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Software Engineer II - Surgical Robotics

21000E88 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. 
  • 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
  • Bachelors degree required
  • 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. 
  • Proficiency in an object-oriented language like C++/C#.
  • Solid understanding and experience in design patterns, SOLID principles 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.
  • Proficiency in Python is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with one or more: TDD, Unit Test, continuous integration and delivery.
  • Experience with distributed real-time software. 
  • Experience with data engineering is a plus.
  • Experience performing risk management analysis of software (e.g. SW FMEA).
  • Familiarity with real-time operating systems such as QNX.
  • Familiarity with RTI DDS and other common networking protocols.
  • 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.

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)

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