Sr Manager Mechanical Engineering

Sunnyvale, California

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:

The Ion™ endoluminal system is Intuitive's robotic platform for the diagnosis and treatment of life limiting lung conditions. We are seeking a Sr. Manager of Mechanical Engineering to lead teams responsible for Ion’s robotic system design. This role is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing new business within Intuitive and contribute meaningfully to its future growth.

The position has responsibility both for the current design in production as well as development of future products, and involves managing managers as well as engineers. A successful candidate must excel in a focused, high energy, collaborative work environment, challenged to make sound decisions when faced with the time pressures and ambiguous or incomplete information typical of research and development.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Lead and influence cross-functional project teams in the design and development of products with complex robotic and clinical functionality
  • Recognize and attract top talent and invest in mentorship and training to retain and support the career development of team members
  • Provide vision for the hardware engineering team and foster an environment that encourages creativity, collaboration, and crisp execution
  • Define a product roadmap that supports the business and balances short term needs with long term objectives, through a deep understanding of customer needs and technical tradeoffs.
  • Navigate complex technical and programmatic situations by driving timely decision making and setting appropriate priorities to focus the team for success
  • Establish group objectives and individual work goals consistent with overall business goals
  • Champion best practices for mechanical design and continually refine processes and tools to maximize team efficiency and product stability
  • Provide administrative leadership and control for planning, staffing, budgeting, and project/program cost tracking
  • Document and communicate intellectual property


Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • Minimum BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years of experience designing commercial mechanical products, or relevant graduate education
  • Minimum 3 years as a people manager, with proven ability to build strong engineering teams
  • Proficient in all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debug, verification, and transfer to manufacturing. Experience in medical device or other regulated industry is preferred.
  • Strong analysis skills with knowledge of CAD and simulation tools that support design excellence
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience working with complex robotic components and devices, including sensors, motors, drivetrains, and integrated electronics subsystems
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to deliver results while supporting the career development goals of team members
  • Strong project management, planning, budgeting, and change management skills
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal), presentation, and documentation skills
  • A passion for creating robust/reliable products and an excitement to learn and problem solve
  • Ability to travel up to 10% time.



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

Job Alerts

Provide an email, zip code for jobs, and/or job category to subscribe to job alerts. Learn more now.

*By subscribing, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

More Manufacturing and Production jobs

SDF Saputo Dairy Foods USA
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Posted 26 minutes ago
SCUSA Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
Lincolnshire, Illinois
Posted 26 minutes ago
SDF Saputo Dairy Foods USA
Plant City, Florida
Posted 26 minutes ago
View Manufacturing and Production jobs »

New post from our employment blog

Find Your Fit: How to Screen for the Best Company Culture

What are the most important features of a job to you? Salary, benefits, and location probably rank pretty high but what about company culture?...

Read blog post
Share this inclusion job with the community

Click a community link below, and then social share the Sr Manager Mechanical Engineering job.

Disability inclusion jobs logo
Asian inclusion jobs logo
Black inclusion jobs logo
Diversity inclusion jobs logo
LGBTQ inclusion jobs logo
Seniors inclusion jobs logo
Women inclusion jobs logo
Hispanic inclusion jobs logo