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Sr. System Test Engineer

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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.
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Job Description

As a System Test Engineer within the Future Forward engineering team, you will be accountable for all the aspects relating to software testing. You will partner with the development team and with the clinical team to develop procedures leading up to the full verification of the system software for a novel surgical robot architecture.

The primary function of this position is to own all aspects of system verification for robotic surgical systems, including ownership of the top-level test strategy, design, development, and execution of test protocols, test report generation, and defect management.

The successful candidate must excel in a focused, high-energy small-team environment. The position will require close partnership with cross-functional teams, including but not limited to product development teams, clinical team, systems analysts, design team, quality, and regulatory teams.

Quick learning and a desire to understand requirements from a user's and engineering's perspective are essential to become a valuable system developer. A proven sense of mutual responsibility and shared reward is required.

Your responsibilities will encompass all aspects related to the system software verification, ranging from a clear expertise of the system architecture design and risk analysis to ownership of requirements discussions and change impact analysis. You will understand the system from both a technical perspective and the user's viewpoint, and drive definition and development of robust test strategy, as well as recommend design improvements.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Designing, developing, and executing test protocols for functional software verification for complex robotic surgical systems.
  • Generating test reports and complete requirement tracing for all requirements under test.
  • Logging and managing issues found within the issue tracking system; working with software and cross-functional teams to identify the root cause and assess the impact of each issue.
  • Contributing to requirements discussions and providing inputs from system test engineering perspective.
  • Participating in design change reviews and provide feedback on test impact and regression analysis.
  • Analyzing test data, identify non-conformance trends, generate concise executive summaries, and recommend design improvements.
  • Execution of the verification protocols of robotic surgical systems and instruments.

Qualifications

Required Education and Training:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree or above in Computer Science, Physics, or other technical field.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in testing complex electro-mechanical or robotic systems (6 years for Master's degree holders).

Required Skills and Experience

  • Exceptional V&V planning & execution experience in medical device under quality and regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent foundation in system engineering, SQA, software principles, good understanding of system software architecture.
  • In-depth knowledge of failure mode and risk analysis.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and debugging of complex embedded software and electromechanical systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience

Experience with Python scripting language, to generate automated tests is preferred.

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.

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.

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: $147,600 USD - $212,400 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $125,500 USD - $180,500 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
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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