Posted on Oct 12th 2019

System Architect


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

System Architect

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Deliver high quality (subsystems of) products, by meeting user and business requirements and managing technical complexity

You are responsible for

  • Define system requirements of Personal Health Products.
  • Responsible for the realization of full systems product release/life cycle management meeting quality and compliance, function, safety, security and cost targets.
  • Translation of user and business requirements into product requirements, high level product design, check and optimize integration and verification
  • Define internal and external interfaces of each system element
  • System decomposition and allocation of derived requirements down to HW/SW element and part level and related traceability.
  • Trade-off of product/system design specifications and interfaces, determine feasibility of potential solutions
  • Analysis of system requirements and country legal requirements. Ensure full Product Safety Risk Management in a regulation compliant manner.
  • Development of the system architecture in-line with existing generic architectures (HW/SW platform) and functional safety.
  • Identify and track critical timing aspects on system level
  • Establish verification criteria to ensure key requirements and critical timing aspect could be validated within agreed constraints of the system architecture
  • Lead and be involved in various parts of the product life cycle from Innovation, Quotation, to Development phases by working with the customer and development engineering team.
  • Participates and support development team in design reviews
  • Documentation of the product system by formal description, communicating to project team system constraints to ensure key impact factors are respected
  • Identification of optimization options on system level
  • Moderates and supports problem resolution between the different disciplines in the area of the system
  • Lead as key competence resource in multi-partner cross-functional and cross-cultural teams.
  • Attends training to develop skills and knowledge to keep up to date with latest technology

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

  • Engineering Degree with minimum 8+ years’ experience in Mechatronics or related discipline. Relevant product domain experience in consumer portable or wearable product is an added advantage
  • Be able to lead design topics and structured problem solving.
  • Strong knowledge in system requirement management.
  • Experienced in Agile and product development methodology.
  • Knowledge in Functional Safety requirement
  • Very good knowledge of product development methodology, traceability method, design methods and processes, system, and functional safety requirements management.
  • Familiar with Design for Six Sigma, Lean development, FMEA, MS office applications.
  • Critical thinker with outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Confident communicator with ability to effectively present concepts and ideas both verbally and visually in English in a multi-site international setting. Proficient in Chinese and English writing and speaking.
  • Ability to interact with customers and business partners
  • Strong team player, accurate, cost and quality minded.
  • Must be able to travel for business

In return, we offer you

A competitive and designed around you benefit package


A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips values its innovation capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this R&D role addressing various challenges as a senior staff in the competence team and interacting with multiple functions with global reach will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise.


A challenging, innovative working environment with a group of multi-discipline, talented people and international business scope. You will work in the center of gravity of RnD site for a rapid growing international business. Enjoy the exploration flexibility from front-end till industrialization to generate real business impact.

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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