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Senior Software Designer (Employment Contract)

Posted Sep 28, 2021
Project ID: PHILJP00023969-01
40 hrs/week
2 months
Starts: Nov 1, 2021
Ends: Dec 31, 2021
Payrate range

Your challenge
Do you want to accelerate innovation and the creation of new healthcare products that matter?
Do you want to help define the future of healthcare by developing first-of-a-kind solutions that have a positive impact on people’s health?

Within the Application Software group as part of the Electronic Systems & IoT Department, we are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Software Designer with scrum master genes who will work together with the existing team in shaping the software design and architecture for our VitalSky system.

Your responsibilities

As a Senior Software Designer you are responsible for:

  • Working with a focus on consumer needs and technological competitiveness, keeping an outside-in approach in mind for the software you create.
  • Working with teams, customers, suppliers, software leaders, and product and solution management to define and design a solution and/or platform (incl. solution/platform intent, information models, and documentation requirements) and ensures fitness of purpose by focusing on consumer needs and technological competitiveness
  • Delivering an optimal and consolidated design and architecture, leveraging technology, and evaluating design alternatives including cost/benefit analysis
  • Defining system/items/units (for example components) and their interfaces, creating well-defined building blocks, system options, and scenarios. Allocates responsibilities to system/items/units, understands and supports solution deployment
  • The design, implementation, integration, verification, and documentation of your Embedded Linux system or subsystems
  • Leading the creative design process within our group and the department in which it resides
  • Coaching and inspiring the team: act as a performance coach for the team, creating a balance with the project's key stakeholders and the committed sprint plans
  • Removing impediments: remove any impediments that obstruct a team’s pursuit of its sprint goals and does everything to facilitate productivity
  • Planning and tracking of software and together with the team, project leader, and/or product owner.
  • Leading improvement initiatives with regard to technological improvements and performs future-oriented studies with other specialists


Your team
Your team will work according to the Agile principles of Scrum and eXtreme Programming. You will work on highly innovative, first-of-a-kind propositions that are new within Philips, so an entrepreneurial mindset is an advantage. Together with your team, you will strive for continuous improvement of deliverables, your way of working, and yourself. The world doesn’t run from 9 to 5, so flexible working hours can be combined with a healthy work-life balance. Colleagues will challenge and coach you and you should willingly return the favor.

We are looking for someone with

  • A Bachelor or Master Degree in Software Engineering, Informatics, or equivalent
  • At minimum 10 years of relevant work experience in medical product development
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with development methodologies like Agile/Scrum
  • Hands-on experience with BDD framework Behave and programming in Python
  • Experience with git
  • Affinity with Linux/Unix scripting in bash, sed, grep is highly preferable
  • You enjoy working in cross-functional teams; you are curious, open, and feel at home in a dynamic environment

This role will appeal to you if you

  • Enjoy working in cross-functional teams
  • Are curious, open, and feel at home in a dynamic environment
  • Have an affinity with innovative development projects and feel comfortable with relatively vague requirements


The Randstad companies are responsible for finding and contracting talent for project roles at Philips. If you are selected for a role you will be contracted by the broker or employed by a Randstad company, and will not be an employee of Philips.

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