Philips Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Your challenge

The Software Quality Assurance Engineer role is a vital organizational component ensuring regulated automated tools used in the Quality System are appropriately validated and controlled through their life cycle from development, deployment, change control and retirement. This includes ensuring project teams adhere to processes and control mechanisms for software, hardware, data and relevant security to meet regulatory requirements.

This role provides subject matter expertise with respect to the compliance and control of regulated tools used in the Quality Systems. The scope of this role extends from PH Q&R specific tools to those tools controlled by the PH business units that have implications in their respective quality systems. Support in this manner is determined by organizational demand and location of the tool with regards to the particular quality system(s) it is supporting.

Your responsibilities

In this role as Software Quality Assurance Engineer you will be responsible for the following:

Enforce policies and procedures for System Life Cycle control for use in Healthcare across all automated processes that drive, interface with, and provide data for the Quality System.

Support development of the validation strategy and the validation effort from planning to retirement of Q& R systems and tools including interfaces to and from the system.

Support regulatory and internal audits. Provide subject matter expertise during regulatory and partner inspection.

Provide software quality assurance support in design and development of software solutions, and facilitate the application of controls and risk management by reviewing and approving IT change-control requests submitted by cross-functional project teams to assess potential quality system impact.

Ensure that system development projects and changes to existing systems are conducted in compliance with the FDA Quality System Regulation and Medical Device Directives.

Work alongside other validation professionals to gather data, plan activities, and obtain reviews and approvals of documentation including approving documentation with respect to software development lifecycle policies and procedures.

Assist in developing user, functional and technical requirements for IT systems.

Provide guidance and support to personnel in their validation efforts, to ensure compliance.

Provide GxP-related quality assurance oversight, with an emphasis on software validation.

Track system life cycle deliverables and activities to ensure that regulations, protocols, procedures, and methodologies are followed, and that appropriate and complete documentation is captured and reported to support validation activities.

Represent Quality & Regulatory Compliance and Control on cross-functional teams in support of SDLM activities.

Advise technical personnel and management on regulatory compliance and interpretation and recommend appropriate corrective actions where needed.

Your team

We have a dynamic and rewarding career opportunity for a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. This position is located in Eindhoven, MA. At Philips Healthcare we simplify healthcare by focusing on people – patients and care providers. Through combining human insights and clinical expertise, we aim to improve patient outcomes while lowering the burden on the healthcare system. Philips delivers advanced solutions both for health professionals, to meet the needs of patients, and for empowered consumers for affordable healthcare whether in hospital or at home.

Our offer

This role comes with a competitive compensation offering and a generous holiday / vacation offering, but that’s not all. Quality is right on the top of Philips leadership agenda and that means you have the unique opportunity to come in and have a recognized voice to drive and witness exciting, transformational changes. You will be empowered to drive high quality, ground breaking innovations with a globally recognized, premium brand behind you. And when you are successful in this role’s mission, you will have an array of diverse career options open to you – across different functional areas, product lines, business groups and/or geographies. That is a commitment Philips Quality Leadership team has made and stands by.

We are looking for

Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in validation of computer systems and systems security and control including supervision of a technical professional staff

Experience working in disciplined regulated industry in the application of automated technology particularly 21 CFR, ISO 13485, GAMP 5

Minimum of 7 computerized systems implementations, comprised of multiple application types, in a regulated environment

Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate (both oral and written) with junior project team/ organizational members, business leaders and senior executives.

Expertise in IT protocols related to software/hardware validation, information security, data lifecycle management

Understanding of current inspectional practices of FDA, notified bodies and other regulatory agencies including previous interface with such bodies during regulatory assessments or inspections

Ability to apply current inspectional techniques to project documentation during the system lifecycle and prior to FDA inspection to ensure a comprehensive documentation package is created and maintained.

Effective judgment and decision making skills, typically made under stressful situations

Competency in project management and the execution of multiple projects