Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior System Engineer- Ultrasound R&D


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior System Engineer- Ultrasound R&D

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

Your challenge

Philips Healthcare Ultrasound in China is a leader in development and manufacture of high quality and high performance medical diagnostic ultrasound products to delight customers in China and worldwide. The company is looking for experienced system engineer who can be a key leader in a fast acting and solution oriented team on Philips Ultrasound projects to deliver success in accelerating the NMPA registration process for time-to-market launches, and releasing the China local Ultrasound products. This position will work in fast-moving business environments where solid skills in leading and executing our engineering projects end to end with NMPA requirement specifications, delivering PTR with technical contents, resolving system related technical challenges related to PTR, and execution are critical for success. Expansion of our Ultrasound business group in China means we have a challenging vacancy for a system engineer who is prepared to take responsibility for contributing to our R&D team to deliver quality specification for NMPA type testing, draft and complete PTR with technical contents, and resolve engineering challenges in supporting our regulatory NMPA testing end to end from project planning to finish on all required testing categories. The capability to work closely with Philips Ultrasound key functions that include RA, Research & Development, Manufacturing, and Marketing and with our global BG sites are required.

Your responsibilities

As a system engineer in Philips Healthcare Ultrasound R&D in China, you will report to the Philips Ultrasound R&D director in China; You will work on leading the PTR specification challenges in our NMPA Type Testing projects for NMPA certification of our medical diagnostic ultrasound systems and products. Working with both internal/external cross-functional teams of R&D, Regulatory Assurance, Marketing, ISC, also closely with Philips BU key technical interfaces and RA team to execute type testing activities are required. You will also be working with Philips Ultrasound R&D colleagues to support the China local product releases and productions.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for leading an Ultrasound China local product’s NMPA type testing project with solid project planning, risk management, issues resolution, and final closure. Leading the project’s daily activities with project team tasks coordination, resource allocation, budgeting, and end to end execution to success that includes PTR-config confirmation-pre-testing-Type Test-Deficiency Response-GMP.
  • Working with BG R&D SME, RA, Marketing to deliver PTR with technical contents for the China local product certification in China, exercising and applying strong knowledge of IEC and NMPS standards.
  • Provide overall technical leadership and responsible for realization of our China local products’ full systems product release/life cycle management to ensure quality and NMPA compliance.
  • Understand system architecture, system decomposition, allocation of derived requirements down to HW/SW element and part level and related traceability,
  • Apply theory of operation of features targeted for NMPA registration for providing technical support on NMPA questions in NMPA type testing, during the NMPA submission and reviews, and GMP audit.
  • Trade-off of product/system design specifications and interfaces, determine feasibility of potential solutions, and leading technical & design reviews
  • Work as a key R&D member on the NMPA testing project team with members from all impacted functions that include R&D, RA, PI, MFG, to deliver project success with completion of the type testing, deficiency response actions, and GMP audit on time and on target.
  • Work closely with project managers and project leaders at BU to ensure quality deliverables and compliance
  • Understanding and excising knowledge of NMPA, GB, IEC and related standards in managing project activities for compliance
  • Exercising sound judgment within broadly defined system engineering and type testing practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, prioritization, tradeoffs, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Your team

You will be working in the Philips Healthcare Ultrasound Research and Development organization in SuZhou/Shanghai, China, also the Business Units of Ultrasound in North America. You will also work with manufacturing/SC team in Suzhou.

We Offer

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:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Annual leave.
  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development
    budget, free training and coaching
  • Healthy work-life balance
  • Continuous career development in Philips.

We are looking for

We are looking for a highly professional system engineer with

  • Requires an MS degree in Bio Engineering, EE, ME, Materials, Industrial Engineering, Physics, and/or Science. 
  • >3-5+ years of work experience in medical device industry as system engineer; Experience and/or strong knowledge in Ultrasound Engineering is preferred. Strong knowledge and experience working with NMPA regulation testing is a strong plus.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and team skills, with solid track record in system engineering & deliver result. Capability of using the latest technologies and resources, often realizing systems based on unverified specifications, making a substantial contribution to the innovation of product and processes.
  • Ability to work effectively in managing technological complexity of products in multi-disciplinary setting; Strong ability to operate independently; ability to work collaboratively and resolve conflict across different departments.
  • Skills in contributing in developing partly and sometimes wholly new product, process or technology, capability for eliciting, reviewing, and characterizing stakeholder feedback; creating and reviewing system-user interaction model with various Systems Engineering related Methods/tools.
  • Quality-conscious, result-oriented, and ready to take ownership
  • Acts as a mentor to junior engineering team members, and steer skills to focus on high priority and project problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated history of solid occupational ethics, good track record of working well in engineering team environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. Able to effectively communicate and/or present complex technical issues to engineers and managers
  • Having adequate product-level knowledge of ultrasound systems and some knowledge in a variety of specialties; some clinical knowledge is a plus. Knowledge and understanding of technical requirements associated with area of work and capable of learning how it relates to the final product.
  • Proficient in both Chinese & English

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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