Principal Systems Engineer

PROCEPT BioRobotics

PROCEPT BioRobotics

501-1,000 employees

Surgical robotics for minimally-invasive urologic procedures

Robotics & Automation

$186,000 - $256,000

Variable Compensation, Equity Compensation

Senior, Expert

San Jose, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree with 8+ years’ relevant experience; Bachelor’s degree with 12+ years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience in Systems Engineering as related to stakeholder needs definition, creation of use case workflows, requirements definition and decomposition, functional architecture, and system design.
  • Experience generating technical documentation such as product requirements, specifications, engineering reports, test plans & procedures, validation plans and reports.
  • Ability to evaluate solutions against the needs of various stakeholders across a large cross-functional team.
  • Medical device experience strongly desired.
  • Matlab, ROS, Python, or C++ development skills, including software design/architecture and hardware integration strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of utilizing and customizing systems engineering tools such as Doors or JAMA.
  • Knowledge in robotic system design, integration, debugging, verification, and testing.
  • Experience with usability engineering (human factors) strongly desired.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) to all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a small, fast-paced company.
  • Actively participate in design and development activities for a variety of surgical robotic products in a design control environment.
  • Play a crucial role in Product Architecture definition, requirements, risk analysis and FMEA activities.
  • Develop and implement characterization, integration and test protocols. Use findings to drive decision-making and iterate on the design.
  • Use modeling tools to simulate and analyze systems, subsystems and data.
  • Define systems engineering framework in a medical device development environment and provide technical expertise within the Systems Engineering team and multi-functional project teams to support development objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Product Management, Clinical & Human Factors Engineering (HFE) teams to plan and formative and summative usability studies.
  • Synthesize all gathered information together with technical and regulatory constraints to define a system and its behavior resulting in defining a system specification.
  • Own system level verification against requirements. Create test plans, procedures and reports, perform, and analyze system set up, and conduct verification and validation activities.
  • Review and analyze technical proposals or modifications for design feasibility and system capability.
  • Work with software and other specialists (mechanical, electrical, clinical) as part of a focused multi-functional team supporting the development of controls algorithms.
  • Mentor other systems engineering and technical members within R&D on the framework for good system engineering practices during design, development and V&V.

PROCEPT BioRobotics is a pioneering surgical robotics company that excels in the urology field, offering the AQUABEAM Robotic System, a state-of-the-art, image-guided surgical robotic system for minimally-invasive urologic surgery. The company's proprietary Aquablation therapy, delivered by the AQUABEAM system, merges real-time, multidimensional imaging, personalized treatment planning, automated robotics, and heat-free waterjet ablation, enabling precise and rapid removal of prostate tissue. This approach ensures effective, safe, and durable outcomes for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH, irrespective of prostate size, shape, or surgeon experience, marking a significant shift in the surgical treatment of BPH.

Company Stage


Total Funding



San Jose, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth