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Product System Architect

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Job Description


Thermo Fisher Scientific is a world-wide company, and the world leader in serving science. In the Analytical Instruments Group, the Material and Structural Analysis Division is looking for a Product System Architect for in our Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM).


The Product System Architecture group defines the architecture and design of our TEM Microscopes. The System Architecture team is one of the pillars of the Research and Development organization for our total TEM Solutions portfolio. The s ystem architects are end-to-end technically responsible for developing innovative, performant and high-quality system platforms with predictable, reproducible, and validated performance that can serve our business and meet customer requests .  The system architect translates customers’ needs into products’ roadmap and system requirements, decomposing the requirements towards the functional teams, bringing and maintaining the technical solutions in the field via securing platform architecture thinking.

The mission

Our mission is to design, manufacture and sell industry leading new type of microscopes enabling our customers to work for instance on new drugs against viruses, new materials for batteries, smaller and smaller semiconductors.

Such developments require from us an architecture thinking for improving and / or crafting the performances of our systems.

For delivering future product propositions, we look for a professional and passionate candidate who is encouraged by technology and complexity.

As a product system architect for our high-end TEM product line, targeted for our customers from industries and academic world, you will lead technically the developments for one or more products belonging to this product line.

Beyond having to secure the current position of the products in the market, the mission is also to shape and steer the initial development phases for new sub-functions, modules, and options.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Build the project definitions in a team with the product manager, project leader and specialists. Be the technical lead for multi-functional teams
  • Translate market requirements and customer needs into system requirements, system architecture, system design
  • Optimize system-level performance by means of modeling and / or Design of Experiments
  • Support marketing and sales activities in respect to customer support and interactions
  • Identify key customer values and define the technology roadmap for the high-end TEM.
  • Maintain product technical roadmap with both the module roadmaps and the Software backlogs
  • Seek for R&D efficiency by enhancing re-use of functions from other product lines as well as continuously improve obsolescence removal and prevention


We encourage candidates with strong conceptual thinking skills that enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary, highly technical environment where personal development and team collaboration are key to success.

  • Typically requires 7+ years of experience with proven track record of HW and SW design activities.
  • Within the area of expertise proficiency in concepts, principles and practices is required. Being recognized as a specialist in their field
  • A university degree is required, or a combination of education and experience that demonstrate the required skill.
  • Extensive knowledge on a broad area of Electron Microscopy related technologies is a preference.
  • Training such as Design for Six Sigma, or experience with bringing modules from requirements phase to the market is preferred.
  • Ability to lead interdisciplinary people at the technical level (systems, electrical, mechanical and software engineering) towards delivering a new module.
  • Advisor to system engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers and project leaders in R&D,
  • Knowledgeable about requirement management and model base system engineering tools (JAMA / DOORS / …, Arcadia-Capella / Architect Enterprise / …)
  • Proficient in English and preferably strong in local language


Diversity in our teams is a vital element to create an effective and challenging working environment. Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement are key characteristics that we expect of everybody in our community. We are working in an international environment where the ability to speak and write in English is required.

  • Teammate with leadership capabilities (including persuading, inspiring and motivating others)
  • Representative, communicative and emphatic
  • Result driven, showing initiative, self-steering, and curiosity
  • Strong mathematical, conceptual and analytical skills
  • Ability to build structure in a diverse multidisciplinary landscape of problems and opportunities
  • Continuous drive for quality and performance improvement
  • Tenacious in terms of objectives, flexible in the way objectives are achieved

Location of the position
The position for this vacancy is intended to be Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Limited international travel is expected (Travel < 10 %)

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us . As one team of 130,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific , where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Does this sound like something you are interested in?

Apply today!

Applications will be reviewed constantly and the position will be filled once we find the suitable team member.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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