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Medtronic Principal Software Engineer - Surgical Robotics in Boston, Massachusetts

Principal Software Engineer - Surgical Robotics

Location:

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Requisition #:

21000R3J

Post Date:

Oct 11, 2021

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 Robotic Assisted Surgery platform: 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 Medtronics 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

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.

Engineers create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Combine the best of your experience with training and mentorship to move your career forward. If you want a challenging, energizing, rewarding career that changes lives, join us. Help us bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.

If you are a pioneer and would like to have a big impact into the new world of medical robotics then come join our team!

You will

  • 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 teams software verification protocols.

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

  • Contribute updates to your teams software documentation and architecture.

  • Improve the quality of your teams software through design reviews, and ensure your work complies with the procedures of the organizations quality management system.

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

Must Haves

Bachelors Degree and at least 7 years of relevant experience or an advanced degree and at least 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

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

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

  • Experience developing software with object-oriented programming (C++ 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 andservices can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each otherto 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 withthe right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patientslives. 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 employeesassigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skillsof this position.The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative ofthose that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EEO

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 .

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.

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