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Senior Manager, Vision Pipeline

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB8059

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 Vision Systems Analyst group is a part of the Core Technology Engineering team at Intuitive. The goal of the group is to deliver the highest image quality to our surgeons for all our surgical systems. The focus of the group is mainly on the imaging algorithms, algorithmic tuning and calibration of the endoscopes, displays, and illuminator needed to accomplish excellent image quality. We also help specify and define the light source, optics, sensor and displays used on the surgical robotic systems to deliver the high quality surgical image.

Essential Job Duties

  • Lead team focused on development of real-time image processing pipelines
  • Deliver superb video quality to clinicians
  • Invent, evaluate and implement real-time image processing algorithms
  • Invent, prototype and test advanced imaging modes
  • Obtain and iterate surgical feedback into designs
  • Prepare and review patent applications
  • Work with external vendors for technology selection and iterations
  • Supporting formal risk analysis and documentation for regulatory submissions
  • Supporting verification and validation of the vision system
  • Mentor and train other engineers
  • Lead technical teams
  • Advanced problem solving skills to drive resolution on complex engineering challenges


Required Skills and Experience 

  • Minimum BS, MS or PhD (MS or PhD preferred) in computer science, electrical engineering, physics or related degree
  • Minimum 8 years of industry imaging experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing technical teams
  • Demonstrated skill at solving complex engineering problems
  • Experience in developing image and video processing algorithms or control loops
  • Strong scientific understanding of imaging physics and human perception
  • Proficient in Matlab and C++
  • Knowledgeable in camera sensors, displays, optics and illumination sources

Preferred Skills and Experience 

  • Experience with GPU/CUDA programming
  • Experience working in a regulated industry or on mission critical applications

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: $205,600 USD - $308,400 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $174,800 USD - $262,200 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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