Intuitive Surgical Careers

Future Opportunities System Test Engineering Co-op (Raleigh)

US-NC-Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Description

Job: Co-Ops
Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-US-NC-Raleigh
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 161737


Company Description:
Joining Intuitive Surgical, Inc. means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.
  • Must be concurrently enrolled in a degree-seeking program with an accredited university or enrolled in an upcoming program. 
  • Must be available to work full-time hours, M-F for 14-16 weeks during a typical academic semester.  Preference is availability to commit to 2 co-op rotations.
Primary Function of Position:
The System Test function is responsible for Verification Testing of surgical robots.  The primary function of this position is to design, develop, and execute test protocols for functional SW verification for intricate robotic surgical systems.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the development and execution of test protocols for functional SW and User Interface verification for intricate robotic surgical systems.
  • Contributing to design documentation for test protocols, results and reports and complete requirement tracing for all requirements using MKS.
  • Assist in analysis of test data, identify non-conformance trends, generate concise executive summaries, and recommend design improvements.
  • Logging and debugging issues within the issue tracking system. 
  • Develop tests and scripts that automate the testing process at a system level.
  • Assist in development of SW tests at module level in Python or Matlab. 
  • Learn the elements of the SW build process to effectively execute, monitor and troubleshoot as necessary.
  • Improve automatic testing and develop the next iteration of automatic script-based testing.
  • Work with Clinical and SW teams to debug User Interface issues.
  • Assist in Human Factors Studies.    
  • Experience in a FDA design environment, preferably medical device experience

Skill/Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 2 years Bachelor’s degree completed in an engineering discipline required.  BioMed preferred
  • Ability to analyze test data, identify non-conformance trends, generate concise executive summaries, and recommend design improvements
  • Experience in writing and executing effective test plans and protocol development is preferred
  • Prefer familiarity with Human Factors and User Interface Testing
  • Familiarity with SW programming in C or C++   
  • Familiarity with scripting language, preferably Python for generation of automated tests.
  • Ability to collaborate with the SW, CDE, HF, EE, and ME groups.
  • Must work very well in a collaborative, fast paced and information environment, and will thrive under the pressure of doing something meaningful and needed.
  • Troubleshooting mind set; an ability to systematically and effectively break down a system or process into subparts to identify failure mechanisms
  • Excellent documentation skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Capability of participating in all aspects of Design Control.
Additional competencies or experience:
  • Familiarity with medical device verification and validation, and an understanding of the requirements for regulatory approval.
  • Experience testing hardware systems with integrated software, especially in mechanical or robotic systems.
  • Experience with automated testing tools (using and/or developing).
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