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Title: Senior Medical Imaging EngineerPosted: July 13, 2015
Company/Institution: Intuitive Surgical Inc
Location: Sunnyvale, CA, USA



Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Primary Function of Position: The person in this position will play a lead technical role in the development of new surgical systems. The engineer will be expected to work with a team to develop customer-facing surgical planning software. Successful candidates will have significant experience in GUI development, medical image manipulation and visualization, 3D graphics, and robotics.

Roles and Responsibilities:

This position has responsibility and authority for:

  • Work on a cross-functional team to develop technical specifications and evaluate design trade-offs
  • Generate ground-breaking new design solutions based upon these specifications
  • Prototype new designs, test, iterate with user feedback, and deliver production-ready code
  • Manage and integrate third-party APIs
  • Generate formal design documentation
  • Document, prepare, and review patent applications
  • Some project planning and vendor management, including some travel


Skill/Job Requirements:

  • A passion for developing technologies
  • MS or PhD in CS, EE, or related fields
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Extensive experience with OOP design, data structures, design patterns, and advanced algorithms
  • Proficient with C++ and supporting software tools
  • Extensive experience building customer-facing interactive GUIs
  • Extensive experience building 3D Virtual Environment using OpenGL and other rendering tools
  • Experience with medical image software infrastructure, I/O, manipulation, and visualization
  • Demonstrated superb problem solving abilities in complex systems
  • Experience with QT is a strong plus
  • Knowledge and experience with medical image registration and segmentation algorithms is a strong plus
  • Experience with software development process in a regulated environment is a plus
  • 3+ years industrial experience in software development is a plus

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.

Interested applicants should send email to

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