System Architect iGT Systems

7 June 2019
Best, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, Netherlands
Job Type
Base Salary
Not specified


The System Architect defines the design of a system or system function – in such a way that future product options and features can be realized without or minimizing negative effects for the earlier system or system function.

The key area of responsibilities:

  • The System Architect leads the requirements and risk management of a system or system function
    • Elicits and analyses the stakeholder requirements in line with their user needs
    • Prepares proposals and alternatives for discussion with major stakeholders.
    • Specifies the requirements of a product release, which serves as contract for the project’s WHAT will be delivered, with focus on ‘good-is-good-enough’
    • Manages safety, privacy, and security risks for the system or system function in question
  • Leads the overall design and integration for a system or system function in a project aligned with the product architecture as defined and owned by the product owners.
    • Leads the design to the level that it can be realized by mono-disciplinary project teams,
      • Defines the technical concept, maps dependencies, and implements the constraints that originate from legacy, regulatory and relevant cross functional areas
      • Discusses, deploys and attunes solutions with the project (core) team members
      • Determines and manages the external and internal interfaces framework in cooperation with all interface stakeholders
      • Leads solutions when issues are found during implementation, integration & test
  • Can have following additional specific roles:
    • Technical lead
      • Represents R&D in the project core team
      • Leads R&D team with support from (assistant) project manager to manage resource allocation, planning and budget
      • Delegates system function design and deliverables to (system) designers and product designers
      • Safeguards scope of the project assignment
      • Leads the integration (definition, maintenance, and execution of the Master Integration Diagram) in close cooperation with:
        • Verification lead who drives the execution of the Master Integration Diagram
        • Validation lead to enable early validation
        • and Engineering lead(s) who are accountable for execution of component/feature development (incl. test) and system stream integration
    • Topic owner
      • Supports process owner for a specific process by:
        • Supporting projects as expert
        • Safeguarding consistency (reviewing)
        • Supporting improvements and audits
    • Requirements owner
      • Responsible for one or more SRS’s and UIDS’s; ensures alignment with all relevant stakeholders
      • Responsible for team priority setting (new features, improvements, engineering issues) within the boundaries of the assignment from the programming team
      • Verify implementation on application (system) level, and ensure testability of the application
    • Product owner
      • Acts as product owner for a specific part of the product (see Product Designer KAR)
  • Monitors and manages that the design is understood, deployed, and used / implemented correctly by the project team
  • Supports Integral and/or R&D Project Manager with planning and budget
  • Estimates own and team work and define worked-out scenarios to optimize a plan
  • Obtains and maintains internal and external network for knowledge build-up.
  • Leading the requirements and risk management of the system managing the input from a broad variety of stakeholders both internally and externally;
  • defining the technical concept, mapping dependencies, and implementing the constraints that originate from legacy, regulatory and relevant cross functional areas aligned with the product architecture ;
  • Leading of a couple of software development teams on technical integration as well as on resources, planning and budget;
  • Supporting clinical scientist/specialists in defining and executing comprehensive and complete clinical studies based on risk management, clinical and regulatory requirements;
  • Enabling & support the quality processes related to medical device development;
  • Supporting the team with activities such as priority setting and elaborating user stories.

You are a part of

IGT Systems is looking for a System Architect for Azurion and Allura products. You will be part of a small team of 3 to 6 people within large projects (> 100 engineers) who are responsible for the overall design of the products.

We collaborate in an open and informal way to drive exponential business growth at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and passion - delivering cutting edge technologies that solve century old health challenges with greater speed, higher quality and better accuracy for individuals and families around the world. Join us !!!

Requested Skills

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

Has an in depth understanding of a particular product or complex product functions
Has an in depth understanding of the involved key technologies
Technical skills and experience

Specifies and creates the overall design for important products or complex product functions
University education in technical engineering as SW, Physics, Mathematics, Electronics, etc. or equivalent level by experience
Several years of experience as HW/SW designer of the relevant application area.
Experienced in technical leadership.
In-dept understanding of design methods
In-dept understanding of the application area.
Understanding of the related business disciplines, like application, manufacturing, supply chain, etc.
Regulatory knowledge/ implementation of Healthcare standards

Personal skills:

Knows how to engage technical people in coming to the proposed solution
Lateral thinker with helicopter view, capable of finding appropriate solutions covering the implications in other disciplines
Good listener
Coaching capabilities
Improvement attitude
Good stakeholder management
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