Principal Systems Engineer

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.


Job Description Summary

We are looking for a seasoned Systems Engineer to join our Systems Engineering department at Boston Scientific, R&D CRM Division. The Principal Systems Engineer will be the Systems Engineering lead on complex product development features. This person will be responsible for leading the design and development of a novel highly integrated platform from conception to commercialization. The Systems Engineer will be a core team member of a cross-functional team. The main responsibilities of the  Systems Engineer include; leading the development of requirements in close collaboration with marketing , generating systems architectural concepts in collaboration with the technical team, narrowing down the architecture of interest, leading and providing guidance to an interdisciplinary team of SW/Electrical/Mechanical professionals, planning test method developments, analyzing data, implementing the solutions in hardware and software according to Bostin Scientific’s product development procedures.


Responsibilities as a Systems Engineer

As a Systems Engineer in our External Systems team, you'll play a crucial role in developing innovative products for Cardiac Rhythm Management & Diagnostics. Join our experienced design team to collaborate on cutting-edge technologies and engage in a wide range of activities, including:

  • Collaborating with leadership and Marketing on product definitions and system architecture.

  • Developing complex software systems, including embedded systems, sensors, and algorithms, with cross-functional teams of hardware engineers, software engineers, and research scientists.

  • Supporting Regulatory submissions and approvals.

  • Training and interacting with field staff to facilitate the commercialization of new features and platforms.


Your responsibilities will include: 

  • You will be responsible for completing system engineering activities, from early phase development to market release. Your key tasks will include:

    • Designing or supporting the development of systems architecture aligned with business and customer needs.

    • Executing multiple systems engineering activities throughout the product development life cycle.

    • Applying critical thinking skills to solve complex systems interaction problems.

    • Providing expertise in multiple roles in the product development life cycle, showcasing deep knowledge of system functionality.

    • Advising the project management team on key product risk/benefit trade-offs.

    • Influencing cross-functional peers to make timely decisions and recommendations for project success.

    • Representing the Systems Engineering organization as the prime technical contact for assigned features, tools, or subject matters.

    • Providing input for submissions to regulatory bodies and governmental agencies.

    • Defining interface requirements between systems and maintaining traceability of requirements documentation.

    • Managing changes to interfaces during development and throughout the product lifecycle.

    • Ensuring configuration compatibility through the product lifecycle.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering and/or Science with 10+ years of experience in developing highly complex systems.

  • 5+ years of experience as a Systems Engineer in the medical/diagnostics space, focusing on electromechanical systems.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of systems engineering principles, requirements management, and medical device regulations.

  • Experience with requirement management/PLM tools.

  • Experience in product concept development, customer interaction, verification of engineering requirements, and validation of customer needs/design requirements.

  • Strong written and verbal communication, judgment, decision-making, and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to build strong relationships across the organization and with external stakeholders.

  • Practical knowledge of project management concepts and experience with Agile concepts including scrums, burnups, retrospectives, backlog and minimizing WIP.

  • Leadership skills with the capability to make trade-offs between risks, benefits, and performance.

  • Understanding and experience in the design, development, and testing of software based medical devices.

  • Familiarity with developing Test Methods and Test Equipment.

  • Experience with wireless communication and communication protocols.

  • Experience with cyber security.




Requisition ID: 567960

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific drug 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 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.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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