Philips Principe Architect Digital Platforms in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Principal Architect (Big Data)

Philips is developing new cloud-based informatics based platforms like the Health Suite Digital Platform.

These platforms enable connected healthcare care and decision support for both patients and care providers.

Philips Research is the innovation engine of Philips. It is creating new innovative digital solutions and cloud based services on top of our informatics platforms. Our cloud-based environments (platform as a service offering) are used for big data decision support, high performance computing and optimizing workflows within a broad spectrum of care providers and healthcare institutes.

Your challenge

As principal architect you will be creating innovative top notch technology for our Healthcare Digital propositions. You will be working on the edge of today’s technology in creating new innovative propositions that make use of big data, smart algorithms and deep learning technologies. You work beyond technical aspects of architecture and are able to define organizational, business and processes aspects of architecture. You are able to work with multiple stakeholders on next generation cross category products/services and platforms.

Your responsibilities

An overview of your tasks:

  • Define scope and problem domain for the architecture in a crisp and structured way: defining the problem with stakeholders (project team) and identifying key issues.

  • Deliver a consolidated architecture: creating well defined system architecture scenarios, including all relevant decompositions and views, choosing the optimal architecture and consolidation with the stakeholders, leveraging technology and available platforms, contributing to/driving roadmaps, establishment of control points (IPR), implementation into solid platforms and supporting margin improvements.

  • Ensure complete and up to date documentation of the architecture and implementation thereof to a level that it can be used by project teams; using (standard) methods & tools for a structured approach.

  • Driving an accepted implementation of architecture, by explaining, convincing, involving of and cooperating with all functions, deciding; incl. supporting validation and verification; solving issues and learning from them; architecture lifecycle management and evaluation of platform usage.

  • Act within the total context, (business, organization, roadmaps, external world, etc.): driving for convergence; capturing / re-use of prior art and in- and anticipating external trends. Balancing TTM, Quality, Cost

  • Carry out free architectural research to spot relevant upcoming technologies i.e.:pre-screen own creative ideas on their usefulness for Philips or find ways to actively propose and pursue new ideas.

  • Coach other architects and is able to maintain a network with colleagues and experts internal and external Philips to successfully transfer architectural concepts;

More specifically:

You ensure proper use of technical IT and data lifecycle management methodologies in/for Philips products and services. In addition, you contribute to data lifecycle management/data analytics strategy within the Research program. You have a full understanding of the state-of-the-art technologies and create original contributions. You support important challenges in each phase of data lifecycle management (from data acquisition, via cleansing, integration, analysis to interpretation and visualization). This also includes domain specific IT infrastructures and techniques within clinical, acute care and population health.

Our 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:

  • A highly competitive salary package based on your background and experience

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount

  • Healthy work-life balance

Your team

Philips Research is the source of many advanced developments in Healthcare, Lifestyle and Technology. Building on 100 years of experience in industrial research and our world-leading patent position, we're dedicated to bringing meaningful innovations that improve people's lives. We provide technology options for innovations in the area of health and well-being, targeted at both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept and first-of-a-kind product development. For more insights you can visit:

The mission of the Digital Platform Solutions team is to accelerate the creation of new digital propositions by providing deep knowledge and expertise on digital platforms, cloud and high performance computing (HPC), big data lifecycle management and R&D tooling.

We are looking for:

Our ideal candidate has:

  • A MSc/BSc in mathematics, physics, computer science or another relevant area and +7 years senior working experience in an advanced IT technology setting;

  • At least 3 years of applied research experience in the domain of big data lifecycle management and proven affinity to the research way of working in the Health-tech domain;

  • Understanding of healthcare products and services is a pre;

  • In-depth understanding of relevant upcoming technologies beyond big data analytics solutions;

  • Strong architectural knowledge and proven experience on digital platforms, cloud solutions, big data platforms and complex IT Infrastructures;

  • Good programing skills (Java, Python) as well as knowledge and experience with database systems (SQL, non-SQL), tools for data integration, analysis, and data modeling. Broad experience with visualization is a plus;

  • Practical experience and knowledge of various Linux distributions;

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong personal relationships at all levels, both internal and external to Philips Research; with customers, obtain their user needs and be able to transform those into practical solutions;

  • Team worker in multidisciplinary and international settings, able to adapt quickly;

  • Natural leader without formal authorityFast learner able to quickly picking up new areas.

Recruitment process

If you are interested, we kindly ask you to submit your application (only via the website). After a pre-selection process you can receive an invite for a further phone call screening by the Talent Acquisition Consultant.

When positive, you will be invited for (face-to-face) business interviews. The interviews will take place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The screening will take place after the closing date. Closing date of the posting is March 1st, 2016.