Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior System Engineer


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior System Engineer

Job Description

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common. An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to improve people’s life through meaningful innovation

  • As the Sr. System Engineer, you are accountable for ensuring the product development team (including ODM/OEM suppliers) follows the Philips V-model process to ensure product exceed consumer expectations and are safe and reliable in the field.
  • You will coordinate System Integration activities during the design development phases.
  • You are responsible for the product verification strategy.
  • By bringing fantastic oral healthcare products to market, you will help consumers achieve a lifetime of better overall health and ensure the continued growth of an already thriving business!

You are responsible for

  • You are responsible for translating business and user requirements to product requirements
  • Developing the System Integration plan and supervising System Integration activities
  • Developing the product verification strategy and reviewing verification results to confirm product requirements are met
  • Developing and following up on the product design FMEA that feeds into the element design FMEAs
  • Setting up the database that is used by the project team to document outputs of the Philips V-model process
  • Communication of V-model maturity during product development to management
  • Mentoring and coaching of Systems Engineers supporting projects in the Oral healthcare Business

You are a part of

  • Philips Oral Healthcare Business Unit which is committed to bringing our customers the best in-mouth experience we can provide while providing them with the oral healthcare they deserve.  With the strong link between oral health and heart health, we are helping people to live longer, healthier lives.  Philips Oral Healthcare is also committed to helping each employee reach their own personal goals for development.  You design your own career path with the mentoring/coaching programs and stretch assignments offered to employees.
  • As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be a part of the core team of a new product development project. Throughout the project, you will frequently interact with the Project Manager, Marketing Manager, and Product Researcher, as well as a variety of technical subject matter experts both locally and internationally.
  • This position is part of the Oral Healthcare team and is based in the Philips Innovation Center in Shenzhen China, with occasional travel to innovation center in Bothell (Seattle, WA), USA.  This position should be capable of drive project execution on accelerating innovations through ODM/OEM partnerships external to Philips.

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

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Biomedical Engineering.
  • 10+ years’ experience in a product development environment.
  • Awareness and end-to-end exposure to Systems Engineering activities in all phases of product development life cycle (concept to release).
  • Building requirement management focus using DOORS or a similar system is preferred.
  • Planning and execution of System Integration and System Verification
  • Preferably experience within a regulated industry (medical devices highly desirable, along with knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management, FDA Quality System Regulations, and ISO 13485).
  • 8+ experience in application of Design for Six Sigma methods and tools [preferred]
  • Functional competencies: fact-based, uses logic to solve problems, analyzes problems skillfully
  • Communication and presentation skills: documents data / decisions in a detailed and structured way, tailors ways to best present information to audience and presents complex technical data in a concise way
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with people globally and all levels of the organization
  • Fluent in English (both writing and verbal) and preferably fluent in Mandarin
  • Logical thinking and demonstrated competencies on handling multiple tasks.
  • The desire to work on projects that change people’s lives.
  • Critical eye to detail.
  • Curious and inventive attitude.

In return, we offer you
A good career development platform

How we work at Philips
Our newly-adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.
Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways:
We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.
We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams and our customers on a case-by-case basis.
We want to be at our best: The way we work and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best.

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 innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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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