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Philips Senior Software Support Engineer in Zeist, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

offer support to Philips and its partners/customers. A role as Engineer in the Forcare Customer Support team consists of a diversity of tasks and responsibilities. These tasks and responsibilities are varying with the Forcare implementations in hospitals, which makes the job challenging. Forcare has an inspiring international work environment that provides the possibility to balance work and home with lots of opportunity to grow your career and making a difference.

You are responsible for

  • Handling support tickets, and taking phone calls.

  • Answering questions regarding installation, configuration and product functionality.

  • Providing support remotely from the office, occasionally onsite.

  • Collaborating, if needed with Development, to resolve complex technical issues and if possible to prevent these issues from happening again.

  • Updating the knowledge base.

  • Occasionally providing technical training.

  • Implementing technical change requests.

  • Managing environments (OS + software). Ex: upgrading Forcare software / 3rd party products / OS + security patches, running reports, executing proactive support + monitoring of critical systems, updating licenses.

You are a part of

a small personal company (+/-100FTE) within a larger organisation, offering a nice balance between the two. As a Senior Technical Support Engineer you are part of the support team within Order to Cash. The team is growing and focusing on the best quality customer experience, by means of answering to complex IT issues.

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

  • At least 3 years of experience with supporting complex IT solutions

  • Providing support for software products within the healthcare market

  • Higher education (Bachelor)

  • Good verbal and writing skills in English and Dutch

  • Operating systems (Windows Server / Linux)

  • Database management and writing SQL queries

  • One or more script languages


  • Infrastructure and Network troubleshooting

  • Preferred: Proficient with Apache Tomcat (installation, configuration, maintenance)

  • Preferred: Knowledge of Healthcare communication standards (DICOM, HL7, IHE)

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex 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. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities.

Why should you join Forcare?

Founded in 2006 Forcare is a Dutch software company located in Zeist providing software products and services for healthcare institutions worldwide. Our focus is enabling “interoperability” between healthcare IT systems. We provide products and services to interconnect existing healthcare information systems to securely share and exchange patient data. Forcare’s vision is that for improving patient health care the clinical information systems need to cooperate in creating, sharing and managing clinical patient data, both inside and outside the healthcare enterprise. Based on this approach, healthcare institutions can share clinical information and realize more efficient and flexible cooperation. This enables healthcare professionals to provide high quality care in a more efficient way.

Forcare is active in markets in Europe, Middle East and the Americas, enjoying a fast growing, international customer and employee footprint. Recently acquired by Philips, Forcare’s ambition is to grow at an accelerated pace in the coming years and seize the global increase in demand for interoperability and standardization in digital health care. From a career perspective, the merge with Philips will bring even more career opportunities to our employees.

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