Intuitive Surgical Careers

Electrical Engineering Intern

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

Job: Internships
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 182237


Company Description:
Joining Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 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.
Must be concurrently enrolled and returning to an academic program in the fall in an accredited degree-seeking program.
Primary Function of Position:
We are seeking 5-10 Electrical Engineering Summer Interns to support teams across the organization; including team’s focused on instrument design, system design, manufacturing, vision, system analysis and more. The intern will be recruited to work with a specific team.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Performing engineering tasks and problem-solving activities related to medical device development and surgical robotic systems and instruments
  • Performing engineering tests
  • Communicating and collaborating with multiple teams and stakeholders to provide updates and provide task deliverables.
  • Work on substantive projects that have the potential to impact the future business of the company
  • Presenting the projects they have been involved with and lessons learned to the organization

Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:
  • Current enrollment in an Electrical Engineering degree-seeking program at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate level
  • Enthusiasm and passion for medical device technology
  • Experience with robots or electro-mechanical devices.
  • Mathematics-based coding experience (MATLAB, Python, Javascript, C, C++, preferred).
  • Proficient with the following is preferred:
    • Verilog/SystemVerilog
    • Basic engineering lab equipment (oscilloscope, DMM, etc.)
    • CAD tools, such as schematic capture, board layout, simulation, etc.
  • Strong ability to isolate and debug hardware and firmware problems
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, oral) with the team
Learning Outcomes:
  • Exposure to state-of-the-art robotics
  • Experience with complex mechatronics
  • Familiarity with design, manufacturing and testing in a medical device environment
Commitment:  Must be available to work full-time hours, M-F for 10-12 weeks beginning Summer of 2019. 
We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.