Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 180315


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.

Primary Function of Position:

The Sr. Embedded Software Engineer will work with a group of talented and dedicated people to improve and extend Intuitive’s surgical robotic product lines. You will contribute broadly to the Software System Group, with focused contribution on embedded software for da Vinci™ Surgical System products. As a member of the Sustaining and Evolution engineering team, you will be involved in delivering features to the surgical customer by integrating complex functionality into complete surgical robot solutions, and seeing these through to product release. The successful candidate must excel in a high-energy small focused team environment, be able to drive to solutions from rough requirements, and have a commitment to high product quality. Quick learning and a desire to understand requirements and create solutions are essential to become a valuable integrator and system developer. A strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward is required, as is the ability to make work fun and interesting. Supporting you will be a development and management team that knows and cares about what you are doing, and wants you to succeed.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Work closely with Manufacturing engineer team to investigate, debug, and isolate system SW issues found in manufacturing build and qualification of the systems.
• Design and implement embedded software to support EOL hardware components including new SW driver, application, and validation utilities.
• Develop new features, investigate, and resolve design issues that impact the performance of systems in the field and design issues related to the manufacturing process.
• Support definition, bring-up and integration of new custom PCAs and FPGA IP
• Create, document, implement, unit test, and help develop detailed software designs in an exciting and sophisticated robotic system
• Document according to Intuitive’s development guidelines
• SW Design Engineers have responsibility for ensuring that medical device designs meet product quality requirements and for compliance to the design control processes in the Quality Management System.


Skill/Job Requirements: 

• Bachelor/Master/PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical, or Computer Engineering
• 6+ years industry experience in developing and supporting embedded systems
• Fluent in in designing and developing cross-platform code in C/C++ is a must
• Excellent debugging skill and strong ability to root cause and isolate system issue to component level (Mechanical, hardware, and software) is required
• Experience in low level driver development in embedded platforms
• Working knowledge of QNX, Embedded Linux or other embedded operating systems
• Experience in working and supporting manufacturing organization
• Hands-on engineering experience with proven ability to work well in a team environment
• Ability to build and maintain relationships across supported organizations
• Excellent communication and documentation skills
• A real excitement to learn and get to the bottom of tough technical problems
• A desire to deliver a quality and innovative product that improves many people’s lives
Additional Pluses:
• Working experience in robotic control algorithm and software
• Proficiency with data mining/visualization tools such as SQL, Elasticsearch, R, Python, Tableau
• Working knowledge of Matlab, Python, or other scripting languages
• Comfortable working with revision control systems such as SVN and Git and build systems such as GNU Make and CMake
• Demonstrated experience in and comfort with all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debug, verification, validation, and transfer to manufacturing
• Experience designing software products in an FDA or other regulated industry or for mission critical applications; comfortable with concepts of design input, design output, traceability, risk analysis, and mitigations

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We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.