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Philips Head of R&D, Emergency Care in Bothell, Washington

As a key member of the Emergency Care (EC) Business leadership team The Head of R&D, Emergency Care, leads a large multi-disciplinary R&D team across multiple global locations and drives advanced development, concept creation, platformization and product development efforts to deliver world-class solutions with uncompromising quality from concept to commercial launch.

Your role:

  • Leads multi-disciplinary R&D team of Research, Systems, Software, Hardware and Verification &Validation, that delivers advanced development, new products/solutions and sustainment of legacy products in emergency and acute care solutions.

  • Partners with Marketing and Clinical Affairs in defining product strategy, plans and roadmaps. Helps to translate Voice of Customer into clear product requirements. Accountable for successful new product introduction, launch, and maintenance through the entire product lifecycle.

  • Ensures an engaged, innovative, and inspiring working environment be maintained by motivating, challenging, and coaching for personal growth, entrepreneurship and customer engagement.

  • Drives a continuous improvement culture in design and development to optimize effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Analyzes competition, market trends and emerging technology against Emergency Care vision & strategy to maintain a Technical Roadmap.

You're the right fit if:

  • You’ve acquired minimum of 12 years of experience in management and technical management experience in the medical device industry, with minimum of 5 years at a Senior Management level.

  • Your skills include a track record of building and driving high-performance global teams for results to commitments in hardware, software, and systems engineering, in a highly regulated environment, from MDDS Software applications to Class III PMA medical devices.

  • Extensive knowledge/experience in the design of medical embedded systems and web-based software applications. Monitor/Defibrillator and AED experience is a plus.

  • The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s/MS/PhD degrees in Engineering or related field or an MBA or clinical background in lieu of advanced Engineering degree(s).

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

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.

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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.

Philips Transparency Details

The pay range for this position is $198,000 to max $366,000, annually. The actual base pay offered may vary depending on multiple factors including job-related knowledge/skills, experience, business needs, geographical location, and internal equity.

In addition, other compensation, such as an annual incentive bonus, sales commission or long-term incentives may be offered. Employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive Philips Total Rewards benefits program, which includes a generous PTO, 401k (up to 7% match), HSA (with company contribution), stock purchase plan, education reimbursement and much more. Details about our benefits can be found here.

At Philips, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top end of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent upon the facts and circumstances of each case.

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

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.

All United States-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Philips*.  Employees may request a reasonable accommodation. *Montana employees, learn more here.


It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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