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Date: Jul 25, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific



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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Human Factors Engineer primarily supporting Structural Heart products 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.


This role will apply Human Factors Engineering (HFE) principles to our products across the product development lifecycle for complex products by partnering with other engineering disciplines, marketing, design assurance, project managers, clinical, and regulatory. Key responsibilities include planning and execution of human factors activities throughout the product development cycle to ensure that products are safely & effectively used by our customers.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Perform activities in partnership with functional engineering groups, quality, regulatory, marketing, clinical, and R&D to ensure that those products are safe and meet the needs of the customers.
  • Provide HFE input based on field user research and usability evaluations to the project teams to enable design of user interfaces.
  • Perform task and use error risk analysis, heuristic evaluations, cognitive walk throughs, and formative and summative testing.
  • Apply knowledge of device users, tasks, and use environments to the design and development of new products and product changes.
  • Deliver verbal, written and visual communications, with an emphasis on problem framing, visual storytelling and strong information design to internal and external key stakeholders.
  • Prepare documentation to support development activities, usability engineering files, including usability engineering plans, formative and summative study protocols/moderator guide/reports, task and use error analysis, and technical reports.


What we’re looking for: Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Biomedical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, or other Engineering with experience or degree related to Human Factors
  • Required minimum years of Human Factors work experience (primarily in medical device or related field): 4 years with BS, or 3 years with MS
  • Human Factors Engineering experience planning, coordinating, conducting, analyzing, and reporting on Formative and Summative usability studies.
  • Experience with various Human Factors methodologies such as ethnographic research, contextual inquiry, cognitive walk through, expert analysis, task and use error analysis, simulated use usability studies, and summative testing.
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on technical inputs from multiple and varied sources. Ability to be collaborative and flexible in approach to solving user interface related challenges.
  • Ability to clearly communicate how study results can be implemented into design, including analyzing and synthesizing large quantities of information into usable content for project teams and the business


Preferred Qualifications

  • BS, MS or Minor in Engineering
  • Experience applying human factors standards and guidance to new product development, preferably within the medical device industry
  • Experience developing Class II or Class III medical devices
  • Experience with medical device quality systems





Requisition ID: 479988


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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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