Senior System/Hardware Engineer

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  • Offer € 35000 - € 60000
  • Job category Engineering, Energie
  • Contract Fulltime
  • Reference number 9214800
  • Location Drachten
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Manufacturing

About this vacancy

Senior Hardware Engineer needed for a full time, job position in Drachten, DA - Homecare. Looking for an experienced engineer capable of autonomously design electronic circuits (hardware), and of supporting project teams in system architecture analysis, control strategies definition and key components selection.

Job description

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

• Responsible for designing domestic appliances electronic controls systems.

• Electronic-Hardware design as a team member, or with EPL (Electronic Project Leader) role.

• Support system architects in defining requisites, and simulating, system modules and components: Motors, valves, actuators, control strategies, PCBAs.

• Ability to read, understand, and implement a design from customer/marketing specification. Derive system and hardware requirements.

• Basic understanding of EN-standards and IEC/UL normatives for domestic appliances.

• Ability of producing standard electronic design documentation: Schematics, BOM, PCB layout/Gerbers, requirements, test plans/reports. Executing design analysis: FMEA, quality, safety, cost.

• Previous mechatronic experience and multiphysics systems modeling (Simulink), in collaboration with other disciplines experts: Mechanics, fluid-dynamic, chemistry/batteries, software controls.

• Ability to follow department standards, and procedures.

• Develop designs with minimal supervision for PCBAs controlling floorcare products. Confident with DFM-DFT-DFC practices.

• Provide professional communications skills with team members, and stakeholders.

• Provide proficient knowledge and interface to outside ODM/OEM suppliers.

• Support Supply Chain and Life Cycle Management. Provide technical assistance and guidance to other Engineering disciplines and to PRC, Marketing, Procurement.

• Provide leadership and education to other team members, especially when acting as Electronic Project Leader.

• Provide electronic interface to project teams via conference calls, design reviews, site survey’s and procurement calls.

• Provide quality workmanship in research and developing innovation.


As a senior hardware engineer your challenge is to define system and hardware requisites, model and simulate complete electromechanical/multiphysics systems, and design and validate PCBA prototypes. You must also analyze mass produced domestic appliances, and all system components and modules, for failure analysis and quality improvement. You might also be requested of coordinating electronic testing activities, and small electronic project teams. Support product development and autonomously design sub-modules and hardware functions under the supervision of project leaders in a matrix organization

Working at Royal Philips means being part of an international and highly innovative company. We use state of the art technology, which you’ll be working with on a daily basis. In Drachten the Consumer Lifestyle Division of Philips is located. At this facility Philips designs and produces several products such as vacuum cleaners, shavers and coffee machines. Within Philips we treasure our culture of open communication and we invest heavily in the personal development of our employees through training and courses.

Offer description

  • 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


• Bachelor Engineering or master in Electronics.

• Proficient with Altium CAD, LTSpice, Hardware simulators.

• Proven mechatronics systems experience: Multiphysics control systems modelling (Simulink), and simulation.

• Algorithms definition and systems control software simulation (Simulink). High level understanding of Electrical Control systems.

• Deep knowledge of standard electronic laboratories tools and common instruments.

• Deep knowledge of analog circuits, power circuits, and discrete components for cost sensitive/large volumes products.

• Deep knowledge of PCB/PCBAs manufacturing process, electronic design documents, and procedures.

• Excellent communications skills, also in English

• Ability to speak professionally and directly with team members

• Ability to provide clear explanations and guidance to no-technical stakeholders with simple language


• Basic knowledge of embedded programming (C language) is highly appreciated.

• Previous motor controls experiences: DC brushed, BLDCs.

• Previous Li-Ion battery pack and BMS systems design.


• Min.10 years design experience.

• Prior consumer or automotive experience.

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