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Philips Senior Architect, System in Pune, India


Job Purpose:

The system architect is directly responsible for the architecture of a range of large and complex systems and/or subsystems.

Key Areas of responsibility

  • Is responsible for the requirements of the whole product line

  • Elicits and analyses the stakeholder requirements

  • Prepares proposals and alternatives, guiding towards optimum balance of short- & long-term requirements, for discussion with major stakeholders.

  • Specifies the requirements of a project, which serves as contract for the project’s WHAT will be delivered, with focus on ‘good-is-good-enough’

  • Manages the technical and safety risks.

  • Is responsible for the (sub)system architecture of the product line/innovation program

  • Creates the product architecture in a modular, easy to maintain and extendible components and modules, and guards and manages the architecture

  • Defines and details the product architecture, to the level that it can be realized by project teams

  • Detects common architectural and functional components in order to enable reuse and maintainability

  • Implements the constraints that originate from legacy and relevant ilities

  • Discusses, deploys and attunes solutions with the project stakeholders

  • Determines and manages the external and internal interfaces framework in cooperation with all interface stakeholders

  • Monitors and manages that the architecture is understood and used correctly by all stakeholders

  • Contributes to the innovation of products, processes and procedures

  • Leads technical pre-studies

  • Delivers according to the pre-study charter

  • Participates in innovation studies

  • Is responsible for the technology roadmap.

  • Makes an inventory of the technology options

  • Defines, maintains and deploys technology roadmaps and indicates long-term expectations on developments within the application area, in close cooperation with the Business Architect

  • Advises on internal development or outsourcing

  • Advises on realization, planning and budgets

  • Obtain and maintains internal and external network for knowledge build-up.

Job knowledge, skills and experience

  • Master/Bachelor in Engineering in related discipline

  • Preferably 15+ years of experience


  • Has an in depth understanding of all products of the CDG he/she is working for

  • Has an in depth understanding of all involved and upcoming new technologies

Technical skills and experience

  • Leads the creative process of the architecture of a product range.

  • Able to reach a solution within a complex and very often conflicting business requirements.

  • Understanding of the business strategy and development

  • Several years of experience as system designer or architect in a SW/HW discipline.

  • Experienced in technical leadership.

Personal skills

  • Knows how to engage technical people in coming to the proposed solution

  • Lateral thinker with helicopter view, capable of finding appropriate solutions covering the implications in other disciplines

  • Good listener

  • Coaching capabilities

  • Improvement attitude

  • Business minded