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Senior Software Engineer – Integration Automation/DevOps

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB7122

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:

The Digital Software and Platforms group within Intuitive has an immediate opening in Sunnyvale, CA, for a senior software engineer to architect and build a new deeply integrated CI/CD framework, efficient builds and test automation for Digital products and their integration with the robotic platform. You will be leading the development and integration of a complex automation platform for multiple Digital edge devices that integrate with our robotic platforms including exhaustive tests suites in simulation and hardware in the loop. Finally, you will feed the data from your system into a robust data pipeline to analyze and visualize software reliability.

A successful candidate must excel in a high-energy focused team environment, must have excellent communication skills, and must be able to balance independent production of results with the need to collaborate during planning, development, integration, and evaluation of research concepts and minimum viable products. The ability to learn existing systems rapidly and drive to creative, yet practical solutions from rough requirements are essential in this position.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Combine your knowledge of software and systems to engineer and ensure that Intuitive’s Digital offerings are reliable, scalable and efficient.
  • Own the product builds and release lifecycle.
  • Automating the build, test, deployment and integration processes to reduce errors and increase efficiency.
  • Collaborating with development and test teams to ensure that software builds are stable and meet quality standards.
  • Creating and maintaining build and release scripts and processes to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of software products.
  • Build automated pipelines and best DevOps practices especially for CI/CD.
  • Ensure our system remains in compliance with industry standards, regulations and security best practices.
  • Ensure the broader engineering team is enabled to deliver high output.
  • You will implement gradual changes to reduce the cost of failure and encourage developers and product owners to move quickly.
  • Use tooling and automation; Embracing a charter to automate menial tasks away.
  • Reduce technical organizational silos created by inadequate communication and differing product life cycles



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience implementing Continuous Delivery pipelines.
  • Experience with build systems (CMake, Buck, Bazel, etc.).
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud).
  • Fluent in one or more programming languages e.g. C#, C++, python etc.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration tools (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD concepts and tools (Jenkins, GitLab CI).
  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows platforms
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, focus on shipping, and work well under pressure
  • 6+ years of experience in a DevOps, release engineering, configuration management, software development, or related discipline.

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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