Medtronic Principal Software Engineer - Surgical Operations in Boston, Massachusetts
Careers that Change Lives
In this role, you will join a world class team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers responsible for further development and enhancement of the globally launched Robotic Assisted Surgery platform within the Surgical Operating unit: https://www.medtronic.com/covidien/en-us/robotic-assisted-surgery/hugo-ras-system.html
Medtronic’s Surgical Operating Unit is one new, powerful operating unit bringing together the people and product portfolio of Surgical Robotics and Surgical Innovations. With the Medtronic Mission as our North Star, we will build on our legacy of proven surgical solutions and advance the promise of robotics and digital solutions for the benefit of the customers and patients we serve.
Make your impact by exploring a career with the world’s leading Medical Device company, striving “to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.”
A Day in The Life
As a Principal Controls Software Engineer working at Medtronic, you will be a significant contributor in the development of control algorithms that supports, legacy, current and future generations of robotic surgical instruments. You will create software solutions that run on a sophisticated real-time embedded platform, using embedded sensor and actuator hardware to deliver high-bandwidth, precise and robust instrument response. In addition, this role will involve engagement with the electromechanical design of surgical instruments at all stages – with a focus on control software requirements development that is compatible with the test, verification, and validation of a safety-critical system.
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned:
Design feedback control algorithms in MATLAB/Simulink using classical PID control laws.
Research advanced control methods and their potential for improving closed-loop system performance.
Update/tune existing software implementation to support released products.
Reduced order modeling of system/subsystem that enables efficient exploration of controller design space.
Integrate and test new controller designs on hardware with different maturity levels: prototype to released hardware.
Contribute to the continuous improvement of verification methods.
Partner with the greater software organization, systems engineering, and validation groups
Define and review software requirements.
Act as an independent reviewer of MATLAB/Simulink models to ensure that all software meets quality standards.
Prepare and participate in design reviews.
Document or participate in the documentation of the software including architecture and design detail, unit testing, anomaly tracking and reports.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree with 7years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 5 years of relevant experience.
Nice to Have
Proficient in use of modeling & simulation software (MATLAB/Simulink strongly preferred)
Familiarity with multi-body kinematics and dynamics.
Experience in design and implementation of position, velocity, and torque feedback controllers.
Knowledge of discrete signal processing methods and algorithms.
Experience with reduced order modeling of mechatronic systems.
Knowledge of techniques used for real-time estimation of uncertain parameters.
Experience in implementation of advanced control algorithms, asan example, Optimization basedcontrol methods.
Experience with real-time software on microprocessor-based systems and developing software in a Linux environment.
Integrating mechanical and electrical hardware and software, particularly in an embedded context.
Medical product development process highly desired-regulator processes, safety considerations, hands-on experience with medical/surgical devices/instruments
Experience with a big company with matrix structures, having already worked with cross functional teams within an international environment.
Fluency in English is required (German a plus)
Experience in prototype level C++ coding is a plus.
Experience in open-ended, robotics research projects is a plus.
Ability to travel up to once per month
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. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.
Benefits & Compensation
A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. This position is eligible for a short-term incentive called the Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP). Learn more about MIP and benefits here (https://www3.benefitsolver.com/benefits/BenefitSolverView?page_name=signon&co_num=30601&co_affid=medtronic) .
The provided base salary range is used nationally (except in certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.
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.
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.
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