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Senior Manager Vision Product Engineering

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB7570

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 

The Manager of Vision Product Engineering will be responsible for leading a team of engineers to develop improvements to shipping vision product families consisting of endoscopes, illumination and image processing modules, and manufacturing processes.  This leader will build an infrastructure to extract information from system logs, RMA data, and internal and external customer feedback.  This role is a key part of making data driven decisions to improve new product designs prior to launch in addition to improving existing production released hardware.

Essential Job Duties 

The role requires analyzing the Data/Trends from current Endoscope field use and return data to refine existing and new product architecture for optimal reliability, quality, and cost. This key technical management role will guide and mentor a talented product engineering organization responsible for revising existing product designs, using data to drive manufacturing process improvements, and creating all associated control documentation.  Additionally, this Product Engineering team works collaboratively with the Design teams and Manufacturing teams to transfer product improvements to volume manufacturing sites around the globe.

  • Coach, develop, and lead the engineering team through influential leadership, balancing the development objectives of the team with the needs of the organization
  • Collaborate with partner teams across Intuitive to develop effective processes for prioritizing and efficiently completing projects related to product quality, manufacturing efficiency, and customer feedback
  • Analyze the data from current products in the field to find trends and opportunities for improvement
  • Work with Quality Engineering group to ensure that the team follows appropriate GMP, design history file (DHF), and device history record (DHR) guidelines per FDA requirements, and support design reviews in accordance with product development procedures


Required Skills and Experience 

  • Track record of leading and developing sustainable teams
  • Ability to effectively lead a team that is split among geographic regions, organize effective collaboration in time zones with limited work-day overlap, and balance cultural differences among contributors
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently collect and analyze data, turn it into a compelling story to explain what the data is telling us, and write an ending to that story which provides a path to improving patient outcomes, surgeon experience, and business performance
  • Demonstrated ability to distill the data-driven story into clear goals and actions for the team that deliver improved products for our customers in a timely manner

Required Education and Training 

  • Minimum B.S. degree in Engineering discipline, M.S. preferred.
  • A minimum 1-3 years’ experience managing an engineering team.
  • A minimum 8-10 years’ experience in design, manufacturing, or service environment for complex electro-mechanical products.

Preferred Skills and Experience 

  • Prior experience in medical device manufacturing/field data analytics
  • Strong quantitative process development skills including (p)FMEA, tolerance analysis, DoE, SPC, GR&R, and CpK
  • Excellent organizational skills; Able to manage multiple fast-paced projects
  • Prior experience with Agile Change Control and SAP
  • Experience in an ISO 13485, ISO 9001, or medical device 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: $184,000 USD - $276,000 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $156,400 USD - $234,600 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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