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Senior Software Architect - Medical Device Hardware (Cambridge, MA)



Software Engineering, IT, Other Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Job Title

Senior Software Architect - Medical Device Hardware (Cambridge, MA)

Job Description

Senior Software Architect - Medical Device Hardware (Cambridge, MA)

In this role you will architect and develop software that will control medical device hardware (surgical robots). You will leverage your strong background in software systems design for use in regulated environments.

Your role:

  • Work on a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and experienced medical robotics R&D team, tasked with inventing and launching the next generation of medical solutions for Philips’ Image Guided Therapies business.

  • Architect and implement clinical-quality software solutions for a novel medical robot system in a medical-regulated environment with focus on requirements and feature definition, design, implementation, and use of robot software frameworks and multi-arm robot control algorithms; and integration in an Image Guided System.

  • Participate in or lead software design discussions and code reviews (both internal and multi-functional) for robotic solutions and workflows; and follow quality & regulatory processes (ISO13485, IEC 62304).

  • Join our Robotics team in our state-of-the-art R&D labs located at the Philips Innovation Campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

You're the right fit if:

  • You’ve acquired 10+ years of professional experience developing software for medical devices and preferably for medical robots, as an individual contributor and/or team lead with experience in robotic (HW/SW) control system design, integration, debugging, verification, and testing.

  • Your skills include expert proficiency in C++, Python, Linux/Windows/RT Oses and experience with common frameworks and libraries (DDS, OpenCV, ROS, QT, WPF, QNX). You have extensive experience in hands-on design and development and troubleshooting of embedded software and hardware-integrated systems; and relevant design patterns, data structures and architectures for distributed and multi-process RTOS applications.

  • You have a MS, or PhD, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent

  • You are a self-motivated individual with good organizational and time management skills; and a strong desire to learn and adapt to new technologies and challenges. You enjoy a high-paced professional environment but also can excel in individual contributions, as well as team collaboration using agile methodologies.

  • You must be able to successfully perform the following minimum Physical, Cognitive and Environmental job requirements with or without accommodation for this position.

Additional Information

  • US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa, now or in the future.

About Philips

We are a health technology company. We built our entire company around the belief that every human matters, and we won't stop until everybody everywhere has access to the quality healthcare that we all deserve. Do the work of your life to help improve the lives of others.

If you’re interested in this role and have many, but not all, of the experiences needed, we encourage you to apply. You may still be the right candidate for this or other opportunities at Philips. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.



This requisition is expected to stay active for 45 days but may close earlier if a successful candidate is selected or business necessity dictates. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure consideration.

Philips is an Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran and maintains a drug-free workplace.