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Electronics System Architect

Research & development - Wageningen | More than two weeks ago

For an experienced engineer with the capability of providing technical leadership within the development of innovative medical device prototypes

Electronics System Architect


What you will do

We need you as a Electronics System Architect to be part of our multidisciplinary team to investigate technologies which can be used for creating innovative solutions in the healthcare domain. In this start-up environment, you will be responsible for the electronic system design and development of innovative (ingestible and wearable) medical devices. This development will be based on prototype components (like sensors, actuators and ASICs) and off-the-shelf sensors, DSP/microcontrollers and radios, while interfacing to smartphones and other portable devices. Next to that, you will also coordinate and drive the team in projects involving multiple technical expert contributors. Your tasks will include:

  • Define the system-level architecture and functional requirements given by stakeholders and project goals.
  • Translate these project goals into engineering requirements.
  • Track requirements, define the specifications, design, implement, verify and validate hardware systems next to the team and to external partners.
  • Technical project lead and architect for the development of analogue-mixed signal circuits and embedded systems.
  • Design of a system verification an validation plan and make sure that tests are implemented to prove that systems perform according to all requirements and expectations.
  • Documentation of the design and the development activities following medical regulations.
  • Perform feasibility studies.
  • Set up requirements and design test environments for sensitive, high-performance circuits, including acquisition/visualization software or signal analysis scripts.
  • Design functional application demonstrators.
  • Act as a technical coach for other team members in the area of electronic systems.
  • Initiate efficiency improvements in the way of working, e.g. methods and standardization.
  • Supports the development of the technology roadmap.
  • Identify and initiate opportunities for patent applications. 

What we do for you

We offer a challenging and international environment at the forefront of technology, in an international network of renowned industrial customers. This is your opportunity to bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. 

OnePlanet Research Center is multidisciplinary collaboration agreement between Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Radboud University, Radboudumc and imec. Imec The Netherlands, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities.

At the same time OnePlanet is a new collaboration of 3 renowned and globally respected research institutes/universities. By joining the OnePlanet team, you will be part of a team of world changers; disruptive innovators and practical thinkers. Here, your ideas will have an impact on our future lives.

Who you are

  • You hold an MSc degree in electronics, electrical or industrial engineering or a similar field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in (ultra) low-power electronic system design, preferably in the field of biomedical sensing.
  • You have experience managing and leading technical projects.
  • Experience with the design of miniaturized systems and sensors for medical devices as an application area is highly appreciated.
  • You have a good understanding and preferable hands-on experience with:
    • Analog and digital circuit design concepts.
    • Sensor integration.
    • Wireless connectivity protocols like Bluetooth.
    • uControllers.
    • Firmware development.
    • Programmable logic development.
    • Test and measurement of analogue and digital circuits.
  • Experience with programming languages like C (including embedded), C#, VHDL, Verilog, Python or Matlab is a plus.
  • Familiarity with FDA regulation and basic knowledge of Medical devices regulations: ISO13485 and IEC 60601 and CE marking procedures are highly appreciated.
  • Experience with encapsulation and/or packaging is a plus.
  • Experience with supplier and customer interaction is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).
  • Hands-on and team player attitude; which means taking initiatives, thinking pro-actively, having a flexible and solving problem attitude are attributes which define yourself.
  • You see changes as an opportunity to learn and grow and you can deal with ambiguity.
  • You see technical challenges as a source of inspiration.


Are you interested in this position and do you want to learn more about it, then you can connect with Ana Crehuet, Talent Acquisition specialist. You can reach Ana at If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume and a cover letter.

Click on ‘apply’ to submit your application. You will then be redirected to e-recruiting.