Sr Software Test Engineer

8-11 years
6 days ago 4 Applied
Job Description

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:

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. The Surgical Robotics Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

A Day in the Life

As a Senior Controls Verification Engineer working in the Seaport District of Boston, MA, you will use your broad understanding of software verification techniques for medical or other regulated systems.You will develop strong understanding of the SW Architecture, oversee the test strategy, provide technical leadership in developing, execution and release activities of Software test in compliance with regulatory standards.

As a senior member of the Controls Verification team, you will be a technical leader for the verification of the control software for the instrumentation's robotic subsystem. This involves overseeing a team developing automated and manual tests to verify 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 verification of the core surgical instruments, stapling and ligature 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!

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, preferably controls or robotics related, and minimum of 8 to11 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 6 to 9 years relevant experience

  • Provide technical leadership for the software verification engineering verifying the functionality of feedback control loop algorithms designed and developed in MATLAB/Simulink

    .Lead a team verifying controls software for robotic manipulators and surgical instruments

    .Lead a team integrating and testing new controller designs on hardware and with the rest of the robotic platform

    .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 verification test plans and reports

    .Lead the definition and implementation of different software testing techniques to increase test coverage in both automation and manual testing.

    .Understand the technical behavior of the system, architecture, software requirements with an aptitude to identify product defects in all phases of development.

    .Lead development of solutions that have significant improvements of processes and test development with aptitude for continue improvement.

    .Work with the Project Management Office to coordinate dry runs and formal verification activities as required

    .Collaborate with technical engineering teams, mentor junior test engineers.

Nice to Have

Development of verification test methods to evaluate performance metrics of complex, electromechanical medical systems

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

.Familiarity with multi-body kinematics and dynamics

.Familiarity with position, velocity, and torque feedback controllers

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

.Medical product development experience including hands-on experience with medical/surgical devices/instruments familiarity with medical device regulations including IEC 62304

.Experience with a big company with matrix structures, having already worked with cross functional teams using Agile/Scrum/SAFe methodologies

.Familiarity with scripting language, preferably Python for generation of automated tests.

.Experience SDLC process and tools including JIRA, Git, JAMA, Bitbucket(Stash) and Bamboo

.Ability to work with QA to ensure testing meets Quality and Regulatory needs.

.Ability to manage, track and upgrade multiple hardware and software configurations.

Ability to work with Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Software engineers when discovering, documenting, and resolving integration issues.

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 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)