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Philips Principal Architect Research in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to accelerate our growth ambition and further develop and maintain our platform architectures. Requirements analysis, functional and technical design and problem-solving are key skills for this position. Strong technical and business communication skills are also essential, as you will work alongside a team of highly skilled researchers and software engineers. This is a unique position that allows you to build solutions that directly help care professionals, patients and hospitals all over the world to improve Healthcare.

Your responsibilities

As a member of the Research Architecture team, you will:

  • Drive the software and system architecture for our next generation digital solutions by researching and prototyping innovative technologies to advance our technology roadmap.

  • Work beyond technical aspects of architecture and are able to define organizational, business and processes regarding architecture.

  • Work with multiple partners on next-generation cross-category products/services and platforms.

  • Be expected to provide recommendations into the Research Leadership team on architectural roadmaps, technology strategy and technical recommendations and evaluations.

As a Principal Architect, you are responsible for:

  • Designing the architecture for deploying future applications using API, Microservices, Event-Driven Architectures and Cloud patterns;

  • Leading improvement initiatives with regard to technological improvements and performs innovative studies with other specialists;

  • Collaborate with Research projects on implementation decisions and technology selections up to co-development of the applications;

  • Building on existing architectures and bringing to bear existing technologies and suppliers by working closely with the other architects;

  • Employ a system engineering approach to design complete and complex frameworks and systems, at both conceptual and logical level;

  • Document platform designs. Collaborate with users and other technologists to gather feedback on those designs, and incorporate feedback as appropriate;

  • Rapidly produce prototype designs that can be market tested and grow into product;

  • Translate and document complex architectural issues to non-technical staff within the business;

  • Design Systems Architecture for Cloud-based propositions and data analytics environments;

  • Advise management on strategic and organization directions from an architecture impact;

  • Guide/mentor junior team members in the implementation of the solutions; and

  • Lead and participate in Project Design Reviews.

Your team

Philips Research is the innovation engine of Philips. We are creating new innovative digital solutions and cloud-based services on top of the digital platforms that are deployed within Philips. Our cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PAAS) offerings are used for artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, decision support and optimizing workflows within a broad spectrum of care providers and healthcare institutes. You will be working in the Digital Platform Solutions department and report to the department head. The department is located at the High-Tech Campus in Eindhoven – also known as the smartest square mile in Europe – where (large) corporates and start-ups innovate next to each other. Our mission is to accelerate the creation of new digital propositions by providing deep knowledge and expertise on digital platforms, big data lifecycle management, software development as well as cloud and high-performance computing (HPC). You will work on highly innovative, first-of-a-kind propositions that are new within Philips, so an ambitious mindset is an advantage. Together with your team, you will strive for continuous improvement, your way of working, and yourself. Colleagues will challenge and coach you and you should willingly return the favor.

We are looking for

A top-tier Lead or Principal Architect with working experience in various companies and innovative technology environments, with firsthand exposure to successful digital transformations.

  • An MSc/PhD in mathematics, physics, computer science or another relevant area and +6 years senior working experience in an advanced technology setting;

  • Experience in designing highly distributed systems for both on-premises and cloud with attention to scalable middleware, persistent data stores and microservice design concepts;

  • Extensive knowledge of Digital eco systems and cloud. Terminology like SAAS and PAAS is very familiar and comfortable to you;

  • Experience in OS virtualization and containerization isolation technologies and concepts as “infrastructure as code” in a DevOps setting;

  • Experience with software design concepts, practices, modern development methodologies such as Agile, Lean, CI/CD and common architectural patterns;

  • Understanding of healthcare products and services is a preferred;

  • Experience with data analytics environments is a pre;

  • Experience in defining and implementing Non-functional Requirements into the core of the applications, such as security, scalability, maintainability and different levels of quality;

  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment on medical and/or personal use software;

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, negotiate challenges, explain technical considerations and recommend solutions;

  • Knows how to balance feature delivery and tech debt amortization while maintaining existing technology and innovation to satisfy business needs;

  • Keep abreast of technical developments in own field through study of the literature and technical contacts; and

  • A true “roll up the sleeves and get it done” working approach with proven success as a problem solver. Comfort “working virtually” with teammates and customers around the world.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most exciting career. Succeeding in this market-based role in a sophisticated environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Our benefits are very high-reaching and crafted around your preferences:

  • 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;

  • An extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and mentoring;

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

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount;

  • Healthy work-life balance;

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 our 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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