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Philips Principle Architect AI in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to accelerate innovation and the creation of new healthcare products that matter.

Do you believe that healthcare needs to be revolutionized and that a combination of connected consumer propositions and medical devices will drive that revolution? You will help define the future of healthcare by developing first-of-a-kind solutions that have a positive impact on people’s health. Within the Philips Innovation Services (PInS), we are looking for an enthusiastic Software System Architect who will work together with existing teams in shaping the software architecture for (embedded) applications for current and future Philips products, and who will guide the software development teams during all the development phases.

Your responsibilities within this role will include

  • Defining and leading the implementation of artificial intelligence in Healthcare; Although mainly focused on software, electronic hardware design is often in scope as well;

  • Defining architecture strategy, balancing long- and short-term views and balancing conflicting requirements;

  • Delivering a consolidated (reference) architecture: creating well-defined building blocks / system options & scenarios; choosing the optimal architecture, leveraging technology and contributing to/driving roadmaps;

  • Ensuring solid, up-to-date and usable documentation of the architecture and implementation thereof; using methods & tools for a structured approach;

  • Acting within the total context, (business, organization, roadmaps, external world, overall ecosystem etc.): driving for convergence;

  • Interacting and managing stakeholders including business leaders, R&D managers, platform architects, and integral project managers;

  • Capturing / re-using prior art, following in- and external trends; remaining up-to-date with regard to professional knowledge;

  • Leading a team of senior designers who are involved in project execution.

You are a part of

The Electronic Systems & IoT department is part of Philips Innovation Services and located on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven (the Netherlands). 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.

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

  • A Master’s degree or PhD in Software Engineering, Informatics, or equivalent;

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

  • Experience in artificial intelligence, machine/deep learning, including bringing solutions to market;

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

  • Experience with Healthcare Regulatory (Software) standards;

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

  • Experience in coaching and leading R&D teams;

  • 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 10% - 25%)

In return, we offer you

A high tech environment where you will be working in a team of experienced engineers on key innovations primarily for Philips but also for large external companies.

  • 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;

  • Exciting, international environment at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.

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 .