Senior Controls Engineer
Hansen Medical - Mountain View, CA

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Our Controls Engineer will contribute at a very senior level to the development of Hansen’s complex tele-robotic systems. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to participate at both the architectural level and at the detail level as a hands-on contributor. The candidate must have the ability to make sound technical decisions, prioritize project deadlines, and follow up with critical items.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsibilities will include the development and maintenance of controls, kinematics, and robotics algorithms
  • Additional responsibilities include systems analysis, design, and testing activities at the system level as well as at the component level


  • Proven Solid software engineering and programming background, with experience in team application development required
  • Medical device experience a strong plus
  • Strong Software development experience in C++ and Object Oriented design
  • Hands on experience with electro-mechanical system components, including sensors, actuators, signal conditioning and data acquisition electronics
  • Hands on experience implementing and debugging real-time systems
  • Experience developing electro-mechanical products; preferably robotics
  • Experience in mechanical systems dynamic modeling, analysis or synthesis
  • Experience with systems modeling and data analysis tools required
  • Experience with Matlab a strong plus
  • Experience with robotics modeling including 3D transformations, forward and inverse kinematics a plus
  • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as a background in the product development process
  • Strong communications and people skills
  • Comfortable working with and seeking optimum solutions with team members in adjacent disciplines of mechanical, electrical and software engineering.
  • MS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or related field) with 3 or more years of relevant experience, PhD preferred

Hansen Medical, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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