Sr SW Engineer in Infrastructure

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At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare’s hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere—we strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

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.


Primary Function of Position:


Contribute broadly to the Applied Research team which responsible for advanced analytics and new technology development focused on surgical workflow and performance for next generation robotic surgery platforms.


The successful candidate must excel in a high-energy, focused, small-team environment, be able to initiate and drive new research directions, and have a commitment to high research quality. A strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward is required.


As part of the research team, immediate responsibilities include:

  • Develop and support Cloud pipelines for our ML pipeline
  • Develop customized tools and APIs to facilitate the flow of data inside the ML pipeline and the ingestion of data from disparate sources
  • Support integration of databases with advanced analytics and machine learning environments
  • Test and maintain large databases of videos, system data, and meta data
  • Work closely with research data scientists throughout analysis, visualization, and modeling efforts
  • Support multiple engineering and analytics teams in collecting, accessing, and analyzing data


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Keep current with our software/hardware deployment and cybersecurity strategies and understand overall trends in AI, ML and Cloud technologies 
  • Work with product development teams to bring data products to market
  • Continuously explore optimal data recording solutions, database designs, storage solutions, and analysis environments


Skill/Job Requirements:

Competency Requirements: (Competency based upon education, training, skills and experience). In order to perform the responsibilities of this position, the individual must have:


  • Minimum M.S. in Computer Science, Software/Computer Engineering, or Applied Math, or Minimum B.S. degree with minimum (3) years industry experience developing software
  • Interested in early research and development/prototype efforts
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience with GCP and AWS cloud storage, hosting, and compute environments and concepts is required
  • Very knowledgeable with Google Cloud technologies and implementations using Kubernetes, AirFlow and general CI/CD mechanisms
  • Knowledgeable in the Cyber Security space with the Google Security Console and HIPAA regulations
  • Hands-on experience with Python, C++ in the GNU toolchain is required
  • Proficient in Postgres and/or SQL-based technologies is required
  • Experience with some no SQL DB such as Mongo
  • Experience with Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) is a plus
  • Experience in Cloud deployments in the Medical/Hospital space
  • Some experience working with Python web frameworks such as Django or Flask or other open source frameworks is ideal
  • Experience with video recording, compression, and streaming is ideal
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (10-20%)




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.

Shift : Shift 1 - Day

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Travel Requirements:Yes, 10 % of the Time Shift:Shift 1 - Day

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