Senior Vision Systems Engineer

Robotics & Digital Solutions, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies.  Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is focused on shaping the future of digital surgery and expanding its robotics and digital solutions offerings across the entire portfolio, with multi-specialty, end-to-end solutions in orthopaedics, endoluminal intervention and general surgery. This includes the MONARCH® platform, a first-of-its-kind robotic technology indicated for bronchoscopic visualization of and access to patient airways for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the lung.

Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, 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 sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit www.ethicon.com.

Robotics & Digital Solutions, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is recruiting for a Senior Vision Systems Engineer, located Redwood City, CA.

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is focused on shaping the future of digital surgery and expanding its robotics and digital solutions offerings across the entire portfolio, with multi-specialty, end-to-end solutions in orthopaedics, endoluminal intervention and general surgery. This includes the MONARCH® platform, a first-of-its-kind robotic technology indicated for bronchoscopic visualization of and access to patient airways for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the lung.

Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, 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 sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit www.ethicon.com

In this role, the Engineer owns camera and illumination sub-system test development, test method validation, and design verification across programs within the Endoscopy division. In addition, the Engineer serves as SME on vision system architecture, performance, and system-level integration and assumes responsibilities as required in the following areas on development teams: test method development, development testing, requirement testability and substantiation, and investigation related to failures, poorly understood risks, performance shifts, or product robustness.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Works within the development team to develop tests for vision sub-system design verification, including test design, electromechanical and optomechanical fixture development, bench model development, and script development.
  • Serves as an SME for standard optoelectronic and optomechanical methodologies in test case design and test execution
  • Act as a Vision Systems representative during system level hardware/software integration
  • Performs root cause investigations and designs / executes experiments as warranted to address DV failures and other performance observations, or in support of other product development needs.
  • Owns and maintains test case content
  • Performs test method validation / MSA and non-product software validations for design verification tests
  • Writes and executes design verification and engineering test protocols; analyzes data and authors test reports
  • Collaborates on design input clarity and testability
  • Applies statistical and problem solving (e.g. fishbone, 5-whys, DMAIC principles) analysis methods in any investigation / experimental work.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of patent applications
  • Evaluate new technologies related to endoscopic imaging and illumination systems
  • Other related duties as needed may be assigned.
  • M.S. in Optical, Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical Engineering plus 3 years experience, or a PhD plus 1 years experience, is required
  • Self-motivated with excellent written and verbal communication skills, required
  • Ability to own and drive tasks in a project team; ability to serve as process owner cross-functionally for testing/test development/verification is required
  • Demonstrated success with experimental design and investigative techniques is required
  • Prior experience with V&V testing and/or related Design Control processes (e.g. product development lifecycle, requirements and risk management) is required
  • Prior experience developing and implementing new test methods is required
  • Expertise in metrology for optical elements and optical systems, including spatial frequency response, color uniformity, chroma level, lateral chromatic displacement, local geometric distortion, texture blur, or visual noise is required
  • Proficiency in quantitative analysis and hardware automation in MATLAB or Python required; Python OpenCV experience preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 10%, international and domestic, is required

Preferred:

  • Experience in the medical device industry in an engineering function related to imaging and/or illumination sub-systems is preferred; experience in medical endoscopy or laparoscopy strongly preferred
  • Experience in objective and subjective image and video quality assessment preferred
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks for fixture design and a solid understanding of GD&T principles preferred
  • Linux commands experience is preferred
  • Proficiency in statistical principles/tools and statistics software such as Minitab, MATLAB or Python is preferred

Do you want to be part of a diverse team delivering innovative products to market? Apply today!

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.

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