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Staff Power Electronics Engineer

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB8346

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 Advanced Energy team at Intuitive is a multidisciplinary group committed to developing innovative medical devices for robotic platforms, technologies, and programs. We focus on creating groundbreaking technologies that take on significant challenges and fill gaps in our healthcare system. Our mission is to shape the future of healthcare by developing platforms and ecosystems that enable providers and teams to offer transformative, life-enhancing care. This role offers a thrilling chance to be part of a creative and dynamic team during the early, fast-paced phases of product development. Joining Intuitive Surgical means becoming part of a team that uses technology to improve patient care by enhancing surgical efficiency and reducing surgical invasiveness, always prioritizing patient outcomes.

The person in this position will report directly to the technical manager of the advanced energy product. They will be tasked with the technical development of advanced energy products at Intuitive, focusing primarily on the electrical design of new generator systems for advanced devices and exploring innovative system concepts for new surgical robotics applications. The ideal candidate should have a hands-on approach, deep technical knowledge in relevant areas, and a proven track record of successful product development projects. They must thrive in a high-energy team setting and be able to make informed judgments under the typical time constraints and uncertainties of new product development.

Essential Job Duties

  • Design analog circuitry, digital signals, PWMs and GPIO
  • Provide engineering expertise in design, scrutiny, and testing of DC-DC power converters and AC-DC power converters for medical devices.
  • Develop detailed power electronics models to investigate and verify the controller algorithms robustness and performance across the entire operating space.
  • Provide rapid development and iterative design support for the testing of new technology.
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineers to optimize placement of high-power modules/components and bus bars.
  • Create clear and readable schematics for power electronics boards.
  • Component selection for minimum mass and maximum reliability
  • Work with PCB designers to create reliable and low-weight layouts

Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience

  • Expertise with AC-DC converters and power factor correction
  • Expertise with DC/DC conversion and testing methodologies.
  • Experience with circuit schematic and PCB layout.
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience using testing equipment such as oscilloscopes, various probes, frequency response analyzers, power supplies, electronic loads, and DMMs; Hands-on experience with laboratory equipment.
  • Experience of EMI/EMC filter design for power electronics products
  • Exceptional grasp of analog control and discrete logic design
  • Working experience in voltage and current mode control and compensation design
  • Experience with component selection while interacting with suppliers on critical components.

Required Education and Training

  • Minimum BS degree in Electrical Engineering with focus in Power electronics
  • Minimum 8+ years of experience designing circuits, electronic products, or hardware

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of design for fault tolerance and reliability
  • Familiar with failure mode effects and criticality test
  • Experience in medical device industry and knowledge of IEC 60601-1
  • Knowledge of power semiconductor devices such as MOSFETs, IGBTs, BGTs, as well as wide bandgap technologies that use SiC and GaN.

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.

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.

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: $182,500 USD - $262,700 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $155,100 USD - $223,300 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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