Philips Lighting RF Specialist in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Philips Lighting is the global leader in lighting products, systems and services. Our understanding of how lighting positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value, deliver rich user experiences and help to improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we sell more energy efficient LED lighting than any other company. We lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces.

Your Challenge

In the EMC & Wireless Connectivity lab, you will contribute to the Internet-Of-Things strategy of Philips Lighting, e.g. by co-creating the next generation of the Philips HUE lamps. You will support multiple departments of Philips Lighting to efficiently test and design the wireless connectivity part of their products and systems.

Your Responsibilities

  • Facilitate antenna and RF function integration into products

  • Design antennas that are suited for special application requirements, using 3D electromagnetic simulation and/or a prototype based, iterative approach

  • Create efficient RF test strategies; design, verify and standardize test set-ups

  • Solve problems and derive design guidelines in the area of intra-product or intra-system EMI, thus where internal EMI sources disturb the RF link

  • Create cost efficient radio front end designs and give input for a cost roadmap

  • Provide expert knowledge and apply problem solving on compliance according to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED/R&TTE, e.g. EN300328)

  • Pro-actively align with businesses and co-create RF strategy

  • Ensure the performance/robustness of wireless links of a product or in a system, e.g. for ZigBee, Bluetooth LE, Wi-Fi, GPS, GPRS and future low power, low data rate links.

  • Implement new and maintain existing RF and EMC compliance tests in our ISO17025 accredited test lab, taking into account all quality and efficiency requirements

Your Team

Within Philips Innovation labs, we are committed to help Philips Lighting and external customers to test and improve their products and systems.

In the EMC & Wireless connectivity lab, 15 skilled, committed, and customer-oriented engineers deliver services to Philips Lighting and external customers. Our scope is Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC), Wireless Connectivity and Electrical Safety. Next to contributing to development projects, we run a large and accredited test lab.

We have a strategic focus on consultancy for robust, small and cost-effective wireless connections through our unique set of RF engineering expertise that includes antenna design, radio integration, interaction modeling, and robustness testing.

Our Offer

We offer you the opportunity to work for the #1 lighting organization. We’ll reward you with an attractive compensation package and the chance to further personal and professional development.

To be at Philips Lighting is to be challenged, to be collaborative, to be transformative and to be more. Be a game changer, be a revolutionary and take your ideas further in the leading company of light in the Internet of Things.

Join our professional team and help us enhancing people’s life with light!

Watch here how we take lighting beyond illumination!

We are looking for

  • Master Electrical Engineering, with specialism in electromagnetic design (RF)

  • Min. 5-10 years working experience on advanced testing in the field of wireless communication, best in both: wireless performance/robustness and compliance testing;

  • Experience in antenna design, prototyping and integration (incl. numerical simulation)

  • Good knowledge of (the physical layer of) ZigBee, WIFI, GPS, Bluetooth, Mobile technologies such as GPRS/UMTS/LTE, including the latest developments

  • Knowledge of the EM wave propagation and the impact of the environment/application

  • Able to develop application representative RF function and co-existence set-ups and tailor products accordingly

  • Experience with value engineering, design for six sigma, design for manufacturing is preferred

  • Knowledge on EMC and EMC testing is a plus

  • Fluent business English (speaking and writing) is a must. Dutch is a plus.