Manufacturing Software Engineer

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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.


The Automation, Equipment and Test (AET) Team is responsible for making the robots that make the robots. We develop and maintain equipment, fixtures, and tooling that optimize and streamline the manufacturing process of instruments and accessories.

Primary Function of Position:

The engineer in this position will play a key role on the Manufacturing Software Engineering team to enable the manufacture of new surgical robotic instruments and accessories. This engineer will develop the software and algorithms that assure each instrument’s kinematic performance and safety. The position will require close collaboration with product development teams, systems analysts, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers, and quality engineers to build a coherent diagnostic strategy and develop software to implement the same.


Roles and Responsibilities:

This role requires but is not limited to:

  • Architect, design and develop software systems that control machines to streamline manufacturing process
  • Builds and maintain software infrastructures that enable value extraction from the data generated
  • Understand each new product’s operation and control, and develop the means to ensure their integrity in volume production
  • Design, document, and qualify software for use in manufacturing new instruments and accessories
  • Follow good software development practices
  • Work independently to overcome roadblocks with minimum guidance
  • Take ownership of manufacturing software and work with cross-functional teams to drive projects to completion
  • Support existing production software

Skill/Job Requirements:

  • Passionate about technologies and love programming
  • Able to map, develop, and test projects from inception to launch
  • A track record for executing and delivering on projects
  • Motivated to continually improve best practices
  • Adaptable to dynamic requirements
  • Enjoy the thrill of tackling large complex problems
  • Good communication
  • Excellent ability to communicate complex concepts to engineers
  • Strong programming skill and experience (C#/python is a plus)
  • Understanding of OOA/OOD/OOP/Design Patterns
  • Detail oriented team player
  • Resourceful problem-solving machine
  • Foster strong sense of team with peers through solicitation of feedback and constructive contribution to review sessions


Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with web technologies like Restful API, Web services, HTML, CSS, Angular JS is a plus
  • Familiarity with databases (SQL, No-SQL, etc …)
  • Experience developing robotic or electro-mechanical systems, including control systems
  • Strong analytical, time management, interpersonal, listening and communication skills
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing or regulated engineering environment
  • Strong industry experience in architecture and development of scalable production quality systems
  • Fully understand Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Familiarity with Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma, and/or Statistical Process Control are pluses


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Engineering (Software Engineering or Computer Science preferred)
  • Minimum of 3+ years of software development experience (higher degree can offset years of experience)


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 - Day

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Travel Requirements: Yes, 10 % of the Time Shift: Shift 1 - Day

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