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Sr. Interaction Designer

Company: Intuitive
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job 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.

Primary Function of Position:
Interaction Design is a key role at Intuitive Surgical, with responsibilities that cut across multiple technical disciplines. We bring a human-centered design process to healthcare innovation and the development of physical and digital interfaces that are safe, effective, and delight our users.As a Senior Interaction Designer on the da Vinci team, you will lead the definition and design of various elements of the platform, often extending across multiple touchpoints. You will work collaboratively with other designers, Human Factors engineers, clinical experts, and engineering teams to help develop new digitally-enabled solutions, including robotic control systems, medical image processing, data visualization, and other digital applications.You will be involved in various stages of the product development process from early concepts to final design and implementation. The da Vinci platform has many exciting opportunities ahead, and we are excited to welcome you as a team member as we build the future of minimally invasive care.This is a full-time position in our Sunnyvale, CA Office.Roles & Responsibilities:About You:

  • You are a fantastic designer and enjoy both learning and helping others become fantastic product thinkers and designers
  • You are passionate about improving the life of patients and solving novel challenges in healthcare
  • You are inclusive by nature and understand the purpose and value of cross-functional collaboration
  • You enjoy collaborating with technical partners and thrive working on abstract and often unfamiliar design & interaction problems
  • You know what quality looks and feels like, and can set the bar high and inspire others to reach that bar
  • You are emotionally intelligent and have excellent listening, communication and analytical skills that help you to adapt in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • You champion and embody user-centered design (UCD) in every way
  • You help create a team culture in which everyone thrives and can do their best
    What You'll Do
    • Design world class physical and digital interactions
    • Uphold superior standards and methods throughout the product development life cycle
    • Collaborate with Human Factors, Clinical, and Engineering teams throughout the product development process to ensure your designs are safe, effective, and feasible
    • Document, maintain and share your project plans to ensure proper coordination with cross-functional partners
    • Participate in discovery and research activities to develop and apply a strong understanding of end-users and the problem space
    • Balance prioritized trade-offs that consider user, product, engineering and business needs as you iterate quickly through various design to narrow the solution space
    • Collaborate with other interaction and visual designers to produce beautiful and functional interfaces
    • Think systemically to create holistic design solutions that reinforce and contribute to the interaction design language of the product
    • Propose clear and compelling designs with sound rationale addressing identified problems and opportunities
    • Participate in the validation of product usability through informal and formal testing with representative users in lab and clinical settings
    • Write clear, comprehensive and detailed user interface specifications for others to build and test against
      Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:
      • Minimum 5 years of experience in product design (in-house, agency, or freelance)
      • Bachelor's or Master's degree in design, human sciences (e.g., Cognitive Science, Psychology, Human Factors), information science, or engr/computer science
      • Proven record of bringing products to market that contain complex user interactions, especially products with physical interactions that are not solely web- or software-based
      • Proficient in the use of current design tools and software applications, with strong prototyping experience
      • Ideally, experience working in the medical industry and/or healthcare
      • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
        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 : Shift 1 - DayTravel : Yes, 10 % of the TimeTravel Requirements:Yes, 10 % of the Time Shift:Shift 1 - Day

Keywords: Intuitive, Sunnyvale , Sr. Interaction Designer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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