Intuitive Surgical Careers

Sr 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.

Primary Function of Position:

This position will play a key technical role during the development of a novel new surgical robot system. The engineer will be expected to work with a team that will create the new software infrastructure for a new surgical robotic system.

Roles and Responsibilities:

This position has responsibility and authority for:
  • Work on a cross functional team to develop technical specifications and evaluate design trade-offs – specifically in the area of platform/infrastructure software/firmware
  • Generate ground-breaking new design solutions based upon these specifications
  • Prototype new designs, test, iterate, and ultimately deliver production ready code
  • Work with EEs to test and bring up new hardware
  • Generate formal design documentation
  • Document, prepare and review patent submissions
  • Project planning, as requested
  • Participation in animal and cadaver labs, as requested
  • Travel to clinical sites, clinical study support, and participation in product demonstrations, as requested

Skill/Job Requirements:
  • At least 5 years product development experience
  • BS in CS, EE, ME, BioE or related fields required, MS or PhD preferred
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience with C and C++
  • Experience with SW development for electro mechanical systems
  • Linux development experience
  • Experience with real time OSs (QNX)
  • Strong intuition for, and interest in, designing systems for testability and scalability
  • Experience with robotics and medical devices a plus

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.