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Senior Principal Systems Engineer.

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Robotics & Digital Solutions, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is recruiting for a Principal Systems Engineer with expertise in robotic surgery. This position is located Santa Clara, CA.

Robotics & Digital Solutions is part of Ethicon, Inc. , a global leader in surgery with products and solutions found in almost every operating room around the world. Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including robotics, digital solutions, sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit

In this role, you will be part of the boarder systems engineering team with a focus on robotics, control systems, and software development. Our team guides the definition and development of the system by maintaining a holistic view while balancing conflicting requirements, drivers, and constraints. Our team helps drive key architectural, design, and interface decisions and is responsible for ensuring the completeness and quality of the associated design controls and documentation. This position places an emphasis on working closely with a multi-disciplinary engineering team to develop complex system designs.

Key Responsibilities
Solve difficult problems related to design and building of surgical robotic systems
Provide technical insight to guide the broader design team though tradeoff decisions and design choices
Contribute to continuous improvement of systems engineering processes and practices
Perform and document analyses that support requirement rationale and design constraints
Author architectural documents and technical reports that explain important decisions and guide future development. Keep these documents up-to-date with the state of the system
Provide technical expertise to senior leadership to support strategic and tactical decisions
Mentor systems engineers and other team members in technical area such as robotics, biomechanics, and data analysis
Train other team members in best practices and techniques for technical report writing


MS/PhD in Controls, Mechanical, Electrical, or Systems Engineering or related field + 10 years experience


Experience and Skills:
Expert knowledge of the design and application of surgical robotics
Proven ability to solve complicated robotics problems using simulations and analysis.
Deep knowledge of systems engineering practices and techniques
Highly polished writing skills that enable precision technical communication and understandable explanation of complex topics
Extensive experience in regulated industries such as medical device, aerospace, automotive, or defense
Experience leading people as both a direct manager, and as an informal technical leader
Ability to use data and logic along with interpersonal skills to influence peers and leaders
Able to work effectively in a large, complex team with peers of varied backgrounds and levels of experience.

Experience with ISO/IEC standards for medical devices such as IEC 60601


Travel - Less than 10%

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

United States-California-Santa Clara-5490 Great America Pkwy


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