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Imaging Technical Lead – Surgical Robotics

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Engineering
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210003GX Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives 
At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. This exciting leadership position is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the long-term evolution of imaging system that serves as surgeon’s eyes for Robotic Assisted Surgery. You will work with the Medtronic surgical robotics team and other relevant teams to create future capabilities to augment an already existing imaging system, from inception, to R&D, and commercial launch.
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.
A Day in the Life
As the Imaging Tech Lead, you will be a R&D leader of innovation defining the next generation imaging for Medtronic’s Robotic Surgery Platform.
 
As the tech lead of imaging R&D projects, you will lead a cross-functional team with members from Centers of Excellence (Systems, HW, SW, System Integration and Verification & Validation) and other teams. You will leverage your technical expertise on imaging system including its various components, and your management skills to influence large cross-functional project teams for delivery of excellent results. You are expected to be able to define the critical performance criteria for the imaging system and its components. And you will architect a system that can be implemented efficiently by various sub-teams with clear focus on key issues to address.
 
If needed, you will represent R&D function, as the R&D core team member, to work with the core team consisting of Marketing, Quality, Regulatory, Program management and Operation to make critical decision regarding projects execution and future product roadmap.
Must Have:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
Nice to Have:
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline and a minimum of 15 years’ experience in relevant work with 5 years in the medical industry.
Preferred Technical Experience:
  • Experience architecting, developing, and testing of endoscopic imaging system
  • Detailed understanding of critical performance specifications for imaging systems and standards for testing to evaluate the performance
  • Detailed understanding of imaging platform, optical design, camera sensor, illumination design, mechanical considerations, and image processing hardware
  • Working knowledge of medical imaging modalities such as fluorescence imaging for advanced procedures
  • Understanding of robotics, real-time operating systems, and SW development
  • Experience with following processes and creating documentation within a quality management system, including design descriptions, risk management, requirements, and verification / validation.
Preferred Project Leadership Experience
  • A proven leader of innovation on multiple, multidisciplinary projects in a regulated industry
  • Proven ability to translate high level program objectives into action plans for an R&D team in order to meet short- and long-term goals and timelines
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to educate, influence, and inspire others around a vision of excellence for a bright future
  • Well-developed collaboration skills with proven track record of interfacing between multiple groups and functions (R&D, QA, operations, marketing, regulatory, and external experts)
  • Experience with business development and defining a product roadmap for future growth of a multidisciplinary platform
  • Patient centric mindset with a strong desire to improve clinical outcomes
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 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
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 .

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