Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior Electronics Engineer


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior Electronics 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

join one of our key growth areas, Mother & Child Care category (Philips Avent). You’ll be working for our Breast feeding, the Smart Parenting and Healthy Feeding sub-businesses. You’ll be contributing to the innovation of (new) products. Both traditional and connected products for our digital parenting platform.

You are responsible for

  • Design of electronic modules and products for the Breast feeding, Smart Parenting and Healthy Feeding sub-business including all electronic aspects of the product.
  • For our IoT products ensure optimal connectivity solutions using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth technology.
  • Support electronic module upgrade, debug, optimization, cost reduction, quality improvement in product lifecycle management.
  • Build up product electronics requirement from overall product requirement management.
  • Translate technical requirements into product concepts and electronic designs.
  • Design and test the modules or components, to ensure reliable, efficient, and user-friendly products.
  • As some of the products and solutions are Medical Devices, the product & module design and documentation shall be done according to ISO13485
  • Lead new product introduction process (mass production) for electronic modules, with cross functional teams.

  • Design, analysis and testing of systems and sub-systems, problem solving in design and providing guidance to internal team and external vendors, OEM/ODM ensuring fulfill quality/reliability/safety and meet system requirements. Display a knack for complex problem solving by evaluating options and implementing solutions

You are a part of

The Philips business group Personal Health delivers innovative lifestyle solutions for personal well-being. Our brand promise delivers innovation that matters to you, meaning that our products are caring, innovative & impactful. The sector builds on a deep understanding of people's needs and aspirations to create innovations that help consumers achieve their lifestyle ambitions.

One of the key growth areas is the Mother and Child Care category (Philips - Avent), which encompass multiple sub-businesses such as Healthy Feeding, Breast Feeding Solutions, Secure Parenting & Digital.

You’ll be working within a team of highly motivated developers in our Innovation Center.

Location: Shenzhen, China

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

  • You have BSc in Electronic Engineering;
  • Proven track record in Electronic Product development with demonstrable focus on the transfer to ODM and OEM.
  • Proven experience in medical devices design & development, according to ISO13485 and/or FDA 21 CFR 820
  • You understand analogue electronics and have knowledge on controlling motors;
  • Solid knowledge of PCBA development;
  • Solid competence and experience on battery technologies and application in consumer electronics products, eg. Li-ion batteries.  
  • Up to date knowledge on microcontroller technology;
  • Experience with the design of low-power solutions;
  • Have up to date knowledge of wireless technologies like Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi;
  • Experience on acoustic devices / sensors and signal processing
  • Experienced with Agile and LEAN ways of working;
  • Skilled working in multidisciplinary teams and the challenging communication, including multi-site development.
  • Interest in connected products, in particular in complex systems, digital, embedded software / firmware and connectivity;
  • A background with innovation development projects and feel comfortable with managing the funnel from relatively vague requirements to well defined project with committed stakeholders.
  • hands-on, getting things done mentality and ability to bring ideas to life with a proof of concept and validate that concept.
  • Have excellent communication skills and a customer centric attitude combined with a problem solving and pragmatic attitude.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Experience in working with Far-East OEM/ODM external vendors. You’re well experienced in communication with suppliers for manufacturing, cost estimation
  • Travel in South China region: ~20%

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Philips is among one of the most innovative companies investing significantly in R&D. Developing and succeeding in this world-class innovation organization will open many doors for your long-term career. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

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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