Intuitive Surgical Careers

Interaction Design Intern

Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

Job: Internship
Primary Location: United States-California-Santa Clara County-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time


Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Must be concurrently enrolled in a degree-seeking program with an accredited university or enrolled in an upcoming program in the fall. 

Primary Function of Position:
This full-time internship position would involve working as part of a team of interaction designers, industrial designers, engineers, and clinicians on a new robotic system currently in development. We are in the process of defining overall behavior including physical and graphical interfaces (screens, discrete indicators, physical inputs, and related software applications). 

Roles and responsibilities would include:
• Supporting user testing by creating assets, prototypes, and activities
• Helping define workflow steps and procedures with storyboarding or process mapping
• Creating user interface flows using Sketch
• Prototyping physical and digital interfaces


Skills/Job Requirements:
• Proficiency in prototyping physical and digital experiences
• Great work ethic and a passion for delivering a great user experience
• Self-starter and able to work in a collaborative and results oriented environment

Learning Outcomes:
• Develop a real-world understanding of user interaction within a complex physical system
• Deliver prototype solutions that demonstrate the value of design prototyping

Must be available to work full-time hours, M-F for 10-12 weeks beginning Summer of 2018.

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.