Director Interaction Design
Intuitive

Sunnyvale, California


At Intuitive, 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. Our mission is our guiding force; our culture is the DNA that makes us unique.  

As a pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), we have been expanding our innovations through technology to help make a difference in the world. For 25 years, human ingenuity has guided our journey to help solve some of healthcare’s complex challenges. 

We believe a great idea can come from anywhere—inclusion and mutual respect are vital to our culture. We value character grounded in integrity, a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and diverse 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 strive to 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 help to advance the world of minimally invasive care. 

Primary Function of Position:

The da Vinci system pushes the frontier of human-machine interaction by fusing many technologies into a core product experience – technologies such as 3D immersive vision, real-time haptic interface, and robotic manipulators. The Director, Interaction Design, leads a team that works collaboratively with design, engineering, clinical development engineers, and human factors teams to define and implement a cohesive, simplistic, consistent, and high-quality user experience for the da Vinci product line, including robotic systems, instruments, and accessories.

As a UX leader, you will envision, define, and drive Intuitive design’s future through the work you lead. You identify and set product strategy, envision complex UX ecosystems to make sure they connect and inspire teams to push the boundaries of what’s possible for compelling user experiences that deliver actual user value. You are a compassionate and effective leader and manager of groups, and you drive execution excellence through your high-performing team.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of product designers. Maintain superior standards and methods in the development of the user experience for new products.
  • Participate in early ideation and prototyping of product concepts. Explore new methods and tools for prototyping and testing product concepts. Conceptualize and illustrate product solutions with working physical and digital prototypes.
  • Co-lead the implementation and execution of product user experience. Manage user experiences’ interaction engineering aspects from the earliest phases of product development to production and maintenance.
  • Hands-on project management. Manage the day-to-day logistics for your direct reports and individual contributors. You are fully optimizing your teams’ creativity and output to drive the best user experience.

Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience managing a team within a design organization, focusing on product design and development.
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Product Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or equivalent work experience.
  • Possess ability to partner strongly with design disciplines and bring superior technical competence to product delivery.
  • Proven ability to collaborate across multiple disciplines and influence cross-functional teams. Strong project management, planning, and change management skills.
  • Strong people management abilities and ability to ensure team success (hiring, developing people, productivity). 
  • Strong verbal communication, presentation, and written communication skills, including experience presenting to senior management, internal and external customers.
  • Passion for delivering the best possible experience to the user.

*Portfolio required to apply*

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. 

Shift : Shift 1 - Day

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Travel Requirements: Yes, 10 % of the Time Shift: Shift 1 - Day


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