Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Hardware Development Lead


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Hardware Development Lead

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 will have the opportunity to improve people’s life through meaningful innovation

  • As the hardware and firmware development lead, you will develop Oral Healthcare products, systems and/or solutions with external ODM/OEM suppliers and according to the V-model. Satisfies user and business requirements by applying internal and external research results, and technology advancements, while taking care of the total system and the inner workings of a design.

You are responsible for

  • Manage ODM/OEM projects to ensure that the solution will meet business and product requirements, and the processes are in line with project guidelines, directives, and comply to quality management system.
  • Collaborate with the ODM/OEM suppliers, to develop high-volume consumer medical devices in the oral healthcare domain.
  • Capable of architecting, designing, documenting, and implementing high quality electronics solution on multiple platforms across multiple product ranges. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Define hardware/firmware requirements as specification for ODM/OEM suppliers
    • Hardware development using microcontrollers, battery charging circuits, and BLE radios.
    • Document, manage, and help to define/obtain/refine requirements, design docs, design reviews and verification procedures,
    • Establish consistent ways of working with respect to embedded systems internally and with external suppliers
    • Design and test the modules or components, to ensure that the product meets requirements
    • Understand and communicate boundaries of proposed designs and architecture on the electronics product roadmap.
    • Draw up personal schedule and report on progress, as well as contribute to the planning process of the hardware and/or other subsystem
    • Contribute to the estimation of the required development effort and run-time resources

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.
  • 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

  • Bachelor/Master degree in computer science, electronical/electronics engineering.
  • 10+ years of relevant working experience, owning/leading hardware/firmware development in projects from idea through implementation.
  • Preferably experience within a regulated industry (medical devices highly desirable, along with knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management, FDA Quality System Regulations, and ISO 13485).
  • Hands-on knowledge of small micro-controllers, analog interfaces, battery charging system and firmware development.
  • Experience in wireless technologies development such as BLE, Wi-Fi, and Zigbee.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills in a multi-discipline engineering project environment, including working with development suppliers.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with people globally and all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in technical problem solving.
  • Demonstrated good technical documentation skills.
  • 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

Describe in two to three lines what tangible and intangible benefits the incumbent will gain in this role. Use our Employer Value Proposition (EVP) themes and information gathered in the RSM as input sources.

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.




* 我希望收到飞利浦工作提醒。 这是什么意思?


No similar jobs found