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Philips Senior Electrical Engineer in Latham, New York


In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Design/develop superconducting magnet technology that helps save lives, improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of medicine around the world. Philips is a leading innovator in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and at the heart of every MRI scanner is a superconducting magnet, a cornerstone in the Philips Healthcare portfolio.

You are responsible for:

  • Primary focus on the design of electronics, controls, and electrical components to support the development and maintenance of superconducting MRI magnet products and technologies.

  • Detailed design, analysis, and testing of electrical components and controls with consideration of performance, cost, manufacturability, and reliability.

  • Develop new and analyze, sustain, and improve existing embedded controls software.

  • Developing and executing design verification activities, including analysis, similarity, and testing. Validate controller performance against customer expectations.

  • Developing new processes, methods, and ways of working.

  • Thoroughly documenting design inputs and outputs.

  • Assisting and/or directing vendors to create prototypes.

  • Reviewing and ensuring adequacy of vendor qualification activities.

  • Analyzing field and manufacturing issues related to mechanical design and providing solutions where required.

  • General design activities such as requirements management, materials and component selection, Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and tolerance analyses.

  • Actively participating in multidisciplinary project teams through all phases of product development to ensure successful execution of innovative and best-in-class designs.

You are a part of:

The Development Engineering team consists of 14 other engineers with diverse backgrounds and expertise. The team works in close collaboration with Design & Drafting, Project Management, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing, Service, and Quality team members throughout the product development lifecycle. The Development Engineering team is co-located with manufacturing, so we are able to see the products come to life and work closely with manufacturing to ensure the final product meets the expectations of the Development Engineer and customer.

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


  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of practical experience applying electrical engineering principles in the new product introduction environment

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to design, develop, and debug electrical circuits, both analog and digital

  • Understanding of control theory and experience generating control algorithms

  • Real-time control functionality implementation in C/C++ Relevant Matlab/Simulink tools proficiency

  • Basic proficiency in other programming languages and tools such as Python, Vector

  • Ability to design mechanical elements necessary to support the electrical components

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • A self-starter, highly motivated with good organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to interface with customers and be effective at managing vendors and suppliers

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office proficiently

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Software – Labview, Mathcad, Inventor, AutoCAD, Orcad, ANSYS, Reliasoft Suite

  • Experience working with medical devices development (preferred) and avionics products

  • Hands on experience in building hardware, creating test fixtures, setting up tests, and performing data acquisition, etc.

In return, we offer you :

An exciting opportunity to collaborate with a talented engineering team to develop lifesaving MR Imaging/superconducting magnet technology/products, while also sharpening your talents with new challenges in our dynamic organization.

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.

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