Function Developer

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  • Offer Good remuneration
  • Job category Engineering
  • Contract Fulltime
  • Reference number 8056500
  • Location Drachten
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Medical & Health

About this vacancy

For Philips Drachten we are recruiting a Function Developer.

Job description

As a Function Developer you develop and test innovative technical solutions to fulfil consumer or product function requirements. You work in a team in close cooperation with both the product development team and the product researchers. You always safeguard their trusted values regarding functionality, design and simplicity. You are also responsible for:

  • Translate commercial, functional and design specifications into technical concepts
  • Develop and engineer appropriate modules
  • Safeguard functionality, performance, quality, reliability and manufacturability of products
  • Plan, realize and steer the function development
  • Find and generate knowledge (extern and internal) in a recognized, specific domain relevant for the appliance development, that is not readily available externally
  • Maintain and increase the level of knowledge in defined domain and make it available in the departments in a way that is accessible for others
  • Influence strategic decisions on appliance design based on his/her expert knowledge
  • Search actively for new ways to improve and explore knowledge into his/her own knowledge domain
  • Generate necessary input for roadmap and strategy discussions
  • Cooperate with colleagues and other departments
  • Is able to influence people and help build a team


With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women's health, Philips operates in the areas of Imaging Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare and Customer Services. Philips combines its clinical expertise and human insights to create innovative solutions across the continuum of care, in partnership with clinicians and our customers, to provide better value and expand access to care for millions. Our teams are working hard every day to improve patient outcomes all the way from disease prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, therapy monitoring, and disease management. Irrespective of whether the care cycle takes the patient from doctor's office to hospital or hospital to home, or simply from one medical department to another, Philips Healthcare's unique medical solutions are designed to optimize the quality and flow of patient information and clinical decision making.

Philips Drachten offers access to a range of advanced innovation services, expertise and high-tech facilities across the whole innovation process. The main service extends from concept creation support, product and process development, prototyping and small series production, equipment development, quality and reliability, industrialization, right through to sustainability and industrial consulting.


You will be employed by YER and seconded to Philips. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits
  • Challenging assignment
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Cooperative and results and relationship driven
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture

Candidate profile

  • Master or Bachelor Degree in Material Science, Physics or Mechanical Engineering
  • Broad technical interest and are eager to learn and explore new fields
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the field of (consumer) function development
  • Familiar with state-of-the-art development techniques
  • Passion for (complex) technical puzzles, always working thorough understanding and knowledge build-up by determining theoretical realization
  • Team player, quality driven and you have good coordination, communication skills
  • Experience in translating modules and concepts or empirical modelling their working
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma is a plus
  • The ability to balance innovation and practical into architectural
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