Brilliant, meaningful innovation
As one of our engineers, you will be expected to help delight our customers and consumers through brilliant, meaningful innovation.
Pushing the boundaries
Along the way you get to help push the boundaries of what’s physically possible on a regular basis. Tackle many different, intellectually-complex technical challenges. Assume responsibility for projects from the initial idea all the way through to final production. And make a valued contribution to our patent portfolio; one of the largest and fastest-growing in the world.
A diverse, global workplace
All this takes place in a vibrant, international and multidisciplinary environment. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who are eager to collaborate and share their knowledge so as to improve the quality of people’s lives.
Many growth opportunities
As part of our team you get plenty of opportunities to stay sharp, motivated and challenged. Personal and professional growth takes place through on-the-job learning as well as development programs. Our 'multi-ladder' career structure gives you the freedom to move into management roles or to specialize in areas and disciplines of your own choosing.
Typical positions in engineering at Philips
Ingenious software and embedded-system solutions play an increasingly important role in the meaningful innovations we deliver to the market. Therefore we’re not only looking for superb software engineering skills; you should also have a thorough understanding of end-user needs, human interface design, market requirements, safety and reliability.
Our software engineers work on wide-ranging projects that reflect the incredible diversity of our organization. As part of the team you can test your skills on complex challenges, taking ownership and seeing them through from start to finish. Whether your interests lie in software architecture design, system-level software design or software engineering, we have challenging positions that will grow your career in the directions you want to go.
Creating meaningful products that are technologically complex yet easy to use is an intellectual as well as a practical challenge. At every stage of hardware design, it means leveraging all your skills to meet stringent usability, manufacturability, miniaturization, energy efficiency and environmental requirements.
You’ll work with talented colleagues in multidisciplinary teams, allowing you to gain a real understanding of everything from software, dynamics and thermal management to optics. You also take end-to-end responsibility, making sure your designs move smoothly from one end of the development cycle to the other.
From working on highly-miniaturized drive trains for our shaver products to ultra-precision positioning systems for our latest medical scanners, the challenges you’ll face at Philips will really put your mechanical engineering skills to the test.
Using the latest CAD tools, you work with advanced materials (especially high-strength injection molded plastics) to create designs that combine performance and reliability with cost-effectiveness and manufacturability. And you’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team that optimally combines mechanics, electronics, software and materials to create truly innovative solutions that resonate with those who use them.
Working at sector or corporate level
You can choose to work in one of our three business sectors (Healthcare, Lighting or Consumer Lifestyle). In this way you can broaden and deepen your own knowledge and experience while working on propositions that make a difference, often on a fundamental level, for people all over the world.
Alternatively, you can join our Corporate Technologies division, developing new technologies and processes that can be applied throughout our organization, generating patents, incubating new businesses or improving our innovation capabilities.