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Staff Interaction Designer – Multiport Systems

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB7647

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

As a Staff level Interaction Designer you will be responsible for leading certain aspects of Interaction Design for Intuitive’s da Vinci Surgical System. Working in close collaboration with cross-functional teams, you will continually push to execute consistent and high-quality user experiences for Intuitive’s Multiport product line. The Multiport Interaction Design team’s primary focus is to ensure that Intuitive products are Useful, Usable and Desirable. This includes development of user interfaces from early product definition and development phases through product launch, as well as participating in the validation of product usability through informal and formal testing with representative users.  

You are a flexible and dynamic professional who strives for innovative and elegant solutions in all endeavors. The ideal candidate is passionate about intentional aesthetics and the critical role design plays in intersecting the needs of the user with business goals and product continuity. This candidate should have experience designing end-to-end experiences for a wide range of products and services.

You are a highly collaborative individual and believe that design is a team endeavor. You enjoy helping your team and mentoring junior designers. Participating in design reviews/critiques and planning is just part of your day.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and implement product designs that enhance surgeon and OR staff capabilities through unprecedented simplicity, utility, and ease of use 
  • Define, document, and execute designs for software and hardware
  • Provide both high-level and detail-focused specifications for designs to facilitate communication with project stakeholders and engineering teams alike 
  • Follow product and deliverable timelines working with cross-functional teams to prioritize project work accordingly 
  • Partner with the broader Interaction Design team to drive consistency across Intuitive’s product ecosystem 


Skills/Job Requirements:  

  • 10+ years of experience in product design roles – experience beyond traditional web and native app UI is preferred 
  • Ability to research and understand the needs of the user as well as the business and translate those into Product Design goals and execution
  • Ability to synthesize nuanced interactions between hardware and software into essential experiences
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills when sharing design process with cross-functional teams 
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of Adobe CC, Figma, and other industry standard tools
  • Ability to visualize and bring concepts to life through prototypes at all levels of fidelity
  • Experience working with emerging technologies including 3D/AR/VR is preferred with an emphasis on communicating spatial interactions  

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: $164,000 USD - $236,000 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $139,400 USD - $200,600 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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