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Systems Analysts at Intuitive Surgical perform a central role in the design, development, and support of new products in the daVinci Surgery product line. Systems Analysts are primarily responsible for the user interface, safety systems, and control algorithms for new surgical robots and surgical instruments. This responsibility crosses into electrical, mechanical, software, control, user interface, and safety engineering where all the subsystems are integrated together. Systems Analysts strive to provide early design input, quickly prove out new designs, and seek out solutions to subtle and challenging problems in system integration. Responsibilities continue until the products are shipping to customers with the highest quality and reliability.
Roles and Responsibilities
This position has responsibility and authority for:
Build elegant man-machine interfaces for complex systems that enable enhanced clinical capability.
Facilitate mechanical, hardware, and software integration of new prototypes and new products including complete systems, individual manipulators, instruments, and user interface.
Create control algorithms for surgical robots and instruments.
Analyze complex electro-mechanical devices for dynamic safety and clinical risk.
Create safety monitoring algorithms based on sound physics.
Participate in clinical observations and experiments to ensure that performance requirements are relevant and realistic.
Document and pursue intellectual property.
Communicate system performance to the organization as a whole.
Improve group work-flow through tool building and teaching others.
Competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience. In order to adequately perform the responsibilities of this position the individual must:
Ph.D. in EE, ME or similar field relating to robotics or mechatronics.
Outstanding candidates with Masters degrees will be considered.
Proven record of integrating mechatronic systems.
Facile with kinematics and dynamic systems modeling.
Possess strong embedded C programming capabilities.
Solid understanding and experience with implementing standard and modern servo control systems.
Agile in failure analysis and root cause investigation.
Experience with medical devices a plus.
Be creative and able to generate a diversity of solutions to a problem as well as detailed discipline to narrow, refine, and execute a single solution in order to get through difficult challenges.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written, verbal, and have the ability to clearly present to larger groups.
Be excited by working on difficult problems with a dedicated team of high-energy, high-caliber people.
Be self-motivated and work independently while simultaneously balancing broader team goals.
Intuitive Surgical - 14 months ago
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