Systems Analyst Robot Controls Engineer at Intuitive

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Sunnyvale, California





Job Description:

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:

Systems Analysts (Robotic Control Engineers) at Intuitive Surgical perform a central role in the design, development, and support of new products in the daVinci Surgery product line. Systems Analysts are primarily responsible for the tele-robotic motion control algorithms, robotic manipulator control and safety algorithms for new surgical robots and surgical instruments. This responsibility crosses into electrical, mechanical, software, control, user interface, and safety engineering where all the subsystems are integrated together. Systems Analysts strive to provide early design input, quickly prove out new designs, and seek out solutions to subtle and challenging problems in system integration and motion control. Responsibilities continue until the products are shipping to customers with the highest quality and reliability.

Roles and Responsibilities:

This position has responsibility and authority for: 


  • Contribute to design of new surgical platforms and instruments through control system analysis and characterization of prototypes.


  • Implement motion control algorithms


  • Apply control theory to the design and verification of mechatronic and tele-robotic systems


  • Analyze complex electro-mechanical devices for dynamic safety and clinical risk


  • Create safety monitoring algorithms based on sound physics


  • Participate in clinical observations and experiments to ensure that performance requirements are relevant and realistic


  • Document and pursue intellectual property


  • Communicate system performance to the organization as a whole


  • Improve group work-flow through tool building and teaching others


  • Support and track system performance as it moves from design to manufacturing. 



Skill/Job Requirements:


  • Minimum Masters in EE or ME with minimum +2 years of experience in control aspects of mechatronic systems or PhD in control of mechatronic systems.


  • Theoretical training in and experience implementing classical and modern servo control systems.


  • Possess strong embedded C programming capabilities as well as hardware, software, and mechanism integration skills.


  • Be guided by strong engineering intuition for mechatronic systems and at the same time be detail oriented and able to develop and push a single solution to completion.


  • Excel in a high-energy team and demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal.


  • Work independently while simultaneously balancing collaboration on project planning and communication.


  • Show passion for product quality and continuous improvements.


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

Travel Requirements: Yes, 10 % of the Time Shift: Shift 1 - Day
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