Intuitive Surgical Careers

Manufacturing Software Engineer

Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

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


Company Description:

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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.

The Automation, Equipment and Test (AET) Team is responsible for making the robots that make the robots. We develop and maintain equipment, fixtures, and tooling that optimize and streamline the manufacturing process of instruments and accessories.

Primary Function of Position:

The engineer in this position will play a key role on the Manufacturing Software Engineering team to enable the manufacture of new surgical robotic instruments. This engineer will develop the software and algorithms that assure each instrument’s kinematic performance and safety. The position will require close collaboration with product development teams, Systems Analysts, Electrical Test Fixture Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Quality Engineers to build a coherent diagnostic strategy and develop software to implement the same.

This role requires but not limited to:

• Design and architect software systems that control machines to streamline manufacturing process
• Understand each new product’s operation and control, and develop the means to ensure their integrity in volume production
• Follow good software development practices
• Work independently to overcome roadblocks with minimum guidance
• Take ownership of manufacturing software and work with cross-functional teams to drive projects to completion
• Support existing production software
• Design, document, and qualify software for use in manufacturing new instruments and accessories

Skill/Job Requirements:

• Bachelor’s or Master’s in Engineering (Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechatronics preferred)
• 3+ years of software development experience
• Intellectually curious and passionate
• Motivated to continually improve best practices
• Adaptable to dynamic requirements
• Enjoy the thrill of tackling large complex problems
• Capable of driving to resolution within constraints
• Excellent ability to communicate complex concepts to engineers in different functional areas
• Detail oriented team player
• Resourceful problem-solving machine
• Foster strong sense of team with peers through solicitation of feedback and constructive contribution to design sessions
• Demonstrated technical leadership
• Solid understand of Object Oriented Design Patterns
• Familiarity with Python
• Strong programming skill and experience
• Able to architect, develop, and test projects from inception to launch
• A track record for planning, executing and delivering on projects
• Familiarity with Matlab
• Familiarity with web technologies like Restful API, Web services, HTML, CSS, Angular JS
• Familiarity with databases (SQL, No-SQL, etc …)
• Familiarity with Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma, and/or Statistical Process Control
• Experience developing robotic or electro-mechanical systems, including control systems
• Fully understand Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
• Industry experience in architecture and development of scalable production automation equipment
• Development methodologies (Agile, TDD, Waterfall, etc …)
• Development tools (Git, Jira, etc …)
• Experience in medical device manufacturing or regulated engineering environment
• Experience working in a lean manufacturing environment

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