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Sr. Embedded Software Engineer

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB7009

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 of Position

As a Senior Software Engineer reporting to Managing Principal, Software, you will be a critical member of the Advanced Development group, focusing on the design and development of cutting-edge embedded architectures for future surgical devices. This role involves working on complex, multi-processor SoC/FPGA/real-time embedded environments, emphasizing on architecting novel distributed processing architectures, and advancing our real-time servo control infrastructure. To be successful, you must possess a strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward – there are no passengers on this ship, only crew.

The successful candidate should excel in fast-paced, small-team environments, adeptly convert rough requirements into tangible solutions, and demonstrate a strong commitment to product quality. Key skills include rapid learning, thorough understanding of project requirements, and efficient prototype development. A team-oriented mindset and a desire to foster a collaborative and fun work culture are important. You will be supported by a knowledgeable and caring management team dedicated to your career development and success.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Developing complex applications in Linux/QNX environments.
  • Configuring and performance tuning of PCI-e subsystems in single host and multi-host environments.
  • Integrate, configure and debug QNX Neutrino OS and BSPs with various hardware targets.
  • Distill software requirements from high level group goals, own and drive solutions to completion.
  • Performance evaluations of different CPU architectures.
  • Create and maintain detailed technical documentation, including software module design and system architecture.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in embedded systems design and development, particularly in a Linux/QNX environment.
  • Proven ability to clearly and coherently articulate complex technical concepts to a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Advanced proficiency in modern C++ programming, with a focus on embedded systems and real-time applications.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and troubleshooting FPGAs, GPUs or other hardware accelerators for high-performance data movement.
  • Expertise in QNX/Linux kernel modules, and embedded communications protocols.
  • Strong expertise in PCI-e driver development.
  • Strong background in distributed inter-processor communication and extending frameworks to new processors/operating systems.
  • Strong ability to isolate and root-cause interdependent hardware/software problems.
  • Passion for delivering high-quality, innovative products that will improve millions of people’s lives!

Required Education and Training

  • Minimum Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or other relevant engineering discipline. Advanced degrees preferred.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with programming PCI-e switch fabrics.
  • Experience with device driver development.
  • Experience with design methodologies relevant to medical devices, including risk analysis and traceability.

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: $176,300 USD - $253,700 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $149,900 USD - $215,700 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: None
Workplace Type: Set Schedule - This job will be onsite weekly, the percentage of onsite work will be defined by the leader.

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