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Sr Software Engineer - Surgical Robotic Innovations

2100067O Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives:

You will be a key member of Medtronic’s Robot Assisted Surgery (RAS) Business Unit new product development team working to commercialize a Surgical Robotics Platform. The RAS business unit is part of the Minimally Invasive Therapies Group, which strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

A Day in the Life:

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will join a team of engineers working on the development and commercialization of Medtronic’s next-generation Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) platform and other associated robotics projects.  You will focus on the design, development, and testing of software that coordinates system behavior across the Medtronic Surgical Robotics Platform.  In addition, you will collaborate with product managers, systems engineers, and controls engineers to develop software requirements for the use of our robotic system.

If you are a pioneer and would like to have a big impact into the new world of medicine, come explore and invent with us!

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.
  • 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 team’s software verification protocols.
  • Analyze the software for failure modes and develop solutions that mitigate risk.
  • Contribute updates to your team’s software documentation and architecture.
  • Improve the quality of your team’s software through design reviews, and ensure your work complies with the procedures of the organization’s quality management system.
  • Join an Agile Scrum team that collaboratively plans sprints, improves the quality of the team's backlog of tickets, and defines and completes tasks.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
Nice to Have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and five years of relevant experience, Master’s or PhD degree preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail, with ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to build consensus and establish common goals.
  • Experience launching commercial products, preferably in regulated industries
  • Proficient use of software development tools and languages (MATLAB/Simulink preferred, C++ also nice)
  • Experience with state machines and object-oriented programming
  • Experience designing software using visual modeling languages (UML, SysML)
  • Knowledge of surgical robotics
  • Fluency in English
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 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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