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Medtronic Prin Software Engineer - Surgical Operating in Boston, Massachusetts

Careers that Change Lives

In this role, you will join a world class team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers responsible for further development and enhancement of the globally launched Robotic Assisted Surgery platform within the Surgical Operating unit:

Medtronic’s Surgical Operating Unit is one new, powerful operating unit bringing together the people and product portfolio of Surgical Robotics and Surgical Innovations. With the Medtronic Mission as our North Star, we will build on our legacy of proven surgical solutions and advance the promise of robotics and digital solutions for the benefit of the customers and patients we serve.

Make your impact by exploring a career with the world’s leading Medical Device company, striving “ to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.”

A Day in The Life

Located in either Boston, MA, North Haven, CT, or Wessling , Germany: As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be a lead contributor and mentor to a team of software engineers that develops software for driving the behavior of the Robotic Assisted Surgery platform. The software development involves creating sophisticated state machines that coordinate the behavior of multiple computing nodes based on input from users and hardware. You will focus on the design, development, and testing of software that drives the behavior of surgical stapling and bipolar electrosurgical vessel sealing instruments. In addition, you will collaborate with a cross-functional team of systems engineers, hardware engineers, and controls engineers to develop software requirements for the use of the Robotic Assisted Surgery platform.

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned:

  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to define software requirements pertaining to state machines that serve as the “brain” of the system and coordinate behavior across multiple computing nodes.

  • Provide technical and professional mentorship to colleagues and provide valuable technical insight and guidance to the team.

  • Rapidly design and develop software and supporting tools in MATLAB/Simulink and test your software changes on the surgical robotic system.

  • Use your expertise to triage defects, develop software unit tests, and review the testing team’s software verification protocols.

  • Analyze the software for failure modes and develop solutions that mitigate risk.

  • Contribute updates to your team’s software documentation and architecture.

  • Improve the quality of your team’s software through design reviews, and ensure your work complies with the procedures of the organization’s quality management system.

  • Join an Agile Scrum team that collaboratively plans sprints, improves the quality of the team's backlog of tickets, and defines and completes tasks.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 5 years of relevant experience.

Nice to Have

  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail, with ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to build consensus and establish common goals.

  • Experience developing software for commercial products, preferably in regulated industries

  • Experience developing software in a Linux environment

  • Strong knowledge of computer science, including how operating systems and compilation works

  • Comfortable with common development tools: build automation (cmake preferred), code coverage, unit testing, static analysis, debugging, source control, etc.

  • Experience developing software in C/C++ with strong object-oriented programming skills

  • Experience developing software with state machines (Matlab Stateflow preferred)

  • Experience designing software using visual modeling languages (UML, SysML)

  • Knowledge of surgical robotics

  • Fluency in English

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

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.

Benefits & Compensation

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. This position is eligible for a short-term incentive called the Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP). Learn more about MIP and benefits here ( .

The provided base salary range is used nationally (except in certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.

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.

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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.