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Staff Embedded Software Engineer Systems Software

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.

Patients first. Always. We design and build the world's best surgical robotic systems.

Our surgical systems are deployed worldwide and help improve the lives of over 1 million people per year. Those people get back to their families and lives faster with less pain.

  • Are you passionate about technology? Do you want to have a direct impact on helping people live better lives?
  • Interested in the medical applications of robotics?
  • Do you like to build complex distributed systems?
  • Does working in a multidisciplinary, systems-oriented design team sound exciting?

Our multiport software team is expanding to meet the needs of next-gen flagship product development. We're looking for a high energy, talented, individual to contribute broadly to the embedded software stack, with a focus on "systems software". It's important to emphasize that while you'll be designing communication services & clean abstraction layers between the OS and application software, you are in your heart, an integrator. When the system doesn't function as expected, you see the Venn diagram and pull together the intersecting people/groups to come up with solutions. To be successful, you must possess a strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward - there are no passengers on this ship, only crew.


  • Synthesize solutions from complex and fuzzy material
  • Proactively solve existing and future challenges. Identify opportunities and act on them, show initiative, take action, and persevere until meaningful change occurs
  • Have a commitment to the highest product quality
  • Work on a cross-functional team to develop technical specifications and evaluate design trade-offs
  • Design and develop product-focused, rock-solid, C++ software in a heterogeneous, multi-processor SoC/FPGA/real-time-embedded environment
  • Perform formal risk analysis and develop software mitigations
  • Contribute broadly to many areas of software development, including but not limited to:
    • Highly distributed inter-processor communication
    • Extension of current frameworks to new processors and operating systems
    • Control and integration of external OEM devices
    • System configuration management
    • Customize and productize embedded operating system distributions
    • Create drivers that interface with custom FPGA devices
  • Mentor junior engineers through design, V&V and transfer to manufacturing activities

  • A proactive personality
  • A natural communicator with high attention to detail
  • Passionate about developing cross-platform, object-oriented C++ code
  • Understanding of commonly used messaging, RPC frameworks and their associated tradeoffs for use in distributed embedded systems
  • Strong ability to isolate and debug interdependent hardware/software problems
  • Experience working on product-focused designs in a team environment
  • Motivated to work with interdisciplinary teams
  • A desire to deliver a quality and innovative product that improves many people's lives
  • Minimum 10 years industry experience developing and supporting embedded systems
  • Minimum Bachelors or Masters degree in Software/Computer Engineering
  • Experience with designing software products in an FDA or other regulated industry or for mission critical applications; comfort with concepts of design input, design output, traceability, and risk analysis, and mitigations

About the Team:

We are a small group that works in a focused, high-energy environment. We believe in applying first principle thinking, data driven decision making, continuous learning, systematic planning to deliver results and achieve our goals. Our team designs and builds the embedded software platform for next-generation surgical robotic systems. Many other development teams leverage our solutions and therefore, we emphasize tearing down organizational silos and a strong culture of collaboration.

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

Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-08
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