Managing Staff Product Engineer

Intuitive

3.5

(6)

Sunnyvale, CA

Why you should apply for a job to Intuitive:

  • 80% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Lyra mental health benefit provides up to 12 free therapy sessions annually for employees and their dependents
  • Time away to take care of your newborn, the total time varies by country
  • Equity in the company in the form of a cash bonus or restricted stock depending on your county and role to help you grow your finances
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    Position summary

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    Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.
    Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.
    Job Description

    Primary Function of Position

    Our Accessories interface between all aspects of the da Vinci system and enable safe and effective robot-assisted surgery. They may be reusable or single-use medical devices (consumables). Our customers interact directly with Accessories in every surgical procedure, and they serve a critical role in customer satisfaction and patient outcomes.

    The Managing Staff Product Engineer for Single-Port Accessories will support development and production of existing and new products. This position requires a hands-on, technically proven "player-coach" engineer, who will provide both strategic technical contribution as well as leadership of a small team of deeply technical individual contributors. Projects will include a mix of product improvements for cost savings and manufacturability to enable significant volume growth, enhancements to increase customer satisfaction, and improving reliability. The position reports to the Director or Senior Director of Mechanical Engineering.

    Essential Job Duties

    • Manage a group of 2 to 5 entry- and senior-level mechanical engineers, including assessing and coaching employee performance, and investing in mentorship and training
    • Provide vision for the product engineering team and foster an environment that encourages creativity, risk-taking, sharing and crisp execution
    • Navigate complex technical and programmatic situations by driving timely decision-making and setting appropriate priorities to focus the team for success
    • Drive and influence cross-functionally to optimize performance, manufacturability, and reliability of existing Da Vinci SP Accessories, with careful consideration for critical functions and safety
    • Work with postmarket team to monitor and respond promptly to issues from the field
    • Observe clinical cases and participate in interviews with clinical experts to ensure product designs provide value to patients, physicians, and hospitals
    • Establish group priorities and personal work goals consistent with overall project and company goals
    • Promote best practices for mechanical design and ensure engineers follow Design Control guidelines per company and regulatory requirements, including formal design reviews
    • Communicate project status and key metrics to senior management, including identifying technical and business risks
    • Assist with planning, staffing, budgeting, and project/program cost tracking

    Qualifications

    Required Skills and Experience

    • Demonstrated excitement and capacity to learn and quickly examine tough technical problems using fundamental methods, proven mechanical intuition, and persistence to pinpoint root cause of problems

    • Passion for continuous improvement

    • Demonstrated commitment to creating reliable, high quality products

    • Demonstrated ability to think at a systems level, interface between multiple design groups, and negotiate conflicting requirements

    • Understanding concepts of design input, design output, requirement traceability, and FMEA risk analysis

    • Mechanical design and examination skills, including statics, dynamics, and durability of materials, including stress investigation, fatigue, and thermal

    • Demonstrated ability to design for reliability and manufacturability

    • Exposure to full product development lifecycle including ideation, design, debug, verification, qualification, transfer to manufacturing, and sustaining

    • Demonstrated knowledge of materials (preferably plastics, silicones, isoprenes) and material properties.

    • Knowledge of component manufacturing processes (including injection molding, thermoset molding, machining, vacuum thermoforming, pad printing, laser marking, etc.)

    • Proficiency with CAD (SolidWorks highly preferred): designing parts with complex geometry, creating assemblies, creating detailed manufacturing drawings, and examining designs with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

    • Proficiency at failure analysis, including root cause analysis techniques (e.g., fishbone, 5 Whys, etc.)

    • Fluency in ASME Y14.5 GD&T and tolerance stack analysis

    • Operating measurement and test equipment

    • Demonstrated ability to create and execute an engineering test plan, and proficiency at writing engineering test reports

    • Ability to communicate effectively (written, oral) across functions, including presenting to a technical audience

    • Minimum 12 years of hardware product design experience with undergraduate degree; minimum 8 years with graduate degree

    • Minimum 4 years of experience leading product development teams or managing individual contributors, with proven ability to succeed in a team environment

    • Prior experience working in medical device or other regulated industry

    • Ability to travel up to 10%

    Required Education and Training

    • Minimum BS in Mechanical Engineering required, MSME preferred. Biomedical or other engineering discipline may be acceptable with appropriate mechanical experience.

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Knowledge of ISO requirements and GMP guidelines. Experience with FDA regulations and medical device design control a plus
    • Experience leading departmental or cross-functional projects/initiatives from concept through completion
    • Ability to handle ambiguity effectively and oversee multiple projects at once
    • Knowledge of sterilization methods, biocompatibility, and packaging of medical devices
    • Knowledge in additional manufacturing processes such as extrusion, blow molding, ultrasonic welding, RF welding, heat staking, and laser welding

    Additional Information

    Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19. Details can vary by role.

    Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

    We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

    Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19. Details can vary by role.

    Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

    Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not reside, or plan to reside, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

    We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

    Base Salary Range Region 1: $172,200 USD - $247,800 USD
    Base Salary Range Region 2: $146,400 USD - $210,600 USD
    Shift: Day
    Travel: 10% of the time
    Workplace Type: Set Schedule - This job will be onsite weekly, the percentage of onsite work will be defined by the leader.

    Why you should apply for a job to Intuitive:

  • 80% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Lyra mental health benefit provides up to 12 free therapy sessions annually for employees and their dependents
  • Time away to take care of your newborn, the total time varies by country
  • Equity in the company in the form of a cash bonus or restricted stock depending on your county and role to help you grow your finances