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Medtronic Senior Software Engineer - Surgical Robotics in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Software Engineer - Surgical Robotics


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Post Date:

Jun 09, 2021

Careers that Change Lives

You will be a key member of Medtronics Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG) Business Unit new product development team working to commercialize a Surgical Robotics Platform.

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 set 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

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will join a team of talented and driven engineers driving the development and commercialization of Medtronics next-generation Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) platform. You will have the unique opportunity to analyze the most exciting anomalies and critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities and build new software frameworks to mitigate these risks for the underlying robotic platform. This is a great role that will enable you to gain a strong knowledge of different software components across the robotic system.

If you are a self-driven engineer who loves to learn and believes in making a difference through collaborative innovation and creative problem solving in healthcare, we would love to hear from you.

You will:

  • Design and develop C++ frameworks that ensure a robust, safe and secure embedded real-time platform software.

  • Participate in software requirements analysis and verification plan execution.

  • Participate in code and design reviews, risk assessment and mitigation efforts.

  • Perform required documentation- of software and test design, tools, known anomalies and cybersecurity vulnerabilities- in compliance with FDA quality standards.

  • Evaluate usage and integration of COTS/SOUP packages implementing network stacks, open source libraries and tools into our product.

  • Have a strong understanding of medical software development and the ability to work with all engineering disciplines to solve problems.

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

  • A bachelors degree in Computer Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent degree and 7+ years of professional work experience in software development. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Strong design and architecture skills.

  • Experience working in an Agile development with continuous integration solutions, such as Atlassian suite, CI/CD, and Git.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to build consensus and establish common goals.


  • Proficiency in C++11 (or newer), Object-Oriented Design and Analysis, with use of UML strongly preferred.

  • Experience with UNIX/Linux and shell scripting strongly preferred.

  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and unit test automation strongly preferred.

  • Experience with multi-threaded, distributed real-time software development.

  • Proficiency in Python is strongly preferred.

  • Cybersecurity experience is a plus.

  • Experience with data engineering is a plus.

  • Experience performing risk management analysis of software (e.g. SW FMEA).

  • Strong understanding of 62304 and regulated well defined SDLC.

  • Experience with FDA regulated software delivery.

  • Familiarity with RTI DDS and other common networking protocols.

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.