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Software Engineer II - Surgical Robotics

20000L7I Requisition #

Careers that Change Lives 

You will be a key member of Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG) Business Unit new product development team working to commercialize a Surgical Robotics Platform. 
Impact patient outcomes.  Come for a job, stay for a career.
The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions. 

SURGICAL INNOVATIONS set the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.
A Day in the Life

As a Software Engineer, you will join a team of talented and driven engineers driving the development and commercialization of Medtronic’s next-generation Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) platform. You will have the unique opportunity to analyze the most exciting anomalies and critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities and build new software frameworks to mitigate these risks for the underlying robotic platform. This is a great role that will enable you to gain a strong knowledge of different software components across the robotic system.

If you are a curious soul who is self-driven, loves to learn and believes in making a difference through innovation and creative problem solving in Healthcare, we would love to talk to you. 

You will:

  • Design and develop C++ frameworks that ensure a robust, safe and secure embedded real-time platform software 
  • Build applications to perform data analytics on various vulnerability feeds.
  • Apply insights to develop frameworks that ensure a robust, safe and secure embedded real-time platform software.
  • Participate in software requirements analysis and verification plan execution.
  • Perform required documentation- of software and test design, tools, known anomalies and cybersecurity vulnerabilities- in compliance with FDA quality standards. 
  • Participate in code and design reviews, risk assessment and mitigation efforts.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience

Nice to Have:

  • A bachelor's degree in in Computer Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent degree and 2-5 years of professional work experience required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Strong software development skills, with proficiency in Modern C++/Python
  • Solid understanding and experience in design patterns, data structures and advanced programming techniques. 
  • Experience with common development tools:  environments, compilers, build management software, debugging and source control tools, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to build consensus and establish common goals.
  • An insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly in a complex space.


  • Experience with UNIX/Linux and shell scripting strongly preferred.
  • Experience with one or more: TDD, Unit Test, continuous integration and delivery.
  • Knowledge of Python data analysis libraries–Panda or Beautiful Soup–is a strong plus.
  • Proficiency in data engineering-data parsing, web scraping, data transformation, data integration, etc.- is a strong plus. 
  • Experience working with RESTful API and general service-oriented architectures.
  • Experience with distributed real-time software. 
  • Familiarity with real-time operating systems such as QNX.
  • Familiarity with RTI DDS and other common networking protocols.
  • Experience performing risk management analysis of software (e.g. SW FMEA).
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodology.

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.


Working Conditions:


Work-from-Home and Standard Office setting in Boston, MA. Some limited travel may be required.


Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.  The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.



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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