System Architect Digital Innovation

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  • Offer Excellent remuneration
  • Job category Engineering, Energie
  • Contract Fulltime
  • Reference number 8437700
  • Location Eindhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry High Tech

About this vacancy

Do you want to be responsible for the architecture of Philips connected digital systems? Will you accelerate digital innovation in the Philips Health continuum covering healthy living, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and home care? Will you drive convergence of the professional health care domain and the personal consumer care spaces? Do you want to empower yourself, take initiative, innovate and constantly strive to deliver better solutions? Then we are looking for you!

Job description

As a Senior System Architect Digital Innovation, you are responsible for:

  • Defining and deploying short-term (2 years) roadmaps for digital propositions and indicating longer-term (2-4 years) expectations on developments within his/her application area
  • Defining the architecture to the level that it can be realized by project teams and decomposing the architecture in modular, easy-to-maintain and scalable subsystems that can meet future requirements
  • Co-responsible for maintaining and updating the knowledge in the architect team, with respect to innovation and new technical developments, within the area of smart connected products
  • Determining the required hardware and software interfaces in close co-operation with experts and contributing to the definition of future platforms
  • Ensuring the consistency and lean integration of quality processes focusing on continuous improvement, and a customer centric and agile way of working
  • Driving an accepted implementation of architecture, by explaining, convincing, involving of and cooperating with relevant competences
  • Driving the acquisition process and supporting program management
  • Supporting business development by identifying and qualifying technical opportunities
  • Developing propositions in alignment with Philips Global Digital Innovation Strategy
  • Leading teams in defining future architectures for smart connected products in the Philips Health continuum


The Electronic Products and Systems group is part of Philips Innovation Services and located on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven (the Netherlands). We make a major contribution to the development of many digitally connected Philips products, systems and services. You will work in a team of about 100 Electronic Designers/Engineers and System Architects and you will report directly to the Department Head.

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.


  • You will be employed by YER and seconded to Philips
  • Good employee benefits (e.g. work-life balance, pension)
  • Development opportunities, including the YER Talent Development Programme with a personal coach
  • Intensive support for international candidates (including Dutch lessons, tax-return and accommodation assistance)
  • Cooperative and results and relationship-driven
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies

Candidate profile

We are looking for:
For this senior position we are looking for you who feels comfortable in an environment where you have the possibility and flexibility to design your work yourself. We need you because you are independent, autonomic, but with good interpersonal and communicative skills. You like the challenge to further develop yourself in terms of system architecture but also in terms of coaching, empowering people, developing strategies and striving for the best solutions. You feel comfortable in influencing, negotiating with clients and project teams, to be in a broad leading role, with functional responsibilities. You get passionate when you are confronted with complex problems requiring different competences and disciplines to work together to come up with an integral solution.

Do you have

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in electrical engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience as a system designer or architect
  • Strong technical skills in system design, preferably complemented with adjacent embedded software development competences
  • Proven experience in a lean way of working
  • A passion for and a deep understanding of connected products, in particular complex eco-systems, comprising of integrated sensors, data generation/processing and connectivity
  • Experience in coaching and leading colleagues/teams in finding the right platform solutions
  • Experience with working in multidisciplinary teams including multi-site development

Furthermore, you have

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Good analytical and conceptual skills
  • A problem solving and pragmatic attitude
  • Fluent in English
  • Position is full time and location is on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven
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