Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior Software Manager


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior Software Manager

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Manages different functional/competency teams, units and respective budgets within R&D software development focused on shaping and delivering new or upgrading existing software. Selects talent, supervises, coaches and evaluates performance of software development

personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the software development function. Acts as the enabler for the teams, has the responsibility for adoption, success and ongoing improvement of agile development and software development practices. Acts as key liaison with other

functions and organizations outside R&D to drive business results.

You are responsible for

Strategy & Execution:

  • Executes on the organization’s strategy, providing clearly defined success criteria and levels of accountability for individuals in the team. Removes impediments for the progress of the teams and acts as escalation point.

Quality & Craftmanship:

  • Consistently delivers high Quality software at a sustainable speed, maintaining an advanced level of software craftmanship as established by the SW CoE.
  • Ensures adherence to all applicable development processes, legal, quality, security and regulatory requirements.

People Leadership & Culture:

  • Develops High Performing teams: use best in class practices regarding recruitment and selection, adequate staffing, renumeration, goal setting and performance appraisals and people development. Make use of technical content and deliverables as well as feedback from others when appropriate.
  • Drives an engaged, innovative, and inspiring working environment in the teams by motivating, challenging and coaching employees.
  • Actively manages the portfolio of resources, tools and training to accomplish current and future key objectives. Manages the needed capabilities whilst developing and maintaining a long-term view on the required competences and knowledge.

Technical Engagement & Collaboration:

  • Contributes to the technical innovation of the product and/or systems which the teams are accountable for by providing insights, hands-on technical reviews and continuous feedback.
  • Stays up-to-date on the relevant technology domain. Enjoys self-learning and brings new technical practices and innovations to the team.
  • Collaborates with relevant internal and external parties establishing an effective network to obtain input on technological developments, identifying trends and opportunities.

Operational Excellence, Processes & Decision Making:

  • Executes on continuous improvement in processes and ways of working to achieve operational excellence.
  • Makes informed business and technical decisions quickly as the result of well-directed data gathering, effective analysis and good judgement. Balancing the tension between daily tasks and the long-term strategic vision of the organization.

You are a part of

A global, cross-functional technical team responsible for the design, development, and implementation of monitoring product solutions, a key player in Philips global R&D organization.

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

  • Bachelor’s degrees or above, major in software technical, or related disciplines


Typically, 10+ years of software management relevant (leadership + technical) Experience

Used to be a software technical lead in one or more areas: Architecture, BSP, firmware, application development, software quality

Competencies and skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, communicate, interact and influence effectively at technical and management levels across functions
  • Proven leadership in formulating and implementing business strategies to ensure product development and regulatory compliance to ensure high quality products
  • Demonstrated success in growing and coaching high performing engineering teams
  • Highly passionate and positive infectious attitude who strives for high performance and product quality
  • Solid experience with software development program
  • Familiar with IEC-62304 standard and software life cycle management
  • Experience in the product creation process, as well as Agile SAfe deployment
  • Strong ability of problem solving
  • Experience in medical device industry preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, excellent command of written and spoken English

In return, we offer you

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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 2.5 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.

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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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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