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Philips STET Hardware Architect - Test Engineering in Pune, India


Your Role:

The Hardware/System Architect – Test Engineering is part of global organization that delivers impact to multiple businesses within Philips.

The role manages design, development and deployment of standardized test architecture, test towers, test software in partnership with supplier resources for PCBAs & high-level electromechanical assemblies.

You are a part of:

A high-impact, global organization within Philips that works across all modalities – The Supplier Transfer Excellence Team (STET). STET has been established as an entrepreneurial organization that focuses on fast-paced, high-quality supplier portfolio transfers within the Philips global supply base to mitigate risk & maximize profitability as well as supporting sustaining engineering activities for multiple medical domains. As a senior member within this team, the hardware engineer is responsible for driving design and deployment of complex, standardized test architecture & hardware at strategic EMS suppliers


  • Leading the execution of large-scale projects that drive global sourcing strategies to deliver strategic supplier initiatives for an optimized total cost, quality & sustainable test strategy. Specifically be a lead engineer in designing and deploying a standardized, global strategy for reusbale, standardized, automated test tower architecture for PCBAs & HLAs.

  • Accountable for resolving all technical challenges during the transfer process, which includes resolving product specification challenges, consulting with subject matter experts to guide suppliers for test development, reverse engineering as needed to help drive test development, driving design review workshops, develop test fixtures, etc.

  • Accountable for supplier quality performance in assigned projects to improve test set-up within Philips as well as schedule & cost as it relates to test fixtures.

  • Responsible to ensure product requirements are fully defined to enhance quality, using test strategy, during transfer projects.

  • Responsibility to achieve critical KPIs for QUALITY and productivity targets that are tied to the annual business plans.

  • Partner with commodity management team to ensure that negotiations are driven in a fact-based manner for test development (NRE) & development/deployment (NRT) costs

Qualification Profile:

  • Hands-on design experience for electronics modules such as PCBAs and related high level assemblies is a must – preferably with experience in mixed signal, low complexity, flex cable design and signal integrity.

  • Experience in design cycle of high tech electronic components, assemblies, and/or electro-mechanical systems

  • LabVIEW Software Certified Architects/Developers are required

  • TestStand Software Architects are preferred with experience in maintaining common process model

  • Test system development background in a high volume mfg environment is a must

  • Medical device test system validation experience and associated documentation is preferred

  • Test system hardware architecture experience to design the common test tower and make it work on 120V or 220V

  • Extensive experience in board layout for gerber, schematics, drawing generation and parts library creation. This requires specific knowledge of CAD tools such as Mentorgrapics or equivalent

  • Exposure to outsource mechanical designs of the custom test fixtures for PCBAs with strategic suppliers

  • National Instruments PXI hardware instrumentation experience and mass interconnect experience is required

  • Pneumatics actuator experience for electromechanical fixture design is preferred

  • Hands-on experience with tools such as oscilloscope, multi-meter, signal generator, frequency counters, programmable power supplies, soldering equipment, high power microscope with light attachments, etc is required

  • Strong project management skills preferred with supplier project teams and influence internal cross-functional stakeholders is required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • 15+ years’ experience in a high-tech industry with a focus on working with global EMS/PCBA suppliers for design changes & product launches

  • PMP or Six Sigma certification highly desired