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Medtronic Manager - Platform Software Engineering - Surgical Operating Unit 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:

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

Located at the Medtronic office in the Seaport District of Boston, MA, as a Platform Software Engineer you will lead and/or participate in the software development efforts in the Software Center of Excellence of the Surgical Robotics Organization. You will work in a fast-paced environment with a group of software engineers, collaborating with cross functional teams to complete requirements definition, design, code implementation, unit test, and software and system verification and validation.

Engineers create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Combine the best of your experience with training and mentorship to move your career forward. If you want a challenging, energizing, rewarding career that changes lives, join us. Help us bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.


Must have: Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree and minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.

Nice to have:

As an ideal candidate, you will have any or all the following experience:

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline, preferably software related: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science. Master’s or Ph.D degree preferred.

  • Experience in leading high-performance software development team(s) in the R&D environment.

  • Technical management experience in leading and building platform and real-time operating system software development team in the fast-paced R&D environment, deep understanding of the software development lifecycle and its best practice in medical device or similar regulated industry, experience, and strong focus on team’s career development.

  • Experience in developing and commercializing software products in R&D environment, including understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and best practices in the medical device industry, experience in providing post product support.

  • Experience leading software development continuous process improvement activities.

Management and/or leadership experience in platform software and real-time software development in medical device or similar regulated industry:

  • Experience building high performance teams.

  • Experience in mentoring and coaching software engineers, helping them improve their skills and career development.

  • Experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams to build consensus and establish common goals.

  • Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting on targets using modern C++ 11 or greater.

  • Experience in object-oriented design and design patterns.

  • Understanding and appreciation of SDLC process and tools (e.g. JIRA, Bitbucket, Stash, Confluence, JAMA, Git, CMake.)

  • Experience in software development in medical device industry or similar regulated industry.

  • Experience in the test-driven development methodology and unit test.

  • Experience in Agile/Scrum/SAFe software development practices.

  • Ability to distill software requirements from system requirements.

  • Experience with Windows OS, QNX (x86 and/or Arm target), Linux and/or other Real Time Operating System, including related IDEs, SDKs, and DDKs.

  • Experience with Transport layer communications protocols and related network experience (e.g. DDS TCP/IP, UDP, Sockets, Wireshark, etc.)

  • Experience Troubleshooting, Debugging, and Root Cause Analysis techniques and tools (e.g. WinDbg, GnuDbg, others)

  • Experience performing risk management analysis of software ideally using SW FMEA techniques

  • Experience working with the global/multi-development sites environment is a plus.

  • Experience leading technical design activities.

  • Experience leading software development process improvement activities.

  • Experience in providing guidance, coaching, and training to other software engineers in the software development technologies and best practices.

  • Experience or basic understanding surgical robotics is a plus.

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.

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 ( .

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.

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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.