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Software Integration Engineer-Surgical Robotics Margin Enhancement (North Haven, CT)

19000L04 Requisition #

Careers that Change Lives

You will join a team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers responsible for developing Medtronic’s Robotic Assisted Surgery platform through commercial launch and production scale-up.


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

This position is in the North Haven, CT; reporting to the System Software Integration Manager, the Software Integration Engineer will work within the Medtronic R&D engineering team to develop and support the next generation robotic assisted surgical system.

This is a technical individual contributor role within the R&D engineering team that is developing Medtronic’s Robotic Assisted Surgical Device (RASD). This engineer shall contribute to the development of a complex system that includes aspects of robotics, controls, imaging, multi-user interfaces and minimally invasive surgical instrumentation.

This engineer will participate in the debugging and root cause analysis related to software integration and hardware and software defect resolution. This individual shall collaborate with Software Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Hardware Engineers, Reliability Engineers V&V and Service Engineers to ensure the system design meets system and subsystem requirements. This engineer will also develop tools for monitoring system performance, improving utility of logged data, and enhancing debugging.

As the Software Integration Engineer, you will:

  • Maintain working knowledge of the system design and performance against the requirements

  • Learn Software Deployment procedures for all aspects of the robotic platform

  • Perform root cause analysis and debugging related to system level errors as well as triaging reported defects to identify impacted subsystems (software or hardware) and prioritization

  • Create and manage tickets related to software defects and integration findings based on root cause analysis and self-identified trends

  • Contribute to the assessment of proposed design changes and impact based on test evidence

  • Provide written disposition and evidence to resolve anomalies generated from integration issues

  • Provide software support and assistance during usability studies, preclinical labs and/or manufacturing processes


Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience

    Nice to Have

  • 0 to 2 years of work experience in product development

  • Prior experience in system-level development of a complex electro-mechanical system

  • Experience working with multiple teams on concurrent projects

  • Experience with Linux, shell scripting, software installation, etc

  • Experience with electro-mechanical devices controlled by software.

  • Working experience in full-lifecycle engineering programs and processes

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of relevant technologies including:

    • Mechatronics / Robotics

    • Mechanical and electrical interfaces

    • Communication protocols

    • Sensors, actuators, controllers

    • Kinematics of mechanisms

    • Vision and display systems

  • Good understanding of structured product development (requirements-driven engineering, documentation, rigorous verification, etc.) Engineering verification test development and execution

  • Understanding and experience with system reliability testing and service.

  • Experience with QNX and knowledge of C and C++.

  • Medical device development experience

  • Knowledge of medical product R&D and clinical/regulatory process

  • Fluency in English required


    Working Conditions


  • Standard office setting, clean room, surgical lab, operating room, pilot lab, external research organizations, supplier visits

  • Travel and flexible hours as needed

  • Based in North Haven, CT USA


    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)


    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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