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Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

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.


About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal R&D Engineer, Technical Lead supporting Coronary Therapies projects within the Interventional Cardiology division.  This role will utilize a variety of new and proven technologies to deliver life-changing medical devices to patients and clinicians in support of BSC’s mission.


Your responsibilities:

  • Lead interdisciplinary technical teams consisting of electrical, mechanical, software, biomedical and systems engineers from project conception to commercialization of complex medical systems.
  • Define projects and work tasks based on identified strategy and goals
  • Plan and organize project assignments of substantial variety and complexity, including project resource requirements, budgets, schedules and milestones
  • Make technical decisions that may have significant impact to the company
  • Own project level technical risks and the results of how those risks are addressed
  • Proactively manage the technical scope of projects, utilizing tradeoff assessment tools, data analysis and subject matter expert feedback to justify and document technical scope decisions
  • Develop advanced ideas and guides their development into a final product, program, or process.
  • Determines emerging trends and provides information across functional boundaries in areas of expertise
  • Recruit & mentor high potential technical talent.
  • Interface with Physicians/Cath lab personnel to identify needs and to obtain feedback on concepts and performance of new devices that influence future business recommendations and enhances BSC’s Intellectual Property portfolio
  • Lead technology integration and facilitate crisp decision making around key technical issues
  • Provide clear communication to stakeholders at key technical updates
  • Leverage internal/external partners as necessary to achieve project objectives
  • Lead the design & execution of structured experimental plans to drive data-based decisions
  • Understand clinical use cases and user interface requirements to drive design decisions
  • Translate customer needs into product requirements and design specifications.
  • In all actions, demonstrate a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to all documented quality processes and procedures


What we’re looking for:

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical or other related engineering fields.
  • Required minimum years of work experience (primarily in medical device or related field): 10 years with BS, or 8 years with MS
  • Strong system engineering skills over a broad range of products/applications
  • Demonstrated capability to lead high performing technical teams through a structured approach to solving complex technical problems
  • Strong knowledge of design controls & risk management practices
  • Personal drive, individual accountability & a strong bias for action
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and collaboration skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing complex electro-mechanical and software systems
  • Medical device experience
  • Experience in medical ultrasonic imaging.
  • Ability to interface effectively with customers to gather insights
  • Track record of develop and launch products with commercial success.



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: 475910


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