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Systems Test Engineer - Software

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB6044

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary Function:

You’ll play a key role on the Equipment Engineering team to maintain the manufacture 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 equipment engineers, manufacturing engineers, supplier engineers, quality engineers, and suppliers to build a test strategy and develop software.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of manufacturing test fixtures, software and test system quality
  • Develop a deep technical understanding of product operation, control and testing algorithms
  • Design, document, and qualify test systems and software for use in manufacturing new robot subsystems
  • Work independently to overcome roadblocks with minimum guidance
  • Troubleshoot production line issues
  • Improve the manufacturing test capability through new technology, software and analytics


Skills/Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s or Master’s in Mechatronics Engineering, Electronical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • A minimum 3+ years of experience in hardware-oriented software development
  • Experience with design and development of Windows PC or Web user interfaces
  • Expert in object-oriented Python
  • Experience developing robotic or electro-mechanical systems, including control systems and mechatronics
  • Good hands-on experience with prototyping, cabling, assembling, and integrating test fixtures
  • Demonstrated technical leadership
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Drives projects to completion
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Intellectually curious and passionate
  • High emotional intelligence and solid people skills
  • Experience with electronic lab equipment
  • Basic use of electrical and mechanical tools


  • Full stack frontend & backend web application development
  • Web technologies such as RESTful APIs, JSON,  sockets
  • Familiarity with Matlab, SQL database
  • Experience with Linux and shell scripting
  • Experience with different communication protocols such as RS232, CAN, Ethernet
  • Automated product or software testing
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing or regulated engineering environment
  • Experience working in a product manufacturing environment
  • Experience with version control tools (git preferred)
  • Experience with Atlassian toolset (i.e. JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)
  • Travel: 10%

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

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

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not reside, or plan to reside, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Base Salary Range Region 1: $135,300 - $194,700
Base Salary Range Region 2: $115,000 - $165,600
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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