1+ months

Senior Electrical Engineer - Advanced Surgical Robotics

Boston, MA 02133
Senior Electrical Engineer - Advanced Surgical Robotics


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Mar 05, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

You will join a team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers responsible for developing a subsystem of Medtronics Robotic Assisted Surgery platform through commercial launch and production scale-up.

**Impact patient outcomes.** **Come for a job, stay for a career.**

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

**A Day in the Life**

This Senior Electrical Engineer will join a team of mechanical, electrical, software and test engineers responsible for developing a subsystem of Medtronics Robotic Assisted Surgery platform through commercial launch and production scale-up. S/he will be responsible for development and transfer to manufacture of various electrical components and PCBAs including embedded control of high-performance electro-mechanical systems.

You will:

Design, fabricate and test analog and digital electrical circuits, including sensor integration, signal conditioning, motor controllers, embedded microcontrollers and communications circuits

Develop circuit simulations and mathematical analysis to optimize circuit design and component selection

Prepare and participate in design reviews

Design and test custom printed circuit boards

Design and test custom cable assemblies

Develop and test embedded microcontroller firmware

Collaborate with mechanical and software engineering teams to integrate and test electrical subsystems

Characterize systems to understand performance variability arising from manufacturing tolerances and environmental conditions

Analyze and test electrical system reliability and thermal performance

Participate in DFMECA and provide safety evaluation reports

Release fully-documented designs in PLM system

Develop and document design modifications via ECO process

Collaborate with test engineers to complete VV test program including EMC and reliability testing

Develop test methods/equipment for system test

Collaboration with manufacturing to develop in-circuit and functional test equipment and improvements in manufacturing processes

Contribution to projects to develop Next-Gen product concepts

**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**

+ Robotics or medical device experience strongly preferred

+ Mixed signal circuit design (analog and digital)

+ Development of designs with embedded microcontrollers (PIC, ARM etc)

+ Schematic capture and PCB layout using OrCAD and PADS

+ Programming in C for embedded systems

+ Experience with MATLAB or other scripting language a plus

+ Experience implementing serial communication protocols (I2C, RS-422 etc.)

+ Strong foundation in electrical engineering theory

+ Strong analytical skills

+ Working knowledge of control theory and experience with motion control strongly preferred

+ Experience specifying/controlling various motor types and data acquisition from various sensors strongly preferred

+ Hands-on familiarity with EE lab equipment (oscilloscope, function generator, multimeter etc.)

+ Hands-on ability to debug and test

+ Ability to solder fine-pitch components

+ Familiarity with electrical safety compliance and testing, including IEC 60601

+ Experience in all phases of the product development lifecycle including feasibility, design, VV and transfer to production

+ Experience documenting medical device development according to Quality System Regulations a strong plus

+ Effective communication skills and ability to work cooperatively within a multidisciplinary team


Physical capabilities to perform the job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.The employee is also required to use a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers via a variety of media including telephone, email, instant message, social networking platforms, and in-person meetings.

Some domestic travel may be required (up to 20%)


_Office and lab environment where the employee would be standing and sitting most of the day at a desk or lab bench._

The above description is intended to describe the general content, identify the essential functions of, and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

**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. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
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.


Posted: 2019-09-06 Expires: 2020-04-16

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