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Sr Electrical Engineer

Job Description

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-California-Sunnyvale-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 200205


Joining Intuitive Surgical 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.

Primary Function of Position:

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. produces the da Vinci® Surgical System, a minimally invasive robotic surgery system that uses highly complex mechanics, replaceable instruments and accessories, and enhanced three-dimensional visualization to extend surgical technique and precision beyond the limits of the human hand.

The Sr. Electronics Engineer, Endoscopes will develop new and innovative robotic surgical components and subassemblies for the Intuitive da Vinci Surgical System. He or she must excel in a high-energy team environment and be capable of making sound decisions when faced with the time pressures and incomplete information typical of new product development. The successful candidate must have strong technical depth in relevant areas, and have a track record of successful product development efforts.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Represent Electronics Engineering on cross-functional project teams that design and develop next generation robotic surgical and endoscope products
o Develop, implement, test and document design solutions according to clinical and market requirements
o Create Design History File documentation as required by the company’s quality system and FDA regulations
o Provide rapid development and iterative design support for the testing of new technology
o Provide engineering support for resolution of field and manufacturing issues
o Develop, test and evaluate prototypes to aid in the determination of future product release content
• Provide technical support to other company stakeholders on electronics and robotic surgical technology
• Support the quality and regulatory processes as required


Skill/Job Requirements:

• BSEE required, MSEE preferred
• Minimum 5+ years of electronic product design experience
• Experience with schematic capture packages and layout tools, electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes and power supplies.Understanding of analog and digital circuits, embedded systems, high-speed digital transmission lines, and complex PCB material stackups,
• Proven experience in a fast paced, high transaction environment developing complex embedded and FPGA based systems that integrate digital technologies and analog sensors and circuitry
• Comfortable with all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debug, verification, qualification, and transfer to Manufacturing
• Hands-on engineer with the proven ability to characterize the behavior of complex electronic systems to troubleshoot problems or improve performance
• Knowledge of Verilog, C/C++, Python, Matlab, Java preferred
• Understanding of component selection criteria, and design for reliability and manufacturability
• Experience working with FDA and international requirements for developing medical device products preferred; comfort with concepts of design input, design output, traceability, and risk analysis
• Ability to communicate effectively (written, oral) across all levels and organizations and to effectively communicate complex technical issues to a non-technical audience
• Strong understanding of complex capital equipment
• Ability to travel up to 10% time
• A real excitement to learn and get to the bottom of tough technical problems
• A passion for creating robust and reliable products