Junior Software engineer

14 June 2019
Zeist, Utrecht, Netherlands
Job Type
Base Salary
Not specified


Would you like to work on improving healthcare globally with new cool functionalities and thrilling new products? The Forcare development team is scaling up! Have you always wanted to work on new technology in a Benefit- (profit & positive impact on society) Company? Join us!

You are a part of

In 2017 Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology acquired Forcare, a leading innovator in open-standards-based interoperability software solutions for fast and flawless data flows between medical systems and information sources at the departmental and enterprise levels, as well as Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) across health systems.

Forcare and its team provide highly complementary capabilities for Philips, and enable Philips to deliver more effective, seamlessly integrated informatics solutions that improve clinical workflow, enhance patient care and optimize enterprise management.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Work on improving healthcare globally with new cool functionalities and thrilling new products! The Forcare development team is scaling up! Have you always wanted to work on new technology in a Benefit (profit & positive impact on society) Company? Join us!

At Philips Forcare, quality is an integral part of the development process. We are at the frontier of productizing interoperable solutions for data dependent workflows. These solutions link patient data from various healthcare enterprises to help Clinicians inform, treat or refer patients better.

Keywords: Kubernetes, Docker, Linux, Java 8, Spring Boot, TDD, Microservices

You are responsible for

In one of the Agile development teams in Zeist (it is a big plus if you live nearby), you develop new (cloud-based) functionality to make the exchange of healthcare information effortless for medical doctors and their supportive staff. Together with Philips teams in Haifa (Israel) and Pleasanton (California) there will be the opportunity to work on a next generation viewer and an universal data manager.

In return, we offer you

What we offer besides the usual package (see below), is an open workspace full of smart and pragmatic people with a straightforward communication style. The environment is small enough for you to be recognized for your achievements, yet Forcare/Philips is big enough to offer opportunities inside and outside the Netherlands.

We look honestly at ourselves and try to learn from our mistakes. There is good coffee, regular chocolate and a communal lunch where the CEO can sit next to an IT support intern. Besides working passionately to improve healthcare, we also allow ourselves to relax with activities that vary from cultural outings and coding challenges to indulging ourselves in (sometimes geeky) humor.

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore! Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually.
  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance.
  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching.
  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package.
  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount.

Requested Skills

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

As a junior Software Engineer you have professional Java development experience in a sizeable codebase for at least 2 years.

In general, you have proven problem-solving skills (Bachelor/Master level), preferably in a Unix/Linux network intensive (DevOps) environment.

You can express yourself effortless in a language like Java 8, English (preferably in Dutch too). You like Test Driven Development (TDD) and a structured, careful way of working, which Forcare thinks is essential for the medical domain.

You like to play a pro-active part in the progression of yourself and the development department.
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