Sr NPD Engineer I&A (Product Engineering)

Sunnyvale, California

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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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:

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. produces the Ion Bronchoscopy system, a minimally invasive robotic catheter system that accesses deep into the lungs and offers treatment not possible with conventional tools

The Senior New Product Development engineer will lead catheter based design projects to sustain the Ion business. Projects will include new incremental design features, cogs improvements, manufacturability improvements and addressing complaints or yield issues to ensure we scale the Ion business successfully.

The senior engineer should have experience working in a matrixed environment and be particularly comfortable overlapping with catheter process development engineers. The ideal candidate has a background in catheter process development/ catheter manufacturing and wants to move towards product design or a background in catheter design and enjoys the attention to detail and rigor needed in a sustaining environment.

Role & Responsibilities:


  • Lead design and development activities for any design changes for new features or to address manufacturability or performance improvement gaps.
  • Interface with process development engineers and support improvements, modifications and further development of sustaining production lines for Catheter products.
  • Core team member representing design engineering in product development teams.
  • Drive robust design mindset and identify new designs to improve efficacy, reliability, manufacturability and cost.
  • Support process development engineers with process verification and validation activities.
  • Support complaint investigations and address any design related issues.
  • All work to be completed per applicable quality and regulatory requirements.


Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • Minimum BS in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or related engineering or scientific discipline required, MS or Higher Preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience developing catheter based medical devices
  • Expert in all phases of the product development lifecycle including requirements definition, prototyping, implementation, debug, risk management, verification and transfer to Manufacturing.
  • Solid modeling/CAD experience (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Experience with typical catheter manufacturing processes such as braiding, lamination, reflow etc
  • Experience with typical catheter assembly processes including laser welding, soldering, adhesive bonding etc
  • Experience scaling catheter manufacturing lines to remove operator dependance and increase throughput and yield
  • Solid understanding of process verification and process validation requirements for complex catheter products and demonstrated experience implementing such activities
  • Excellent communication, organization, follow-up and documentation skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem solving, and decision-making skills including demonstrated ability to effectively design, execute, report on, and draw conclusions from experiments.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a complex, matrixed environment.
  • Self-motivated and independent thinker with ability to work independently without significant direction.



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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