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Principal User Experience Designer - Surgical Robotics

Boston, MA 02109
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Careers that Change Lives

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

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

In the Surgical Robotics (SR) business, part of Medtronic's Medical Surgical Portfolio, we believe patients around the world deserve access to quality care and improved outcomes. We strive to expand global access to care and reduce variability through robotic and analytics solutions.

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

A Day in the Life

Drive GUI / Digital Interactions for a next-generation robotic surgical system. Work embedded in our Systems Engineering team to understand and influence digital workflow and system behavior at all levels. Update and maintain visual design language and refine digital interactions across a highly complex, interactive system. Collaborate closely with a dedicated User Experience researcher and Human Factors team to help define user needs, prototype, test and refine usability across all digital interactions. Create prototypes and production graphics for everything from inspiration to testing to marketing collateral.

You will:

  • Refine and maintain digital design language, maintaining roots in original marketing VOC and hardware design language
  • Ideate and develop digital interface across system screens
  • Document and develop system UI specifications including screens, animations, and potentially accompanying indicators and sounds
  • Consult on and/or own GUI design of system-adjacent apps
  • Collaborate with Human Factors team and User Experience researchers to test UI prototypes
  • Observe Usability testing and OR procedures
  • Actively participate in Systems Engineering processes of risk assessment and requirements development and refinement
  • Develop and maintain structured design documentation including GUI spec

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Nice to have:
  • BS/BA in Digital/GUI/UX/Interaction Design
  • Strong visual prototyping and graphic communication (Sketch, InVision, Illustrator, Powerpoint) for design ideation and persuasive/explanatory use (e.g., helping systems engineers illustrate a workflow or interaction concept)
  • Cogent, concise written communication
  • Experience independently managing and prioritizing design approach to multiple projects (e.g. consultancy) or complex systems (e.g. medical systems) .

Strongly Preferred:
  • 2+ years' experience with regulated product development process (e.g. IEC62366; requirements; development stages)
  • Experience with timelines and budgeting
  • Workflow agility and clear communication to meet fluid project priorities and requirements and tight timelines

Working Conditions:

Standard Office setting in the Seaport District of Boston, MA. Work within a commutable distance to our Boston/Seaport office with the option to work remotely a portion of the week, as business needs allow.

This position requires a person to be able to lift small loads and maneuver in laboratory spaces for accessing the robotically-assisted surgical equipment when testing.

Work travel is anticipated to be low for this position; some travel may be required for design, collaboration, meetings, or debugging offsite.

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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.


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 7, 2021
  • Travel: Yes, < 25 % of the Time

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