Sr Embedded Software Product Owner - Surgical Robotics

    • Medtronic
  • North Haven, CT
  • Posted 24 days ago | Updated 1 day ago


On Site
Full Time


Embedded software
Test-driven development
Medical devices
Software engineering
User stories
Healthcare information technology
Software development
Market analysis
Risk assessment
Embedded systems
Unit testing
Software architecture
System requirements
ISO 13485
Risk management
Electrical engineering
Computer engineering
Computer science
Biomedical engineering
Mechanical engineering
Mergers and acquisitions
Software development methodology
Computer hardware
Health care

Job Details

Careers that Change Lives

In this role, 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 within the Surgical Operating unit:

Medtronic's Surgical Operating Unit is one new, powerful operating unit bringing together the people and product portfolio of Surgical Robotics and Surgical Innovations. With the Medtronic Mission as our North Star, we will build on our legacy of proven surgical solutions and advance the promise of robotics and digital solutions for the benefit of the customers and patients we serve.

Make your impact by exploring a career with the world's leading Medical Device company, striving "to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life."

A Day in The Life

Located at the Medtronic office in North Haven, CT or the Seaport District of Boston, MA, as an Embedded SW Product Owner you will be a leader of embedded software development efforts in the Software Group within the Robotic Surgical Technologies Center of Excellence.

You will work in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders within the Software Engineering organization to prioritize embedded software features across our instrument portfolio and other subsystems.

Collecting and analyzing inputs and requirements, including Voice of Customer, you'll develop and groom the backlog of features for embedded platforms and help organize top-priority features into sprints within our SAFe Agile Program Increments. You will collaborate closely with several different teams across the project, to define requirements and user stories.

You will also participate in Agile activities including Program Increment Planning, Sprint Planning, stand-ups, etc.

As a SW Product Owner, you will help 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.

You will:

  • Lead the Scrum Team through the Software Development Life Cycle for medical devices following IEC 62304.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and cross-functional teams to gather inputs and refine the backlog according to business needs, user feedback and market analysis.
  • Cross-functionally collaborate with HW and systems partners, including integration team, testing team, Quality and System V&V.
  • Cross functionally collaborate with our reliability and manufacturing teams.
  • Guide SW development scrum team(s) in sprint and increment planning, championing and supervising value-focused user stories, and determining Definition of Done / acceptance criteria.
  • Participate in Risk Assessment and requirements development.
  • Support the development of world class software for embedded systems using C++.
  • Participate in the documentation of the software including architecture and design detail, unit testing, anomaly tracking and reports.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree and minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Nice to Have: Agile SAFe training/experience

  • Cogent, concise written communication
  • Familiarity with object-oriented design and modern C and C++ languages
  • Previous hands-on experience in developing, debugging, and troubleshooting SW issues.
  • Good understanding of RTOS, and Real time application.
  • Experience in software architecture design, writing design documents, creating flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts.

  • Understanding and appreciation of SDLC process and tools (e.g. JIRA, Git/Bitbucket, Confluence, Polarion, CMake.)
  • Experience in the test-driven development methodology and unit test.
  • Experience working with technical software teams.
  • Good understanding of software concepts and Software Development life cycle using IEC 62304.
  • Experience independently managing and prioritizing design approach to multiple projects (e.g. consultancy) or complex systems (e.g. medical systems); experience with timelines and budgeting
  • Workflow agility and clear communication to meet fluid project priorities and requirements and tight timelines.
  • Ability to distill software requirements from system requirements.
  • Experience in providing guidance, coaching, and training to the team in Agile SAFe best practices.
  • Experience in software development in medical devices industry, is a plus.
  • Experience or basic understanding of surgical robotics is a plus.
  • Hands on experience with Software and Hardware embedded development using C and C++, is a plus.
  • Experience working with highly regulated environment following ISO 13485 and 14971, GMP guidelines, FDA regulations, and IEC 62304.
  • Experience performing risk management analysis of software ideally using SW FMEA techniques.
  • Experience working within a global/multi-site development environment is a plus.
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a technical discipline: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical engineering, or related fields. Master's or Ph.D. degree in related discipline is preferred.

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.

Benefits & Compensation

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. This position is eligible for a short-term incentive called the Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP). Learn more about MIP and benefits here.

The provided base salary range is used nationally (except in certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.

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.