Senior Software Architect Medical Imaging
PhilipsEindhovenUpdate time: April 8,2020
Job Description


A Senior Software Platform Architect with deep insight in the domain of medical imaging and/or image processing, and familiar with development of commercial software for the medical market (FDA regulations a.o.).

Experience with developing cloud-based solutions , using a microservices-style architecture , familiar with a DevOps culture and possessing excellent, convincing communication skills towards both platform adopters and development teams. Having experience with scaled, agile development methods (SAFe) is an advantage.


  • Defines architecture strategy, balancing long- and short-term views and balancing conflicting requirements (e.g. security vs. performance) in alignment with software leaders. Works with stakeholders to develop the architectural runway and spikes in support of new business features and capabilities

  • Works with teams, customers, suppliers, software leaders and product and solution management to define and design at high-level a solution / platform (incl. solution / platform intent, information models, and documentation requirements) and ensures fitness of purpose by focusing on consumer needs and technological competitiveness

  • Delivers an optimal and consolidated architecture / design, leveraging technology and evaluating design alternatives including cost benefit analysis

  • Defines 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


  • Accountable for architecture and requirements at platform level

  • Leads innovation with internal partners, mainly on peer level and mostly between technical disciplines and suppliers

  • Negotiations mainly on technical aspects and technical trade-offs

  • Negotiates integral trade-offs with multiple internal stakeholders and external parties


  • Technology knowledge: Knows software development and design

  • Business domain knowledge: Knows healthcare standards and protocols, customer environment / processes / protocols, and compliance requirements and regulations (e.g. FDA)

  • Stakeholders: Works with peer Software Architects, product management, R&D / software leaders, cross function teams (e.g. Software DevOps)

Behavioral competencies:

  • Business Insight

  • Tech Savvy

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Balances Stakeholders

  • Collaborates

  • Drives Vision and Purpose

  • Manages Conflict

Functional competencies:

  • Architectural thinking and creation

  • Driving of divergence, convergence and consolidation

  • Documenting/modelling of the architecture

  • Lean / agile software development

  • Software craftsmanship

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