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Manager, Clinical Development Engineering

Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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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.

Primary Function of Position:

The Clinical Development Engineering team at Intuitive Surgical holds a unique position within product development by identifying clinical value through enabling the safe, effective, and reliable use of surgical robotic platforms and their components.

The Clinical Development Engineering Manager will lead a team of Clinical Development Engineers in the development of highly effective robotic platforms that ultimately improve clinical outcomes for patients. The Clinical Development Engineering Manager provides leadership by thinking broadly, working cross-functionally, supporting collaboratively, and building strong empowering foundations. Additionally, they recruit, develop, inspire, engage and retain high performing clinical engineers.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Product Development

  • Understands the clinical needs of surgeons and monitors the progression of the state-of-the-art surgical technique to define products that provide clinical value for the patient and that are technically feasible
  • Provides assessment of complex trade-offs and risks with new products to Product Development team to ensure broad market acceptance of new product designs
  • Articulates process improvements that accelerate or strengthen product development processes and results
  • Manages clinical development engineering activities and resources related to new product development:
  • Identifying clinical needs and developing clinical product requirements
  • Assessing and documenting clinical risks
  • Providing clinical design guidance to engineering product design teams
  • Performing informal assessments of the clinical performance of prototype designs
  • Creating and executing formal clinical validations of final product designs
  • Supporting strategic planning and creation of regulatory submissions and first human use of product
  • Working with cross-functional user facing teams to identify and collaborate with Key opinion leaders and together provide a unified "voice of the customer"
  • Working with cross-functional partners to identify product enhancements and influence new ideas by leading data driven clinical evaluations and research
  • Working with colleagues to support clinical trials for our products and their applications, establish best practices, and validate marketing claims

  • Organization:
  • Keeps the organization's vision, values, strategy and goals at the forefront of decision making and action
  • Consistently demonstrates culture and values of the organization
  • Team:
  • Hires, trains and develops high performing staff, and supports their long term professional development; coaches and provides feedback on an ongoing basis
  • Provides vision for the team ensuring successful adoption of the Intuitive Surgical products in clinical use; the leader of this function must provide an environment that encourages creativity and crisp execution
  • Develops methodology and encourages team members to use accurate data and appropriate judgment to form decisions
  • Establish sub-team objectives and goals consistent with company and product development goals
  • Facilitates priority alignment, reviews metrics and tracks progress
  • Assesses employee performance and provides coaching
  • Influences and builds bridges across teams to improve communication and processes; keeps team on target and collaborates with functional leadership to resolve conflicts quickly
  • Seeks, recognizes, and executes creative and simple solutions to resolve complex situations; routinely steadies the team when stressed; leads by example

Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:
  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent, advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in medical device product development (surgical devices preferred)
  • Current or previous experience as an Intuitive Clinical Development Engineer
  • A leader who is a consistent high performer, a continual learner, and leads with emotional intelligence
  • A team player, experience managing direct reports is a plus
  • Self-starter with ability to take leadership in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience interacting with surgeons and their teams in an operating room environment with recognized clinical credibility and surgical acumen
  • Aptitude to cultivate collaboration across Key Opinion Leaders and influence cross-functional teams without formal authority to ensure project success
  • Proven success in recognizing critical issues with the ability to react quickly under pressure and driving issues to closure by providing coordinated direction, creative in succeeding
  • Strong project management, planning, decision making, negotiating skills
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal), presentation and documentation skills
  • Scrub experience, cadaveric and animal surgical experience a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 10%, international and domestic

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

Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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