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Robotic Systems Engineer

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    Junior & Mid Level
  • Engineering
  • Pittsburgh
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  • You need a Bachelor's degree in engineering or science, 2+ years experience in systems engineering, and a strong understanding of design control in the medical device industry. Experience with computer-assisted surgery or robotics is preferred. Compliance with FDA regulations and proficiency in requirements management tools is essential.
  • You will develop requirements, participate in system architecture, design, testing, and validation activities for robotic systems at Smith & Nephew.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering or science in fields of Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering or equivalent; Graduate degree preferred
  • 2+ years experience in systems engineering and requirements management with a bachelor's degree or 1 year of applicable experience with master's degree.
  • A good understanding of design control and/or development of products in a regulated medical device industry.
  • Track record of successfully bringing products from concept to market on schedule & within budget is preferred.
  • Experience in computer assisted surgery or robotics preferred.
  • Understanding of hardware-software systems, requirements levelling, and interface requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable FDA regulations and company operating procedures, processes, policies and tasks
  • Competency using requirements management tools, e.g. Cognition Cockpit, DOORS, JAMA, etc.., work management tools (e.g. Jira), processing tools. (e.g. Word, Libre Office, etc..)


  • Perform system engineering and requirements management duties as part of cross-functional project teams including:
  • Develop and maintain requirement development for new features and feature upgrades
  • Maintain traceability between requirements and from requirements to test activities
  • Participate in system architecture and design activities
  • Participate in verification and validation planning
  • Participate in Design Validation activities
  • Support pre-clinical and clinical evaluations
  • Remain current with the knowledge and practice of systems engineering and requirements management.


What are the key responsibilities of a Robotic Systems Engineer?

The key responsibilities include participating in system definition, translating customer needs into product requirements, developing system architecture, and planning system-level verification and validation. Additionally, the role involves driving innovation and introducing new technologies in the marketplace, as well as serving as the interface between Healthcare Professionals, Marketing representatives, and Engineering teams to ensure technical excellence of product designs.

What qualifications are required to be a successful Robotic Systems Engineer?

Successful candidates should have a clear sense of urgency, a demonstrated track record of driving innovation, and experience in system architecture development. Additionally, strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams are essential. A background in robotics, healthcare technology, or engineering is preferred.

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Smith+Nephew is a global medical technology company. We design and manufacture technology that takes the limits off living. We support healthcare professionals to return their patients to health and mobility, helping them to perform at their fullest potential. From our first employee and founder, T.J. Smith, to our team today, it’s our people who make Smith+Nephew a unique place. Yes, we love to innovate and develop exciting technologies, and we offer competitive salaries and progressive benefits. But it’s our culture - of Care, Collaboration and Courage - that really sets us apart. Through a spirit of ownership and can-do attitude, we work together to win.. We’re a company of people who care about each other, about our customers and their patients, and about our communities. Together, we fulfill our shared purpose of Life Unlimited. Please note: not all products referred to may be approved for use or available in all markets.