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Principal Systems Engineer - Surgical Robotics

Boston, MA 02109
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Careers that Change Lives

You will join a team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers responsible for further development and enhancement of the launched Medtronic's Robotic Assisted Surgery platform through commercial launch and production scale-up: https://www.medtronic.com/covidien/en-us/robotic-assisted-surgery.html

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

The Surgical Robotics Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

SURGICAL INNOVATIONS set the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services.

A Day in the Life

The Principal Systems Engineer is accountable for leading investigations and designing solutions to complex cross-functional issues that are generated from internal and external sources. The successful candidate will engage with representatives from across the Surgical Robotics Operating Unit to drive solutions to completion and deployment to the field. As the project technical lead, primary responsibilities include driving alignment of the engineering team, ensuring timely delivery of solutions, and communication of progress to leadership. This includes ensuring timely delivery of Systems Engineering documents, adherence to Systems Engineering best practices, and leadership and mentoring of more junior systems engineers.

You will:

  • Report to a Senior Principal Systems Engineer in the Systems Center of Excellence within the Surgical Robotics Research and Development division
  • Collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams to develop design strategies, system architectures, functional diagrams and participate in the generation of concepts
  • Apply Systems Engineering principals and best practices to solving un-foreseen issues in fast-paced environment
  • Actively contribute to risk management activities including hazard analysis, usability risk analysis, and risk mitigation
  • Communicate progress and roadblocks to project management organization and leadership
  • Lead defect root cause investigation and resolution activities
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to junior engineersa

Must Have: Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience

Nice to have:
  • Systems Engineering subject matter expertise
  • Robust leadership and communication skills
  • Expertise in new product development
  • Experience developing complex electromechanical medical devices
  • Strong grasp of design controls and good documentation practices
  • Knowledge of standards including IEC 60601, ISO 14971, ISO 13485 and 62366
  • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering
  • Advanced degree in Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a contributing member of engineering projects
  • Strong organization acumen with the ability to communicate effectively to non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to influence teams without direct authority
  • Experience in requirements management, risk management, and system architecture development
  • Advanced knowledge of system-level hardware and software design and development, requirements definition, analysis, and risk mitigation
  • Proven track record contributing to products of high complexity in a regulated environment
  • Experience working with multiple teams on concurrent, interdependent projects
  • Solid understanding of structured product development (requirements-driven engineering, documentation, rigorous verification, etc)
  • Demonstrated skills in self-managing priorities
  • Fluency in English required

Working Conditions:

  • Remote work from home and standard office setting
  • Based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA or North Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • Infrequent travel may be required

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your

manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)


It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

Additional Information

  • Posting Date: Oct 6, 2021
  • Travel: Yes, < 25 % of the Time

Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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