Contract Opportunity W2 Only (No C2C) * 10 Month Contract with potential for extension or permanent hire * Location: 1266 Kifer Road, Bldg 101, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 * Compensation: $100-150/hr We’re Intuitive: a global technology leader in minimally invasive care and a pioneer of robotic-assisted surgery. Working closely with hospital teams, we’re developing integrated solutions that help enable physicians to get patients back to what matters most. Our technology has been used in nearly 10 million operations across 67 countries. Together, we’ve dedicated more than two decades for innovating for better care through enhanced experiences, improved efficiencies, and reduced cost of care. In this role, you will join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Primary Function of Position: Interaction Design is a key role at Intuitive Surgical, with responsibilities that integrate multiple technical disciplines to jointly create products that make the experience of using technically complex surgical devices safe, easy to learn, and confidence-inspiring. The Lead Interaction Designer will be designing solutions for our family of products that include both physical and software experiences, and can expand to include 2d and 3d (AR/VR) space. You will be establishing brand new ways of interacting with our set of digital solutions to solve complex user experience problems. Roles & Responsibilities: * Design world class experiences that span the physical and digital realms. Maintain superior design standards and methods from brainstorming through prototyping and implementation. Ensure a thorough understanding of the problems, the goal, and measures of success for a user by working with clinical engineering, human factors, product managers and engineering teams. * Deliver detailed design documentation including written specifications that communicate design intent and detailed interactions to engineering. * Participate in and contribute to user research activities. Work closely and collaborate with user-research teams to formulate questions for user research and usability, synthesize key insights from observation and formative evaluations and report them back to the product development team. * In collaboration with Human Factors Engineers, analyze designs for safety risks in light of potential use errors, and design mitigations for those risks. Participate in the validation of product usability through informal and formal testing with representative users. * Contribute to the visual design of the product. Collaborate with our visual design team to produce a scalable design system and delightful experiences that align with our brand language. Skills, Experience, Education, & Training: * Minimum eight years of experience in multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Responsive Web, Desktop, etc). * Can demonstrate a track record of leading, mentoring or directing design teams that have shipped quality software products across web and mobile * Experience partnering with Product Managers to develop the strategy and rationale for new product or existing features * Consult with Analytics team to define clear metrics for your solutions * Experience bringing new products through an iterative process balancing prioritized trade-offs that consider user, product, engineering and business needs. * Experienced in systems thinking–can plan strategically but also execute tactically * Methodical in identifying user problems, opportunities and successes; test assumptions and incorporate feedback * Strong facilitation and collaboration skills; ability to be flexible while maintain focus to strive for best outcomes * Be part of a growing team that is approachable, humble and always learning and collaborating with each other to deliver a cohesive customer centered experience * Preference for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a design-related field, e.g., Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or Product Design. * Proficient in the use of current design tools and software applications for design and prototyping (e.g. Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Framer, etc) * Ability to travel up to 10% of the time Please note that this is a contract role providing services to Intuitive through our direct sourcing partner, Raise Recruiting, who manages Intuitive’s Contractor Talent Community. If you are selected for this role, you will be employed by Raise and will not be an employee of Intuitive. Work with an Award Winning Employer: * Best Places to Work, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice, 2019 (#12 of 100), 2020 (#7 of 100) * America’s Best Midsized Employers, Forbes, 2019 (#149 of 500) * Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2019 * Top CEOs, Glassdoor, 2019 (#9 of 100) Raise and Intuitive are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. 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 all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.