Senior Systems Engineer, interventional MR system lead designer

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Job DescriptionIn this role, you have the opportunity to

Make the difference in the lives of millions of people across the globe by bringing innovation in magnetic resonance imaging to life.

In this role you lead innovation of our MR RF receive coil product portfolio, with a lot of attention to the interface between the MRI system and the RF coil portfolio. Together with the system architecture team, you are leading the technical definition and realization of innovations in the receive coil portfolio and its interfaces, in an international organization.

Key elements are physical patient handling, coil connectivity and patient table setup workflow, mechanical and electrical safety, biocompatibility, cleanability and reliability. This work is central to the daily use of the MR system; the receive coils are in direct contact with patients and are often handled by the operators of the system.

You are responsible for
  • Defining the requirements and guiding the design of a leading MRI RF coil portfolio, with a clear focus on product quality and on ensuring great user experience, coordinating all parties involved in the definition, development, market introduction and maintenance of MRI receive coils

  • Maintaining a clear overview of the requirements of the set of RF receive coils used in the Philips MR portfolio

  • Leading the definition of all aspects of physical connectivity (electrical, mechanical, data, form, fit and function) driving for reliability, modularity, long term stability and channel count scalability

  • Enabling great user experiences based on solid workflow analysis, for many use cases, and translating that into system requirements

  • Negotiating the coil portfolio interfaces with adjacent teams responsible for e.g. the MRI patient table subsystem.

  • Ensuring compliance to the relevant regulations and business policies, including representation of your subsystem in regulatory audits

You are a part of

The MR systems engineering team is a global team responsible for translating the architectural and business needs of the business into effective and reliable system design, and leading the engineering activities that bring these designs to market.

The team consists of highly experienced and driven people with a passion for meaningful innovation.

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

You are creative and innovative, with a strong drive to deliver uncompromising quality. You naturally take the lead in your teams, have good communication skills and can interact effectively with multidisciplinary professionals at all levels in the organization. You aim to realize high quality results, with your teams, and have the will and drive to develop yourself, and your team members.

The role requires

  • 10 years of experience in technically leading roles in the RF domain (50-300 MHz)

  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams to consensus on high quality device requirements and design, on time

  • Ability to understand and help define high quality (safe and reliable) user workflows; the products defined in this role are handled by people regularly and directly touch patients

  • Ability to drive reliability modeling (based on PFMEA) to conclusion

  • Academic level of RF electronics capability and of the mechanical design of related components, with the ability to translate that into concrete engineering requirements, leading cross functional technical teams

  • Ability to deeply understand the drives of your team members and be able to constructively navigate a complex, multicultural and international organization

You must have proven knowledge of/experience in:

  • Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Decomposition & Budgeting methodologies (e.g. INCOSE)

  • Creating trust and managing conflict within your core design team

  • Analyzing, estimating and articulating technical risks

  • Being very clear and maintaining a firm stance when needed---while talented at building trust in working relationships

  • Leading risk based scenario thinking

Furthermore, you will:

  • Demonstrate passionate commitment to the needs of the patients, the systems users, our customers, product quality and our environment.

  • Provide vision and direction to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Be able to work under pressure to meet program time lines, meeting regulatory & business requirements

  • Take the lead and use your team management skills to achieve quality results in time

  • Have excellent communication and collaboration skills with English as a working language

  • Convince yourself and others based on facts and data

  • Act as systems engineering champion both internally and externally to the MR Business

  • Be willing to travel occasionally to the other MR development teams within Philips Healthcare across the globe, for direct contact and interaction with these teams.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Succeeding in this technology-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long-term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. 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. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities.

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 improving 2.5 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

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