Posted on Oct 12th 2019

System Architect


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

System Architect

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 make life better

Shape the business-critical future on our Male Grooming and Beauty products.

As the world around us is rapidly changing into to new digital services and propositions, the system architect should also be familiar with digital products, connectivity and new business models.

You are responsible for

As system architect you will defining and communicating a shared technical and architectural vision across multiple product families and projects within the Grooming & Beauty business to ensure the systems or solutions under development are fit for its intended purpose.

  • Together with the program manager and category lead you will translate the long term business strategy into consumer benefit driven propositions for the local and global market, based on existing Grooming & Beauty reference architecture;
  • Delivering a consolidated (reference) architecture by creating well defined building blocks, system options and scenarios and choosing the optimal architecture for the business
  • Drives strategic harmonization, modular design and reuse-initiatives within Grooming & Beauty and leverages within Personal Health (e.g. integrated solutions, strategic cross business technology and platform harmonization, common building blocks, product family alignment and scoping, architectural integration selection of strategic technologies, establishing control points and IP);
  • Participates in the definition of the Grooming & Beauty Reference Architecture & Technology roadmap/program
  • Plan and develop the Architectural Runway in support of new business Features and Capabilities and resolves key technical impediments.
  • End-responsible for the accepted implementation of the defined architecture.

You are a part of
The Grooming & Beauty architectural team working for Personal Health. The team ensures the E2E development of the products and solutions within Grooming & Beauty which can vary between products, native apps, web solutions, voice etc.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • Master’s Degree and relevant experience in a leading tech-company with 5 plus years of progressive related work experience, preferably in an architect role in a product/systems engineering context, preferably in a healthcare company;
  • Proven teamwork, including ability to work effectively across organizational and geographic boundaries, building bridges between teams;
  • Demonstrated experience leading and influencing development teams and stakeholders in a global, multi-location organization;
  • Architecture skills based on high quality delivery of solutions that include a breadth of hardware (mechatronics) as well as software understanding;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Multiyear experience covering multiple domains, complex systems (e.g. distributed systems), and multiple technology areas;
  • Understand and able to deal with the differences and tensions between the ODM model and in-house model
  • Ability to shape direction and deal with uncertainties;
  • Inquisitive mindset to get to the real research questions, and creativity to find an answer;
  • Strong communicator who understands the target audience.
  • If selected you will be taking on a variety of topics such as: cutting elements hardware, batteries, motors, connectivity chips/firmware, materials, colors, finishing, packaging, life cycle cost, etc. You will be the all-round ‘spider in the web’ and will have the opportunity to be involved with a wide variety of topics across businesses.

In return, we offer you

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences,An extensive set of tools to drive your career via training and coaching;




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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