Manager, Clinical Annotation at Intuitive Surgical, Inc. in Sunnyvale, California

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

At Intuitive, 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. Our mission is our guiding force; our culture is the DNA that makes us unique.

As a pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), we have been expanding our innovations through technology to help make a difference in the world. For 25 years, human ingenuity has guided our journey to help solve some of healthcare's complex challenges.

We believe a great idea can come from anywhere-inclusion and mutual respect are vital to our culture. We value character grounded in integrity, a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and diverse 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 strive to 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 help to advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Primary Function of Position:

Contribute to the Surgical Data Science and Machine Learning team responsible for advanced analytics and new technology development focused on the performance for next generation robotic surgery platforms.

The successful candidate must excel in a high-energy, focused, small-team environment, be able to communicate effectively with engineering and health professionals, and have a commitment to high quality research and product development. A strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward is required.

As part of the Surgical Data Science and ML team, responsibilities include:


  • Ensure quality annotations across a team of annotation specialists

  • Manage annotation workloads to support digital products and research efforts

  • Lead in the development, optimization of, and monitoring of agile annotation assignments and workflows through defined key performance indicators

  • Lead in the development of training processes and materials for annotation responsibilities

  • Collaborate with technical teams to support ML and digital project-related annotation

  • Create a collaborative, cohesive team with opportunity for professional growth of top performers


Skill/Job Requirements:

Competency Requirements: (Competency based upon education, training, skills and experience). In order to perform the responsibilities of this position, the individual must have:


  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Biology, or related field with minimum 3-5 years of related experience managing teams; or M.D., R.N., or similar clinical experience with team leadership experience

  • Experience managing and motivating teams that perform manual processes

  • Excellent attention to detail and great team player

  • Demonstrate excellent organization skills to coordinate diverse project portfolios

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Ability to manage time effectively across multiple projects with differing priorities

  • Experience or strong interest in developing training materials for annotation processes or related areas is desired

  • Experience with video data annotation is desired

  • Interest to learn about and to characterize surgical workflows and critical anatomies across many surgical specialties is desired

  • Experience communicating with surgeons and OR staff is desired

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (10-15%)


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.