Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior Architect


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior Architect

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Create, maintain, drive and organize technical roadmap and architecture realization of Royal Philips products and solutions in China. As a leading health technology company, Philips believes that innovation can improve people’s health and healthcare outcomes, as well as making care more accessible and affordable. In concrete terms, Philips aims to improve the lives of 2 billion people a year by 2025. You will work with Philips research and innovation organizations to realize the mission in China and build them on top of China fast growing technical landscapes.

You are responsible for

  • Build and own architecture, technical roadmap, initiatives based on China requirements, trends, and China customers’ needs.
  • Work together with research / Biz Innovation for high-level platform architecture & framework definition, platform/application design specification, etc.
  • Responsible for driving harmonization and modular design of architecture, product family platforms and technology choices in their assigned area of responsibility, compliant with the overall HealthSuite Reference Architecture and leveraging common platforms and technology choices.
  • Defines scope and problem domain in a crisp and structured way in a multi-disciplinary setting: defining the problem with stakeholders and identifying key issues.
  • Delivers a consolidated (reference) architecture: creating well-defined building blocks/ system options & scenarios; choosing the optimal architecture for the business, leveraging technology, and contributing to/driving roadmaps; establishing control points (IP).
  • Ensures solid, up-to-date, and usable documentation of the architecture, using methods & tools for a structured approach.
  • End-responsible for the accepted implementation of architecture, by explaining, convincing, deciding; incl. validation and verification; solving issues and learning from them; establishing architecture lifecycle management; and teaming-up for impact. Growing and coaching the teams implementing the architecture.
  • Acts within the total context, (business, organization, roadmaps, external world, overall ecosystem etc.): driving for convergence; capturing / re-using prior art and in- and external trends; remaining up to date regarding professional knowledge.
  • Is an advocate for end consumer while having an enterprise mindset keeping platforming and agility in the center
  • Demonstartes capability to understand market and technology trends and how they apply to architecture strategies and roadmaps

You are a part of

You will be part of Philips China innovation R&D organization, working closely with Philips Businesses, Philips CTO, Chief Architect Office, Philips Research and Philips Market organizations.

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

  • A recognized bachelor or higher degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology, or related majors. 10 years + experience in similar technical leader and architect position.
  • Stakeholder management: ability to communicate vision and need and create buy-in;
  • Ability to shape direction as a change agent and deal with uncertainties.
  • Ability to discover and gather market opportunities, technical trend, customer requirements and deliver innovative solutions, strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, good verbal and writing skills in English, ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences: portfolio management, product management, engineering, sales, marketing, operation, leadership, and service. Driving of divergence, convergence and consolidation
  • Good team player in global team structure, strong experiences of leader position in technical domain, actively mentor and coach teammates.
  • Outstanding creative thinking, troubleshooting skills, be a quick learner and leading changes; openness for new challenges and application areas
  • Experience covering multiple domains, sophisticated systems and multiple technology areas.
  • Experience in system architecture and system design of complex multi-disciplinary systems
  • Experience in lifecycle management of complex multi-disciplinary systems with a long usage and service lifetime
  • Demonstrated SW architecture knowledge having experience with the full product lifecycle.
  • Expert knowledge in digitalization, software, and cloud related technologies;
  • Expert knowledge in China digital landscape and ecosystem.
  • Master of building full stack engineering discipline and practices, including but not limited to web service, restful service, micro service, database, middleware, cloud platforms, database, hosting and operation etc.
  • Solid knowledge and proven experience in medical software, health informatics, IoT
  • Deep understanding of cloud design patterns, cloud operations, and cloud cost models with hands-on ability to implement best practices or suggest improvements
  • Highly self-motivated, ownership mindset and accountability for work
  • Electronic products experience with connectivity is a plus
  • Out of the box thinker, big picture viewer while constantly seeking innovation that benefits and simplies consumers and customers

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career with Philips a leading global healthcare company. An exciting role which your work can bring big impact in fast growing China healthcare industry and to improve billions of people life.

A challenging, innovative working environment with a group of multi-discipline, talented people and global business scope. We offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities.

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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