Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Electrical Design Engineer


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Electrical Design Engineer

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

The Electrical Design Engineer position provides the successful candidate with an immediate opportunity to be involved with technology that helps save lives, improve patient outcomes, and reduce the cost of medicine around the world.  Philips is a leading innovator in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and at the heart of every MRI scanner is a superconducting magnet.  Superconducting magnet technology is a cornerstone in the Philips Healthcare portfolio. As an international organization, Philips is well placed to offer a broad range of technical and leadership opportunities in various organizations throughout the world.

You are responsible for

In this role as Electrical Design Engineer, you will focus primarily on support of electronics, controls, and electrical components to support the maintenance of superconducting MRI magnet production.  Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis, and testing of electrical components and controls against their design specifications
  • Developing new processes, methods, and ways of working.
  • Reviewing and ensuring adequacy of manufacturing process validation and vendor qualification activities.
  • Analyzing manufacturing issues related to mechanical and electrical design and providing solutions where required.
  • Working with the Procurement Engineering team for supply localization and cost reduction.

You are a part of

A global R&D team with diverse backgrounds and expertise.  The Suzhou based team works in close collaboration with Development Engineering in Latham, NY as well as Project Management, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Service, and Quality team members throughout the product lifecycle. 

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


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. preferred
  • 5+ years of practical experience applying electrical engineering principles in the new product introduction environment

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including fluency in English and Chinese languages.
  • Ability to design, develop, and debug electrical circuits, both analog and digital
  • Understanding of control theory and experience generating control algorithms
  • Real-time control functionality implementation in C/C++
  • Relevant Matlab/Simulink tools proficiency
  • Basic proficiency in other programming languages and tools such as Python, Vector
  • Ability to design mechanical elements necessary to support the electrical components
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • A self-starter, highly motivated with good organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to interface with customers and be effective at managing vendors and suppliers
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office proficiently

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Software – Labview, Mathcad, Inventor, AutoCAD, Orcad, ANSYS, Reliasoft Suite
  • Experience developing superconducting magnets
  • Hands on experience in building hardware, creating test fixtures, setting up tests, and performing data acquisition, etc.

In return, we offer you

At Philips, we are driven by our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2025, and every day we move closer to achieving our goal by creating cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved care, and increased quality of life for patients. Thanks to our employees who share our passion for improving lives, we are at the forefront of the Healthcare industry leading in image guided interventions, ultrasound, patient monitoring, cardiology informatics, sleep therapy and respiratory care. Named one of the Top 50 Happiest Companies in America in 2013, we enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs.

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. Learn more by watching this video.

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Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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