Senior Electrical Engineer Robotic Surgery Program

Medtronic Inc. Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 weeks ago

Careers that Change Lives

You will join a team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers responsible for developing a subsystem of Medtronic's 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 Medtronic's 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 PCBA's 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 V&V 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

A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent. A minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience. (robotics or medical device experience strongly preferred).

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, V&V 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. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

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Senior Electrical Engineer Robotic Surgery Program

Medtronic Inc.