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Sr. Manufacturing Software Engineer

Job Description

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-California-Sunnyvale-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 200445


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:

The engineer in this position will play a key role on the Manufacturing Software Engineering team to enable the manufacture of new surgical robotic systems. This engineer will develop the software and algorithms that assure each systems’ kinematic performance and safety. The position will require close collaboration with product development teams, Systems Analysts, Electrical Test Fixture Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Quality Engineers to build a coherent diagnostic strategy and develop software to implement the same.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Design and architect software systems that control machines to streamline manufacturing process
  • Builds software infrastructures that enable value extraction from the data generated
  • Understand each new product’s operation and control, and develop the means to ensure their integrity in volume production
  • Design, document, and qualify software for use in manufacturing new systems
  • Follow good software development practices
  • Work independently to overcome roadblocks with minimum guidance
  • Take ownership of manufacturing software and work with cross-functional teams to drive projects to completion
  • Support existing production software
Skill/Job Requirements
  • Passionate about technologies and love programming
  • Able to map, develop, and test projects from inception to launch
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods,  techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • A track record for planning, executing and delivering on projects
  • Motivated to continually improve best practices
  • Adaptable to dynamic requirements
  • Enjoy the thrill of tackling large complex problems
  • Good communication and can drive to resolution within constraints
  • Excellent ability to communicate complex concepts to engineers in different functional areas
  • Detail oriented team player
  • Resourceful problem-solver
  • Foster strong sense of team with peers through solicitation of feedback and constructive contribution to review sessions
  • Demonstrated technical leadership


Skills needed to be successful:
  • Strong programming skill and experience (python is a big plus)
  • Solid understand of OOA/OOD/OOP/Design Patterns
  • Familiarity with web technologies like Restful API, Web services, HTML, CSS, Angular JS is a plus
  • Familiarity with databases (SQL, No-SQL, etc. …)
  • Strong analytical, time management, interpersonal, listening and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma, and/or Statistical Process Control are pluses
  • Matlab is a plus
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Engineering (Software Engineering or Computer Science preferred)
  • 8+ years of software development experience
  • Experience developing robotic or electro-mechanical systems, including control systems
  • Fully understand Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Strong industry experience in architecture and development of scalable production quality systems
  • Development methodologies (Agile, TDD, Waterfall, etc. …)
  • Development tools (Git, Jira, etc. …)
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing or regulated engineering environment
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We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.