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Staff Vision System Engineer, Future Forward Illumination

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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.
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Job Description

Primary Function of Position

The Future Forward group within Intuitive Surgical is searching for a Sr. Vision System Engineer to help design the illumination system for a novel robotic surgical platform.  As an early member of the team, this role is an exciting opportunity to help define the eventual product from early prototypes through clinical trials and into product launch.

Essential Job Duties

As part of the New Product Development team, the engineer will work with team members to:

  • Define, narrow down, and select architectures for the new platform illumination system
  • Translate clinical requirements and user needs to functional designs and technical specifications
  • Build mathematical models to simulate the overall system performance and enable design tradeoffs and performance predictions
  • Optimize light sources to maximize image quality in typical surgical scenes
  • Develop new illumination techniques to enhance image quality and enable new imaging modalities
  • Define requirements and budgets for components and susbsystems to achieve the overall performance, including:
    • Lens and illumination uniformity
    • Optical fiber
    • Light engine
    • Illumination controls
  • Work with vendors and internal suppliers to specify, assemble, and test early prototypes and use result to improve next round of designs
  • Generate design concepts for next generation endoscopic devices

Qualifications

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum BS in relevant engineering or scientific discipline
  • Minimum 12 years experience designing complex opto- or electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Solid background in imaging systems, sensors, and optics
  • Hands-on experience assembling and testing illumination systems
  • Proven ability to work well with others
  • Good documentation skills

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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