Sr Embedded Software Engineer

Job Info

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:

The Ion™ endoluminal system is Intuitive's new robotic platform for minimally invasive biopsy in the peripheral lung, with an initial goal of improving the early diagnosis of lung cancer. This position will play a key technical role during the development of a novel new surgical robot system. The engineer will be expected to work with an incredibly talented team to design and build the embedded software platform.  The successful candidate must excel in a high-energy small team environment, be able to drive to solutions from rough requirements, and have a commitment to high product quality.  A strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward is required. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work on a cross functional team to develop technical specifications and evaluate design trade-offs – specifically in platform/infrastructure software 
  • Design and development of product-focused, rock-solid, C/C++ software in a heterogeneous, multi-processor SoC/FPGA/real-time-embedded environment 
  • Develop software for embedded Linux/QNX devices:  
    • Customize and productize embedded operating system distributions 
    • Create drivers that interface with custom FPGA devices 
    • Design and implement multi-threaded, distributed system C++ applications 
  • Contribute broadly to many areas of software development, including but not limited to:  
    • Extension of current frameworks to new processors and operating systems 
    • Development of research prototypes used to evaluate new product concepts 
    • Distributed communication subsystem development 
  • Work with electrical engineers to bring up new, custom hardware 
  • Clinical study support, and participation in product demonstrations, as requested
  • Contribute through design, V&V and transfer to manufacturing activities

Skill/Job Requirements:

  • Passionate about developing cross-platform, object-oriented C++ code (11 and higher)
  • Experience developing for embedded Linux devices 
  • Experience with Python3 and bash scripts.
  • Strong ability to isolate and debug embedded hardware and software problems 
  • Experience working on product-focused designs in a team environment 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • A desire to deliver a quality and innovative product that improves many people’s lives 
  • Minimum experience 4+ years industry experience developing and supporting embedded systems 
  • Minimum education: Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related engineering discipline. 
  • Experience with automation CI/CD, unit testing.
  • Linux and Windows development experience
  • Willingness to work in Linux and Windows environments – whatever it takes
  • Strong intuition for, and interest in, designing systems for testability and scalability

Additional Pluses:  

  • Experience with additional embedded operating systems, such as QNX 
  • Understanding of commonly used messaging and RPC frameworks and their associated tradeoffs for use in distributed embedded systems 
  • Demonstrated experience in and comfort with all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debug, verification, validation, and transfer to manufacturing 
  • Experience designing software products in an FDA or other regulated industry or for mission critical applications; comfortable with concepts of design input, design output, traceability, risk analysis, and mitigations

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 - Day

Travel : No

Travel Requirements: No Shift: Shift 1 - Day

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