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Date: Jun 10, 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.


This Senior Manager of Embedded Software Engineering role is a critical management role in R&D leading a high performing team responsible for the design and testing of embedded software (firmware) in implantable medical devices. This role interfaces with other functional managers (systems, hardware, software) as well as a global team of R&D engineers.


At Boston Scientific, our products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions. We continue to innovate in key areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets. In Rhythm Management (RM) we offer solutions for treating irregular heart rhythms and heart failure, as well as protecting against sudden cardiac arrest. In addition, we offer solutions with 3D Mapping and Navigation systems, Radiofrequency Ablation catheters, Diagnostic Catheters, EP recording systems, and Intracardiac Access Sheaths. Boston Scientific develops, manufactures, and markets a broad array of products and services that enable less-invasive care for some of the most threatening cardiac conditions. We’ve been expanding indications and conducting pivotal research for over 20 years, resulting in increased access to the lifesaving and life-enhancing benefits of ICD and CRT therapies.


Purpose Statement:

This position is responsible for directing the activities of the firmware engineering function focused on developing safety critical embedded software for implantable CRM medical devices. This team’s primary activities are to create firmware requirements and design, implement the firmware, and test the firmware using various white box and black box approaches. The design, implementation and maintenance of test automation systems is also a function of this team. Throughout this process, the firmware engineering manager oversees the efficient, high quality design and testing of this critical medical device software.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for recruiting, coaching, and developing organizational talent.
  • Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Creates an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Responsible for providing direction and guidance to exempt specialists and/or supervisory staff who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. May supervise non-exempt employees.
  • Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.
  • Demonstrates effective change leadership.
  • Builds strategic partnerships to further departmental and organizational objectives.
  • Develops and executes organizational and operational policies that affect one or more groups by utilizing technical/professional knowledge and skills.
  • Monitors compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, MDR, etc.).
  • Makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve department objectives.
  • Responsible for developing, monitoring and appropriately adjusting the annual budget for the department.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree plus 7-9 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience developing product software
  • Knowledge of Cardiac Rhythm Management products (pacemakers, defibrillators, leads, programmer, communicator, mobile device, patient management application)
  • Knowledge of Lean/Agile concepts including scrums, burnups, retrospectives, backlog, and minimizing WIP
  • Knowledge of software engineering methods and tools (structured development, thread management, static analysis, unit/integration/verification testing)
  • Knowledge of test automation systems for software development
  • Knowledge of test protocol development
  • Design Controls expertise with particular focus on requirements, design, verification and traceability


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing regulated, safety critical software
  • Experience working with a global R&D team
  • Ability to lead a high performing team of experienced engineers
  • Ability to prioritize resource needs across competing projects
  • Experience in leading change management initiatives
  • Strong communication skills, including technical discussions at all levels
  • Ability to develop partnerships with cross-functional areas within and outside of product development


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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