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Sr Robotics and Control Engineer

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

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt 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 DescriptionPrimary Function of Position:Intuitive Surgical, Inc. produces the -, a - minimally invasive highly-complex robotic surgery system that uses proprietary control software, advanced mechanics, and enhanced visualization to extend surgical technique and precision beyond the limits of the human hand.Systems Analysts, with a vital and wide-ranging role, are primarily responsible for generating, debugging and tuning the key algorithms associated with Intuitive Surgical products, and providing technical analytic assistance to other engineering groups. The Systems Analyst will investigate and resolve design issues that impact the production process and system performances in the field. The successful candidate will have both the technical depth to resolve complex control algorithm issues and initiate improvements, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team to troubleshoot higher level system issues. A strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward is required as well as a high level commitment and passion to technically challenging problems and high product reliability.Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, implement, and test key product control and safety software algorithms including calibration and diagnostics
  • Address issues at production and also in the field, perform analysis, evaluate risk, determine root causes, propose design improvements, and provide solutions
  • Analyze complex medical electro-mechanical devices and servo control systems for safety and clinical risk, anticipate potential failure modes, and provide risk mitigation strategiesQualificationsSkill/Job Requirements:This position represents a core competitive capability for Intuitive. Specific requirements for the position are:
    • A minimum of 3 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or a Master's degree or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience
    • Preferred: PhD or MS in EE, ME, Aerospace or similar field relating to robotics or mechatronics with an emphasis on Dynamic Systems and Control
    • Thorough theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in robot manipulator kinematics, dynamics, and embedded real-time control including motion and vision sensing
    • Demonstrated sound engineering judgment and technical skills in real problem solving - from improving and optimizing performance levels to identifying issues, and making improvements
    • In-depth knowledge of software principles, practices and techniques including testability, maintainability and scalability
    • The ability to -write -efficient and reliable code -that works on real systems is essential
    • Proficient in Matlab and C/C++ is a must, and experience of other high level programming languages, e.g. Python and JavaScript, is a plus
    • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly present to different audiences
    • Strong motivation and desire to learn, detail-oriented, results-driven, and able to develop an effective and reliable solution to challenging problems and drive the solution to completion and really make an impactAdditional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.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 : NoneTravel Requirements:None Shift:Day

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