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Date: Jun 30, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


Principal Software Engineer/Tech Lead


As part of our Sustaining Research and Development team, this position’s primary responsibilities include leading a group of software and firmware R&D engineers in support of equipment used to perform various medical procedures spanning Boston Scientific’s Urology & Pelvic Health Portfolio (e.g. laser consoles, visualization equipment, RF generators, etc.). As a Principal R&D Software Engineer, you'll be developing and maintaining best-in-class capital systems, software and firmware as part of our comprehensive portfolio of solutions.Core focus of this role involves developing, planning, leading and coordinating Cybersecurity, Software Test (automated and manual) and software/firmware components of our capital equipment products. In return for your unique combination of big-picture perspective, ability to execute, and strong business partner, you'll be a trusted leader collaborating with some of most dynamic minds in the business. All in an environment that encourages people to take measured risks, learn from mistakes, and push the boundaries of engineering.         


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead software architecture, implementation, integration, and testing for complex, connected electronic medical equipment ("capital") systems and systems-of-systems.
  • Establish best practices for medical device software development and recruitment within the growing business franchise.
  • Produce maintainable code and technical documentation.
  • Coordinate with all divisional capital equipment projects regarding Cybersecurity, Software Test and Software development
  • Partner with the Global Cybersecurity Office to coordinate threat identification/remediation, product assessments and execute cybersecurity solutions for products.
  • Develop, lead and execute in the Software testing strategy including a heavy automation focus.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-divisional experts in a wide range of fields to solve complex engineering and business challenges.
  • Translate highly technical results into easily understood recommendations that will influence senior stakeholders.
  • Develop/Oversee/Review/Execute software test plans, test procedures and execute software verification and validation tests
  • Lead, execute, and deploy cybersecurity solutions
  • Develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports. Monitors and troubleshoots performance and schedule issues.
  • Coordinate walkthroughs and reviews; ensures conformance to standards and adherence to design controls.
  • Managing third party designers, vendors, and contractors to deliver high quality engineering solutions at an accelerated pace.
  • Mentor and develop more junior engineers


What we’re looking for in you

  • 7+ years software / firmware development in technical lead roles, preferably in medical devices or a regulated industry with a proven track record of deployment in commercial products.
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent with appropriate experience (Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, etc.).  Masters preferred.
  • Experience working within a quality system, IEC and ISO standards relevant to medical device software lifecycle and risk management (i.e. IEC 62304).
  • Track record of strong cross-functional collaboration, influence without authority, and project management enabling highly effective project teams. 
  • Proven self-starter who runs towards critical issues, ambiguous requirements, or loosely defined challenges with a demonstrated ability to rally teams to achieve business results.
  • Passion for understanding and solving problems for end users, with an ability to translate into software requirements, design, and test specifications.
  • Passion for developing talent, mentoring, and building high-performance teams.
  • Hands-on, embedded product software integration, verification and validation planning, test strategy development, design of test protocols, executing software/system testing.
  • Working knowledge of software security and data privacy best practices and risk management.
  • Experience in algorithm development and deployment using hardware specific hardware platforms such as GPU-accelerated programming, FPGAs, or microcontrollers a plus.
  • Multithreaded application development that includes testing and debugging C/C++ on Linux.
  • Experience working within an Agile software development environment.
  • Comfortable debugging complex integrated systems spanning hardware, embedded and application software in medical devices.
  • Experience working with automated testing solutions
  • Experience in Cybersecurity and its application to products
  • Experience in leading software releases
  • Experience in modern Source Code Management (SCM) tools such as git or AccuRev.
  • Experience in Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) software practice in a regulated environment.
  • Familiarity with Firmware
  • Travel: 10-20%


Requisition ID: 482465


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.

So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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