Software Test Engineering Manager at Intuitive in Sunnyvale, California

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

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 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.

Job Description

Primary Function of Position:

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. produces the da Vinci® Surgical System, a minimally invasive robotic surgery system that uses highly complex mechanics, replaceable instruments and accessories, and enhanced three-dimensional visualization to extend surgical technique and precision beyond the limits of the human hand.

The Software Engineer will develop and test new and innovative surgical devices and robotic instrument products for the Intuitive da Vinci Surgical System. He or she must excel in a high-energy team environment and be capable of making sound decisions when faced with the time pressures and incomplete information typical of new product development. The successful candidate must have strong technical depth in relevant areas and have a track record of successful product development efforts.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Represent Software Test Engineering on cross-functional project teams that design, test and develop next generation surgical devices and robotic instrument products

  • Work closely with the hardware, software and system engineering teams to determine best methods to verify design requirements and to ensure design outputs are successfully integrated into effective system designs

  • Build a software test team, manage the priorities, and provide hands on technical mentorship for test engineers.

  • Support robotic instrument and surgical devices continuous integration & testing across multiple development platforms

  • Develop, implement, test and document solutions for designs according to clinical and market requirements

  • Develop test methodologies to perform manual or automated software verification.

  • Provide rapid prototype firmware and iterative design support for the testing of new technology and to evaluate future product release content

  • Provide engineering support for resolution of field and manufacturing issues

  • Provide technical support to other company stakeholders on surgical device technologies

  • * Support the quality and regulatory processes as required


Skill/Job Requirements:

  • Minimum BS required, MS preferred (EE or CS preferred). Minimum 5 years of software testing experience for embedded devices.

  • Experience testing complete firmware or software solutions for embedded systems using C/C++, Verilog or assembly language in Linux operating system.

  • Develop tests at module and system level in Python.

  • Debug software and perform reviews of test automation frameworks.

  • Contribute to design documentation for test protocols, results and reports and complete tracing for all software requirements.

  • Assist in analysis of test and field data, identify non-conformance trends, generate concise executive summaries, and recommend design improvements.

  • Proven experience using electronic bench equipment such as oscilloscopes and function generators for the bring up and troubleshooting of hardware

  • Proven experience in a fast paced, high transaction environment providing solutions throughout the entire product lifecycle

  • Hands-on engineering with the proven ability to work well in a team environment

  • Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools and effective peer review techniques

  • Experience with designing products in an FDA or other regulated industry or for mission critical applications is desired; comfort with concepts of design input, design output, traceability, and risk analysis

  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, oral) across all levels and organizations

  • A real excitement to learn and get to the bottom of tough technical problems

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.

Shift : Day

Travel : None

Travel Requirements:None Shift:Day
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