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Sr. Application Software Developer

  • Raleigh, NC, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB8480

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

Our small group is seeking engineers passionate about improving the way we service robots. In this role, you will design, develop, test, and maintain software and tools to enable field engineers to efficiently perform and document actions like error analysis, part replacement, calibration, and preventive maintenance.

You will collaborate with software engineers, service, and product support teams, ensuring robust and effective tools for our users. Strong collaboration, technical writing, and organizational skills are essential, along with agility in varied test and development environments.

This position offers the opportunity to work with next-generation products, engage with diverse teams, and foster a culture of collaboration. Our team has frequent opportunities to work directly with end users, see how our tool impacts their daily lives, and have the flexibility to drive novel improvements.


  • Develop test platform software to support the distribution, execution, and record-keeping of software used to service our robots in the field.
  • Lead and assist in the creation, testing, and documentation of effective requirements and efficient test strategies for the service software suite, adapting the platform to operate in the rapidly advancing product and international service spaces.
  • Ensure that written requirements and test plans are comprehensive and accurate.
  • Create and refine interfaces between service software components, such as test algorithms and limits, and database and storage infrastructure.


Skill/Job Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field, or 8+ years of industry experience in software engineering.
  • Expert level knowledge of Python
  • Experience with Qt
  • Extensive experience with all aspects of the software development life cycle: Planning, Requirements, Design, Development, Testing, Deployment, Maintenance.
  • Proficiency with issue management tools and lifecycle or requirements management tools.
  • Strong experience with Windows and familiarity with cross-platform development.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Nice to have

  • Experience building service tools 
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with JavaScript
  • Experience with QML
  • Experience with C++
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Experience with Linux and test automation tools (e.g., Jenkins).
  • Experience with AWS S3, MongoDB, and/or SQL.

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: $176,300 USD - $253,700 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $149,900 USD - $215,700 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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