Medical Imaging Engineer (Machine Learning)

Intuitive Surgical
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

(Senior) Medical Imaging Engineer




Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.


Primary Function of Position:


The engineer will play an important technical role in the development of new image guidance capabilities of da Vinci™ surgical systems. He or she will work with state-of-the-art machine learning methods for medical image segmentation algorithms and software systems to enable surgical planning and navigation.


Roles and Responsibilities:


This position has responsibility and authority for:

  • Understand clinical requirements and develop technical specifications
  • Invent, select, improve, implement and accelerate automatic and interactive medical image segmentation algorithms
  • Systematically test and evaluate algorithms on large datasets to prove robustness
  • Iterate with user feedback, and deliver production-ready code
  • Generate formal design documentation
  • Prepare and review patent applications

Skill/Job Requirements:

  • A passion for developing technologies to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people
  • MS or PhD degree in CS, EE, BME, radiology or related fields
  • Deep understanding of and hands-on experience in state-of-the-art (medical) image analysis algorithms
  • Deep understanding of and hands-on experience in machine learning and deep learning
  • Experience in one or more areas: volumetric image segmentation, semantic image segmentation, deep learning, graph cut, level-set, or computer vision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in programming using C++/C and experience with OOP design
  • Experience with software development process in a regulated environment is a plus
  • 2+ years of experience in relevant algorithm development
  • 4+ years of overall relevant experience



Tao Zhao, PhD,

Managing Principal, Vision and Medical Imaging

Intuitive Surgical Inc.