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Principal Controls Software Engineer - Surgical Robotics

Medtronic
North Haven, CT 06473
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Principal Controls Software Engineer - Surgical Robotics

Location:

North Haven, Connecticut, United States

Requisition #:

21000W95

Post Date:

Dec 16, 2021


**Careers that Change Lives**


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: https://www.medtronic.com/covidien/en-us/robotic-assisted-surgery/hugo-ras-system.html


**Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.**


In the Surgical Robotics (SR) business, part of Medtronics Medical Surgical Portfolio, we believe patients around the world deserve access to quality care and improved outcomes. We strive to expand global access to care and reduce variability through robotic and analytics solutions.


SURGICAL INNOVATIONS set the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services.


**A Day in the Life**


As a Principal Controls Software Engineer working at the Medtronic, you will be a lead contributor to the controls software for the robotic instruments subsystem. This involves creating the sophisticated embedded real-time platform and the instrument control software for the operation of the embedded actuator and sensor hardware. In addition, the role will involve supporting the electromechanical design, test, and verification and validation of the core surgical instruments, stapling and ligasure instruments with the corresponding control software.


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.


If you are a pioneer and would like to have a big impact into the new world of medical robotics then come join our team!


**You will**


+ Lead the design and develop of feedback control loop algorithms using Simulink and MATLAB

+ Develop controls software for robotic manipulators and surgical instruments

+ Integrate and test new controller designs on hardware and with the rest of the robotic platform

+ Partner with the greater software organization, systems engineering, and validation groups

+ Define and review software requirements

+ Conduct software and product hardware-in-loop testing and create model and prototypes

+ Review teammates MATLAB/Simulink models and 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 Haves**


+ Bachelors Degree and at least 7 years of relevant experience OR an advanced degree and at least 5 years of relevant experience.


**Nice to Have**


+ Proficient use of modeling simulation software (MATLAB/Simulink strongly preferred)

+ Familiarity with multi-body kinematics and dynamics

+ Design of position, velocity, and torque feedback controllers

+ Implementing and tuning of high-performance feedback control in software

+ Signal processing experience (discrete/digital methods and algorithms)

+ Experience with real-time software on microprocessor-based systems and developing software in a Linux environment (Ubuntu preferred)

+ 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)

+ Ability to travel up to once per month


**About Medtronic**


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies andservices can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each otherto 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 withthe right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patientslives. Help us shape the future.


**Physical Job Requirements**


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employeesassigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skillsof this position.The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative ofthose that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


**EEO**


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.


This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees .
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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Posted: 2022-03-08 Expires: 2022-06-06
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