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Sr R&D Manager

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Coyol, A, CR

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


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 and has been recognized with the Catalyst Award in 2022, a prestigious recognition of diversity, equity and inclusion excellence. Also, we have a Gender Equality Policy to support our commitment.


Hybrid Roles:

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes WFH and onsite. You will have the opportunity to discuss details in the interview. 

The mission of our Sustaining R&D team is to protect Endoscopy revenue through our guiding principles of quality, compliance, and business continuity.  As a member of our team, the R&D Manager II will manage a team of engineers primarily supporting the Endoscopy products made at Boston Scientific’s Coyol plant in Costa Rica. He/she will build and lead a high-performing team of engineers located in Coyol, Costa Rica, and execute sustaining projects with cross-functional team members located in Coyol and Marlborough. Your task will be to guide these R&D engineers through continued growth of our portfolio, in day-to-day technical and business-level decision making, and in hiring and retaining the best talent for the role. The ideal candidate is expected to have proven the ability to lead and build trust with direct reports and demonstrates strong leadership and decision-making skills cross functionally across core team functions.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Assists in functional deliverables as needed and ensures technical excellence for Sustaining R&D.
  • Provides guidance and approval regarding technical strategies and approaches.
  • Assists in identifying new opportunities to drive Value Improvement Projects and Complaint Reduction efforts.
  • Provides guidance and training to staff, assists subordinates in attaining career goals, motivates individuals to achieve results, and recruits and maintains a high-quality staff.
  • Assists in and/or completes the development of budgets and monitors spending for the Sustaining efforts in Coyol.
  • Assists in identifying and developing department tools and systems.
  • Assists in and/or determines appropriate staff levels, schedules and resources.  Works with project managers to understand priorities and plans resource and time allocation accordingly.
  • Collaboratively determines project staff assignments and schedules work to meet completion dates and R&D deliverables.
  • Maintains and enhances cross-functional team relationships.
  • Works cross-functionally in identifying and resolving technical issues.
  • Monitors and evaluates project and department progress and results.
  • Leads and mentors a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals.  Guides, coaches, and develops direct reports, and drives best practices throughout the organization.
  • Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • May direct and control the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations.


 What we’re looking for in you:

  • 5+ years technical leadership roles, preferably in medical device industry
  • 3-5 years’ experience in direct people leadership
  • Mechanical Engineering or BME degree. Bachelors required.
  • A positive attitude, innovative and creative thinker.
  • Ability to transparently and concisely communicate technical issues and risks across all levels of the organization
  • Experience developing a company culture of knowledge driven product development & engineering excellence
  • Working knowledge of complex mechanical design principles and FDA/BSI regulated medical device design controls
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and data driven decision making.
  • Understanding of IEC60601 requirements/constraints for mechanical system design is preferred
  • Track record of strong cross-functional collaboration, influence, and project management enabling highly effective project teams
  • Practiced problem solver, proficient in problem solving methodologies (i.e. Six Sigma, DOE, etc.)
  • Passion to learn new technologies and find new solutions
  • Passion for understanding and solving problems for end users and for team member subordinate
  • Takes initiative and acts quickly to drive solutions

Requisition ID: 579492


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!



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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.

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