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Senior FPGA / Verification Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA
  • Expired: October 28, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Company Description
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.

Job Description

Primary Function of Position:

Intuitive Surgical™, the world leader in surgical robotics, is seeking a Senior FPGA/Verification engineer to join the da Vinci new product development team. This position will have broad responsibility for developing complex FPGA solutions for communications, video, control processing and other advanced capabilities. This role works directly on products that have real world impact. Candidates must be self-motivated, creative, resourceful, capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment, and possess good technical breadth and depth.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Candidates must be self-motivated, creative, resourceful, capable of thriving

in a fast-paced environment and possess good technical breadth and depth.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Implement efficient FPGA designs of one or more of the following robotic system components: video signal processing, DMA, high-speed communications, sensors, motor control, and integration of modern embedded computing modules.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners in Electrical Engineering, Software Development and Systems Analysis to refine systems architecture and implementation.
  • Develop FPGA RTL in System Verilog as a senior team member.
  • Use modern verification methodologies such as UVM to validate RTL designs and contribute to our library of verification solutions.
  • Follow rigorous design control methodology from design specification through design verification.
  • Write detailed design documentation, including specifications and verification protocols.
  • Integrate, debug and support the product after launch.


Skill/Job Requirements:

  • Minimum BSEE, MSEE preferred.
  • System Verilog preferred; Verilog required
  • UVM or OVM verification experiences are highly desirable.
  • Expert in FPGA design or front-end IC design.
  • Understanding static timing analysis and SDC timing constraints
  • Strong communication, presentation, and documentation skills.
  • Familiarity with at least one of the scripting languages such as Python, Tcl, Perl or Shell
  • Familiarity with version control systems such as GIT or SVN.
  • Experience with Xilinx FPGA design tools (Vivado, Chipscope) and Questa Sim is a plus
  • Hands-on engineering abilities with oscilloscope and logic analyzer is a plus
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Minimum 5+ years of RTL coding and verification experience.

Additional Information

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.



Sunnyvale, CA
94085 USA



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