Trainee Engineering Software

Job TitleTrainee Engineering Software

Job Description

Job Description

Trainee Engineering – Digital Software

Your challenge

As a trainee you will join a 2-year program, in which you will be fulfilling 2 or 3 challenging assignments in different departments and sectors within Philips. For some of our Trainees it is even an option to work abroad. The Traineeship focusses on ‘learning on the job’, mentoring and training. Benefit from ample opportunities to learn and share with other Philips trainees and employees, while expanding your business network. After two years of accelerated learning and gaining valuable experience you are in the driver seat of your career. You will get the chance to use the network you have built to find the perfect next step in your Philips career.

Your responsibilities

We have several assignments (location Eindhoven, Drachten or Best) available at Philips Health Systems and Personal Health. Within the Engineering trainee positions, each assignment has a specific focus.

  • Program management Cardiology Informatics; All of our work is multi-disciplinary providing you with the opportunity to work with stakeholders across our value chain (e.g. Sales, Marketing, R&D, Customer Operations, Finance) and as such develop an overview and understanding of everything required to run a global and fast growing business in Philips. We are responsible for all software releases and commercial market introductions globally as well as driving business focused change programs.
  • Cardiology informatics; performing requirements analysis and specification, design, coding and testing of clinical software applications. Continuous improvement of the team, software and processes. Feature driven development following an agile approach, in a Scaled Agile Framework deployed organization.
  • R&D Clinical Excellence & Research; translating data to understand the underlying use cases, customer value and barriers to adaption. Cross functional validation and dissemination of the findings, together with marketing, applications, clinical science, R&D and customer service.
  • New Product Introduction team; You will be working on applying Euromap Standards. There are many industry standards available. The goal of such a standard is(of many things) to exchange data and knowledge across different stakeholders and software platforms.
  • Innovation Site Eindhoven; digital/ software. The Software and Electronics development team is responsible for the operational maintenance and predevelopment of new functions and concepts to extend the current digital portfolio with flagship propositions in the uGrow platform. Area of focus: Secure Parenting. Translate consumer insights and benefits into product functions and features. Verify and validate functions by building and testing prototypes and running qualitative consumer trials.

We are looking for

To be successful in this program you are a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, eager and ambitious. Are you the one we are looking for? You can apply for the traineeship if you:

  • have recently graduated or will graduate latest August 2017 with a Master’s Degree in the directions of Information Technology, Computer Science with a focus on Digital, Internet of Things, data analysis (Big Data), Physics. You have max 1 years of work experience straight after your graduation;
  • have excellent inter-personal and communication skills, so you can persuade colleagues at all ranks in the organization;
  • have international experience or an international mindset and the ability to use internal and external resources to maximize the value for the company and its customers;
  • have project and change management skills;
  • speak and write fluent English.

Our offer

We offer you a unique and challenging trainee program and the opportunity to:

  • work for an employer whose activities have a major impact on people all over the world;
  • discover how you can actively contribute to innovations that matter;
  • launch and steer your career in an environment with an astonishing diversity of nationalities, skills and backgrounds;
  • learn about different parts of the organization;
  • strengthen your capabilities and knowledge;
  • build a great international network.

As a trainee you will receive a contract for the period of 3 years, with excellent labor conditions.

Recruitment Process

When you are interested to join the Philips’ traineeship, please apply online latest 31st of January 2017.

  • upload your CV, motivation and grade list;
  • if you pass the pre-selection round you will be asked to make an online ability test beginning of February;
  • if you achieve the required score on this test, you will be invited for the Selection Days in the Netherlands, Eindhoven (7th or 9th of March 2017);
  • the most suitable candidates will be invited to the Traineeship Business Challenge Event in the Netherlands, to be scheduled on 30&31st of March and 3rd&4th of April 2017 (you will attend one of these Business Challenges, depending on the functional area). During the event you will spend 1.5 day with similar minded graduates, working on a range of highly challenging exercises in a number of business-related scenarios. This is the final step in the traineeship selection process.

When you successfully complete the selection process you are able to start between the 1st of May and September 2017 in your first assignment which are especially created for this program.


When you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Stefanie Ronde (Talent Acquisition Consultant) via +31(0)6-21142022.


In case of difficulties with your job application please send an email to [email protected]

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