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Principal Release Manager

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Mankato/Rochester, MN, US, 55901

Additional Location(s): US-MN-Arden Hills

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - 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.


About the role:
In the Principal Release Manager role, you will be responsible for coordinating with Project Management, Engineering, DevOps and Testing leaders to release medical device and software development projects through our development, test, pre-production and production environments.  This includes coordinating required infrastructure updates and leading continuous release integration pipeline improvements to ensure quality and efficiency across the release cycle.  Business-Oriented planning and communication across R&D and up the management chain will be required to drive key initiatives.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing critical business processes, systems, and lead changes in efficiency and quality
  • Approving Environment Management and Release Workflow for a matrixed medical device software system stack
  • Defining and enforcing release policies, procedures, and best practices to optimize efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ensuring that release processes adhere to regulatory requirements and organizational policies
  • Developing full-scale environment and resource plans working within cross-functional teams
  • Establishing common release management documentation and metrics to monitor and continuously improve deployment reliability and post-deployment stability
  • Proactively managing changes in roadmap scope, timing and critical path to identify and mitigate potential risks to the release schedule, and devise contingency plans
  • Coordinating release schedules and required resources taking into account multiple factors such as third-party software, planned releases, and infrastructure updates
  • Planning release windows and cycles across projects and oversees the deployment of software releases into production environments, ensuring minimal disruption to ongoing operations
  • Effectively communicating environment needs and post-release results to executive team and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Coaching, mentoring, and motivating team members on environment and release best practices


Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working with cross-functional teams including management and project management
  • Direct experience managing software or medical device projects, releases or teams
  • Detailed Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) knowledge
  • Track record of success leading large, cross-functional, complex projects / programs
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and situational leadership
  • Strong planning, influencing, and problem-solving skills


Preferred qualifications:

  • Preferred degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Experience working with FDA Regulated Software as a Medical Device
  • Release and Environment Stack Management Experience
  • Continuous Integration and Automated Release Management Experience


Requisition ID: 584332

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.


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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