architecture.

  • Serve as an assigned Team Architect. Work closely with the System Architect to understand and implement the architecture runway.

  • Work closely with the team and guide the team to implement Lean concepts. The architect and the team are jointly responsible for Code Review, Code Quality and just-in-time technical design in a scrum team.

  • Guide and coach the scrum team on design, Technology and implementation.

  • Contribute to the business strategy and tactics (portfolio management & road-mapping) by identifying technology standards, and architecture opportunities.

  • Translate vision and business strategy into an accepted (set of) reference architectures within the full value chain context.

  • Initiate, lead and supervise the realization of the reference architecture through platform and product development.

  • Ensure the creation and implementation of architectures for: products, solutions, services and software. Created with a multi-disciplinary view, the architectures provide:

  • One balanced design integrating the requirements of marketing, application, product, design and operations.

  • Resolves key technical impediments

  • Works with Product Management to define prioritized feature list for the Release Train

  • Help the teams define and implement a technological solutions, suitable for hosting current and upcoming features within the Agile release trains (Program Increments), while conforming to non-functional requirements. The role focuses on Architectural and design decisions adhering to the blueprint of the overall program.

  • Provide engineering mentoring for junior and senior engineers

  • Deliver quality results over activity in a consistent manner

  • Expect and require innovation of self and your team

  • Collaborate with all members of the immediate team, cross-functional team, and partners.

  • Be an expert for crucial technological decisions in projects

  • Contribute to the adoption and development of new concepts & models in field of expertise

You are a part of

The Clinical Innovation Core Team, with a mission to work with leadership to create the vision for the future of Healthcare. We do this through an in-depth understanding of the challenges clinicians face and where changes in healthcare and technology impact their ability to deliver high quality patient care. The combination of our own original thinking, with critical input from patients and providers, serves as the foundation to create innovations that really matter. We specialize in developing clinical informatics and patient care solutions that simplify clinician workflow, improve financial outcomes, and help improve and save lives. Our products and services deliver world-class healthcare solutions.

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

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent field, Masters is preferred

  • 10+ years building complex solutions in large development environments and teams

  • 7+ years of “End to End”/FullStack development: Web, UI, Services, DB, development experience

  • Designing, Building, Leading, Service Oriented Architectures with dev team

  • Strong knowledge of HTML5/CSS

  • Experience with modern JavaScript Frameworks, preferably Angular or ReactJS.

  • Experience with .NET, ASP .NET, C# and relational / NoSQL database engines

  • Perform functions in the full software development lifecycle (Plan, Design, Implement, Test, Deploy)

  • Source Control (like Git, Bitbucket, SVN, VSTS etc)

  • Experience building Microservices-based architectures

  • Cloud (like AWS, Azure, GoogleCloud, Openstack)

  • Agile methodologies in a regulated environment – Medical is preferred. “In a regulated environment”

  • Scaled Agile – SAFe (great to have)

  • Familiarity with Linux a bonus

  • Working Knowledge of prevailing DevOps strategies

  • Continuous Integration (like Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo, VSTS)

  • Infrastructure Automation (like Puppet, Chef, Ansible)

  • Deployment Automation & Orchestration (like Jenkins, VSTS, Octopus Deploy)

  • Container Concepts (LXD, Docker)

  • Orchestration (Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm)

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

Company relocation benefits will not be provided for this position. Candidates need to live within the territory or within commuting distance to Cambridge Massachusetts.

In return, we offer you

A chance to join our Entrepreneurial Innovations Space to create and grow new technology arenas and business models. You will be tasked with applying cutting edge technologies into compelling business propositions and build new product-service combination business model concepts to drive the future of healthcare!

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It is 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. Learn more by watching this video .

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


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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.