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Principal R&D Engineer - Electrophysiology

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s):  N/A

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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.


The Therapy Systems and Preclinical Team is growing and has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Engineer role supporting electrophysiology within the Cardiology division. Electrophysiology is an exciting growth driver for BSC. With the acquisition of FARAPULSE Inc., Boston Scientific will strengthen its leadership in Personalized EP Solutions, with a strong focus in Atrial Fibrillation. The R&D Principal Engineer will have a leading role in the development and integration of new catheter-based technologies for improving the safety, effectiveness, and usability of ablation devices in the field of cardiac arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Creates novel technology enhancements to therapeutic ablation catheters to meet customer and market demands in the rapidly growing and evolving electrophysiology marketplace.

  • Works with cross-functional engineering teams to develop prototype catheters, electronic instrumentation and signal processing algorithms from concept level through final implementation.   

  • Plans and executes laboratory and preclinical research to prove feasibility of concepts and ensure robust technology performance that meets customer needs and global regulatory approval requirements.

  • Develops and leads physician partnerships to advance our understanding of PFA therapeutic performance

  • Participates in the development of others by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.

  • Creates a strong team culture around high expectations and high performance

  • Writes and submits intellectual property (patents).

  • Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development.

  • Provides clear communication to stakeholders at key technical updates.


Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ Years with BS, 5-7 Years with MS, 3-5 Years with PhD

  • Degree in Engineering

  • Experience with algorithm development & data analysis for physiologic signals

  • Demonstrated strong cross-functional collaboration, influence without authority, and project/task management enabling highly effective teams 

  • Passion for understanding and solving problems for end users

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work independently to plan and schedule own activities necessary to meet timelines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Electrical or Biomedical Engineering

  • Knowledge of Pulsed Field Ablation and Radiofrequency Ablation

  • Demonstrated experience in cardiac electrophysiology

  • 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.

  • Understands mapping and ablation system to apply system-level expertise to ablation therapy development



Requisition ID: 574827

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific prohibited substance testing requirements for safety-sensitive positions.  This role is deemed safety-sensitive and, as such, candidates will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement.  The goal of the drug testing is to increase workplace safety in compliance with the applicable law.  

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 prohibited substance 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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