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Sr. Systems Engineer




Senior Systems Engineer (Surgical Robotics)

Location: Boston, MA Or North Haven, CT


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 Medtronic’s Robotic Assisted Surgery platform through commercial launch and production scale-up:

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

In the Surgical Robotics (SR) business, part of Medtronic’s 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

The Senior Systems Engineer with a software focus will serve as the functional system engineer working in the R&D engineering team that is developing Medtronic’s next generation minimally invasive surgery platform.

This Systems Engineer will contribute advanced technical systems-level expertise while collaborating with other members of the system architecture team, subsystem engineers, system test engineers and usability, human factors and clinical engineers, to devise solutions to complex engineering problems.

This Engineer will work with various subsystem function leads and project engineers in contributing to ongoing system-level requirements, functional decompositions, and system architecture as well as regulatory compliance documentation for a system implementing advanced controls and safety functions. S/he may also collaborate with the various engineering disciplines to capture mechanical and electrical hardware designs, firmware designs, project schedules, test plans, and other project documentation.

You will:

  • Perform threat and risk analysis and define mitigations in line with risk acceptance criteria.
  • Develop a detailed set of use cases and requirements through documenting and deriving capabilities that are needed from a cybersecurity perspective for a safe and effective surgical robotic system.
  • Contribute to system level documentation including: Defining software behavior from user workflows, allocating performance budgets between subsystems, and defining interfaces and capturing system functional breakdown.
  • Identifying cyber threats and help the product team architect, design and deliver secure systems.
  • Employ best practices when implementing security controls within a system including software engineering methodologies; system and security engineering principles; secure design, secure architecture, and secure coding techniques.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills is a must.



  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience

Nice to have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 4 years experience as a contributing member of engineering projects
  • Strong organization acumen with the ability to communicate effectively to non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of the technical aspects of software engineering (C++, C#, Matlab, Simulink, python, Qt) is a plus
  • Experience with risk management process e.g. FMEA
  • Advanced knowledge of system-level hardware and software design and development, requirements definition, analysis, and risk mitigation
  • Proven track record contributing to products of high complexity in a regulated environment
  • Experience working with multiple teams on concurrent, interdependent projects
  • Solid understanding of structured product development (requirements-driven engineering, documentation, rigorous verification, etc)
  • Demonstrated skills in self managing priorities
  • Fluency in English required

Preferred requirements:

  • Experience or knowledge of Enterprise Architect.
  • Experience or knowledge of JIRA.
  • Experience or knowledge with JAMA.

 Working Conditions:

Work-from-Home and Standard Office setting in Boston, MA. Some limited travel may be required.

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.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.


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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November 11, 2021
Boston, United States of America
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