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Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

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Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


Senior/Principal R&D Reliability Engineer


The Rhythm Management R&D Reliability Engineer leads or supports engineering evaluations and analyses for concepts and products in development and commercial product in areas including, but not limited to 1) use environment characterization, 2) failure modes and mechanisms identification, 3) simulation and analyses creation, 4) test method and requirements development, 5) design guideline development, and/or 6) knowledge capture.  This individual will collaborate and partner with Research & Development, Manufacturing, Quality, Marketing, Medical Safety, and Regulatory to achieve optimal results.  The Reliability Engineer will support the Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) and Electrophysiology (EP) divisions, while also supporting other divisions of Boston Scientific.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Support product development activities to characterize product quality/reliability
  • Design, develop, and implement new or improved product requirements and/or test methods to accurately characterize product performance (or component/material performance) when exposed to representative or extreme use environments and conditions. 
  • Support commercial product issue root cause investigations and product development knowledge gap closure
  • Active participant/owner in/of Specifications/Requirements, Test Method Validation, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Design Verification, Design Validation, and/or Design Review
  • Author test protocols, coordinate/execute testing, conduct data analysis, and/or author engineering reports
  • Execute material characterization providing data for use with FEA tools or other analyses
  • Execute Design Margin / Derating studies supporting commercial product issue root cause investigation and informing product development
  • Design, develop, and maintain test systems, apparatuses, and fixturing
  • Design, develop, and maintain LabView based DAQ and analysis applications
  • Direct and mentor support personnel


What we’re looking for in you:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Biomedical Engineering (or equivalent) with 5 to 7 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Experience in design and build of test equipment hardware and test fixtures to be used for material, component, or product testing
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of design
  • Applies engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems
  • Demonstrated written communication, verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical ability, troubleshooting skills, and problem-solving skills, where problems are unusual and difficult
  • Ability to define test requirements, develop tests, perform testing, analyze test data, and document test data and analysis
  • Working knowledge of commonly used test instruments and reliability test methods (e.g. tensile testers, environmental chambers, instrumentation, control electronics, and DAQ equipment)
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as scientific and technical journals, instructions and reports
  • Self-motivated and capable of working under limited supervision


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Biomedical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Exemplifies high performance expectations, proactively influences the organization in positive directions, and inspires engagement and commitment from others to achieve common goals
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present complicated technical information to small and large audiences, from peers to senior leadership, with varying levels of technical expertise
  • Experience developing new test methods. Strong experimentalist skills with proven ability to develop and document novel approaches to non-standard test methods.
  • Experience in LabView software development, implementation, and troubleshooting for automated test and DAQ systems
  • Experience with Solidworks
  • Experience with statistical analysis tools used during the design, evaluation, and characterization of test methods and equipment (e.g. Design Expert, MINITAB, Weibull++, and ALTA)
  • Experience with FEA tools
  • Regulated industry experience


** Please note: This position may be filled at the Senior or Principal Engineer level depending on he final candidate's experience and expertise.


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


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.

Requisition ID: 472497


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