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Software Engineer – Surgical Robot Manufacturing

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • REF12709Z

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

You’ll play a key role on the Multiport Test Engineering team to enable the manufacturing of a new generation of surgical robots. You will develop automated, mechatronic-centric manufacturing test and diagnostic software that assures the calibration, 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 comprehensive test strategy and deliver automated manufacturing test software.

Essential Job Duties

  • 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


Required Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of professional and/or internship experience in hardware-oriented software development
  • Experience developing or testing robotic or electro-mechanical systems, including control systems and mechatronics
  • Experience with design and development of Windows PC or Web user interfaces
  • Expert in object-oriented Python
  • 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

Required Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related program

Preferred Skills and Experience  

  • Web technologies such as HTML, Javascript, RESTful APIs, JSON, Sockets
  • Familiarity with Matlab, SQL database, Linux-based Operating Systems
  • Automated product or software testing
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing or regulated engineering environment
  • Experience working in a product manufacturing environment

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: $125,000 USD - $169,100 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $106,300 USD - $143,800 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: None
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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