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Manager, Robotic Algorithms and Controls

Company: Intuitive
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

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 theirmost 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 of Position: Robotic Algorithms and Controls Engineers (Systems Analysts) at Intuitive perform a central role in the design, development, and support of new products in the daVinci Surgery product lines. Robotic Algorithms and Controls Engineers are primarily responsible for the tele-robotic motion & force control algorithms, robotic manipulator control, and safety algorithms for new surgical robots, instruments, accessories, and endoscopes. This responsibility crosses into mechanical, software, control, user interface, electrical, and safety engineering where all the subsystems are integrated together. Robotic Algorithms and Controls Engineers strive to provide early design input, quickly prove out new designs, and seek out solutions to subtle and challenging problems in system integration, system safety, and motion & force control. Responsibilities continue until the products are shipping to customers with the highest quality and reliability. The Manager of a Robotic Algorithms and Controls Engineering (Systems Analysis) team establishes individual responsibilities within their team, towards projects needing motion & force control algorithms and safety systems. They are responsible for tactical milestones for the projects their team supports. They advise senior management on the technical strategy for a product or a platform project. They maintain active liaison with other Robotic Algorithms and Controls Engineering teams, software & hardware teams, manufacturing teams, and user facing & clinical engineering teams, to enable cohesion of design inputs, design architecture, specifications, and verification. They are expected to hire, coach, and retain Robotic Algorithms and Controls Engineering talent within their group. Roles & Responsibilities: --- Lead a team of Robotic Algorithms and Controls Engineers towards successful accomplishment of product implementation with best-in-class solutions and architectures --- Provide in-depth analysis and characterization of electromechanical architectures during the entire design life cycle. --- Facilitate mechanical, electrical, and software integration of new prototypes and new products including complete robotic systems, manipulators, instruments, accessories, and endoscopes --- Analyze complex electro-mechanical devices for dynamic safety and clinical risk --- Implement safety monitoring algorithms based on sound physics and risk analysis --- Participate in clinical observations and experiments to ensure that performance requirements are relevant and realistic --- Adhere to, and contribute to, design control processes, including design reviews, presentations, documentation, and verification and validation testing activities --- Document and pursue intellectual property --- Communicate system architectural choices to the cross functional engineering team --- Improve cross functional workflow and interaction through tool building and teaching others Qualifications Skills, Experience, Education, & Training: --- Minimum Masters in robotics related engineering field, with a minimum 6 years of experience in control of mechatronic systems, or Ph.D. with 3 years of experience in control of mechatronic systems. --- Minimum 1-3 years of people management experience, or 3-5 years of cross-functional technical leadership in a Robotic Algorithms and Controls Engineers or equivalent role. --- Familiarity with design control processes. Prior experience in product development under medical device standards (such as ISO 13485, IEC 60601, and IEC 62304), is a plus. --- Strong embedded C programming capabilities as well as electromechanical and software integration skills. --- Understanding of, and experience in, implementing classical and modern servo control systems. --- Strong engineering intuition for mechatronic systems, combined with detailed and data-oriented approach, to develop and push designs to completion. --- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to facilitate robust decisions. --- Passion for product quality and continuous improvements across multiple functions. --- Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or our customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19. Details can vary by role. 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. 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. Shift : Day Travel : None Travel Requirements:None Shift:Day

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