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Philips Senior System Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts


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In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Challenges yourself to use your engineering expertise to model, design and implement some of the world’s most innovative medical and high-precision products. Your contributions can range from early customer contacts, project definition and concept creation to Mechatronics Design of new products or modifications to existing products. As the Senior Systems Engineer, you will support Philips businesses based in the US, and report directly into the Philips Engineering Solutions US Hub Site Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts. You will also report dotted-line into the Mechatronics Department based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in order to benefit from being part of a much larger, similarly skilled and like-minded team.

You are responsible for:

  • Overseeing the mechatronic solutions in major projects, which have a mid to long-term character, are complex, and can be divided in several sub-projects for the creation of subsystems.

  • Being involved within the software and electronic hardware designs.

  • Using your skills, inventiveness and curiosity to combine novel technology with user insight to lead the team in designing parts and assemblies for new medical innovations;

  • Making principle choices for the product designs, subsystems and interfaces;

  • You are responsible for the overall manufacturability, interfacing and introduction of new technology and methods in manufacturing sites.

  • Leading internal and external design (sub-)teams and work with external suppliers.

  • Working closely with the commercial department to truly understand the customer’s technologic challenges i.o to offer projects, tailored services & technical support.

You are a part of:

Philips Engineering Solutions which draws upon a huge range of competences and know-how to support our customers in bringing their innovations to market, as fast and as efficiently possible. Our pragmatic technology experts and consultants benefit from decades of experience supporting customers in Philips Businesses, Philips Research and hundreds of companies outside Philips. Each day brings new challenges as we work in many different projects.

The Mechatronics department of Philips Engineering Solutions is unique in its system design approach which has led to many innovative solutions for our customers. Think of breakthrough solutions especially in concept creation for new clinical procedures and applications.Our teams support the Philips Healthcare businesses in bringing their innovations faster to market. But we serve external business too, with the aim to cross-train diversely capable teams and constantly develop competence that are state of art. We are active in product as well as sub-system design, prototyping and testing. You will be working together in multi-disciplinary teams of highly skilled technical experts from both Philips Engineering Solutions and its customers.

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

  • A MSc degree mechanical or mechatronics engineering

  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in mechanical product, medical preferred

  • Experience with mechatronic precision equipment development preferred

  • Experience with digitalization of development; methods, tools and global collaboration

  • Interested to apply Model Based System Engineering, AI and Machine Learning in the Mechatronics context

  • Proven proficiency in 3D CAD, preferably Creo (Pro-ENGINEER) or NX Unigraphics. Must be recent practitioner

  • Proven proficiency with FEM tools, preferably ANSYS. Must be recent practitioner

  • Special emphasis on a demonstrated Mechatronics background in combining mechanical with system engineering, precision tooling, fiber optics/routing and electronic packaging.

  • Robust knowledge of design controls and risk management standards.

  • Broad technical knowledge and experience with bringing medical products to the market

  • Preferably experience with development of medical products (IEC 60601) and healthcare regulatory aspects (ISO13485, FDA)

  • Experience in coaching of designers or design teams

  • Experience in translating customer needs into technical requirements and then clearly defining the complete mechatronic needs to project members

  • Good understanding of testing critical to quality and regulatory requirements

  • Mature skills in scoping, requirement clarification, and development effort estimation

  • Proven leadership skills, acting as lead engineer, performing work breakdown / divide work & delegation / (final) review.

  • Team player and excellent communicator, especially with virtual teams

  • Strong organizing, planning, monitoring, execution skills (supplier related)

  • Proficient in English; both in written and spoken language Travel 25%

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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