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Manager Vision Design Requirements Engineering

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB7692

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 Requirements Engineering will be responsible for leading a team of engineers to document requirements for, development of, and testing of vision product families consisting of endoscopes, illumination and image processing modules, and manufacturing processes.  This leader will build an infrastructure to assure compliance to all applicable regulations and processes, drive improvements in our quality processes, and support international release of Intuitive vision products.

Essential Job Duties (Specific responsibilities and tasks an individual would be expected to perform in the role. Additional job duties may be determined by functional people manager)

The role requires an ability to drive improvements in processes while simultaneously using existing processes to release vision products with optimal reliability, quality, and cost. This key technical management role will guide and mentor a talented requirements engineering organization responsible for driving quality through adherence to our processes and driving improvements to the processes themselves.  Additionally, this Requirements Engineering team works collaboratively with the Design teams and Regulatory teams to enable international release of our products.

Represent the design control and risk management function at a leadership level within the MP vision organization and lead design assurance/req engineering team.

Drive continuous improvement initiatives for design control and risk management documentation related to MP vision products on both new and sustained product lines.

Work with MP vision PMO to develop a roadmap for official design control and risk management function as a partner on MCF and CAF projects.

Work with design control and risk management team members to develop roadmap for QIP implementation in the MP vision organization.

In conjunction with design control and risk management team members in MP vision org, develop and present training content on QIP initiative as well as other design control and risk management topics for continued education of all org members.

Required Skills and Experience 

  • Track record of leading and developing sustainable teams
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with 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 mentor contributors on processes, implement processes for product safety and quality, and drive process improvements that lead to  improving patient outcomes, surgeon experience, and business performance
  • Demonstrated ability to distill the requirements into clear goals and actions for the team that deliver improved products for our customers in a timely manner

Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience 

  • Track record of leading and developing sustainable teams
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with 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 mentor contributors on processes, implement processes for product safety and quality, and drive process improvements that lead to  improving patient outcomes, surgeon experience, and business performance
  • Demonstrated ability to distill the requirements into clear goals and actions for the team that deliver improved products for our customers in a timely manner

Required Education and Training 

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

Preferred Skills and Experience 

  • Prior experience in medical device design and manufacturing
  • 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: $165,600 USD - $238,400 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $140,800 USD - $202,600 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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