Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

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


Company Description:

Who is Intuitive Surgical? The numbers tell an amazing story. Learn more about our company.

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:

We are seeking a senior mechanical engineer to design a flexible endoscope for the launch of a new robotic system targeting lung cancer. The engineer will work with team members to:


  • Review existing design of flexible endoscope and identify areas for performance and cost improvement
  • Brainstorm alternative concepts
  • Design, build, and test prototypes
  • Drive verification and validation testing



Skill/Job Requirements:


  •      BS in Mechanical Engineering
  •      Minimum 3-5 years’ experience designing plastic injection molded parts and assemblies through product launch
  •      Proficiency in CAD with strong preference for SolidWorks
  •      Experience applying finite element analysis and other analysis methods to design of mechanical part
  •      Proven ability to work well with others


  •      Experience with quality systems for medical devices or other highly regulated products
  •      Experience designing ultra-low cost products
  •      Hands-on skill with mechanical assembly and modifications
  •      Good documentation skills

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.