Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior Software Engineer – Surgical Robot Manufacturing

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 181185


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:

You’ll play a key role in the New Product Introduction (NPI) Test Engineering team to enable the manufacture a new generation of surgical robots. You will develop the manufacturing test and diagnostic software that assures the performance and safety of robot subsystems. 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 test strategy and develop software.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Understand product operation and control, and develop the means to ensure quality in volume production
• Design, document, and qualify software for use in manufacturing new robot subsystems
• 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

Mandatory Skill / Job Requirements:

• A degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics or similar field relating to robotics and electro-mechanical systems
• 8+ years of experience in applications development, embedded systems, manufacturing engineering / test engineering / diagnostics software
• Experience with design and development of Windows PC or Web user interfaces
• Strong programming skill and experience in Python, C++, Javascript
• Demonstrated technical leadership
• Strong problem solving skills
• Excellent ability to communicate complex concepts to engineers in different functional areas
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Intellectually curious and passionate
• High emotional intelligence and solid people skills


• Full stack web application development
• Familiarity with Matlab, SQL database
• Web technologies such as RESTful APIs, JSON, sockets
• Graduate degree or additional years of experience
• Experience in medical device manufacturing or regulated engineering environment
• Experience developing robotic or electro-mechanical systems, including control systems
• Experience working in a manufacturing environment

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