Intuitive Surgical Careers
Computer Vision Scientist
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Requisition ID: 182643
Who is Intuitive Surgical? The numbers tell an amazing story. Learn more about our company.Company Description:
Intuitive Surgical designs and manufactures state-of-the-art robot-assisted systems for use in minimally-invasive surgery. These systems are revolutionizing the way in which surgery is being done and offer a unique platform—that is being used routinely at hospitals worldwide—for exploring the potential of digital surgery. 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:
Contribute broadly to the Applied Research team, responsible for computer vision and machine learning algorithms/methods and new technology development focused on 3D scene understanding/reconstruction and spatial AI systems for next generation robotic surgery platforms.
The successful candidate must excel in a high-energy, focused, small-team environment, be able to initiate and drive new research directions, and have a commitment to high research quality. A strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward is required.
As part of the research team, immediate responsibilities include:
• Develop prototypes of 3D recognition models that scale to large clinical datasets• Develop prototypes of dense 3D reconstruction systems based on multi-view image sensors• Contribute to building new clinical datasets and data pipelines• Participate in integration of new ML/CV algorithms into existing and future robotic platforms• Experiment with several users and clinical advisors to iterate prototype designs based on feedback and performance.• Develop new technologies and digital products to improve surgeon and team performance on robotic surgery platforms.• Support academic collaborations in related fields.
Additional responsibilities include:
• Contribute to multiple areas of research, including but not limited to the following:
o Design and apply CV/ML algorithms to novel, surgical applicationso Design/bring-up of novel sensing technologieso Characterize surgeon and team behavior and workflow to optimize new technologies
Qualifications• Establish strong academic collaborations across research disciplines• Participate in local and international conferences and support publications in top academic journals
Competency Requirements: (Competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience).
In order to adequately perform the responsibilities of this position the individual must have:
• Doctoral degree in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, or Master's degree with minimum (5) years industry experience developing computer vision and machine learning applications• Strong hands-on experience with deep learning frameworks such TensorFlow, PyTorch, BLVC Caffe, Theano• Strong hands-on experience with Python (proficiency), C/C++ (proficiency), Shell Script, Matlab• Hands-on experience with GPU accelerated algorithms and implementations• Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art models based on CNNs, RNNs, and LSTMs• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal• Interested in early phases of product exploration and iteration based on incomplete requirements.• Solid understanding of computer vision, machine learning, and deep learning algorithms and techniques is required• Experience with visualization tools is a plus• Experience with sensor fusion algorithms is a plus• Self-starter and able to work in a collaborative and results-oriented environment• Ability to travel domestically and internationally (5-15%)• Able to view live and recorded surgical procedures
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.