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Principal Electrical Engineer

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Additional Locations:  N/A

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:

This Principal Electrical Engineer opportunity is within the Peripheral Interventions division. Our Research and Development team supports the design, development, and sustaining work for the capital equipment portion of medical devices used to treat clots, pulmonary embolism, and cancer. In this role, you will provide the technical expertise and engineering leadership needed to support current products and help define the future product development opportunities. Scope of work includes sustaining activities such as design changes, design transfers, and line extensions with the support of engineers in-team and from other Boston Scientific divisions.


Key responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and support integration and testing of medical devices that include multiple processors, FPGA, instrumentation, and power circuits.

  • Build product expertise to respond to questions from cross-functional teams, inform priorities for both development and sustaining activities, identify product improvements that support customer and business goals.

  • Participates in design reviews, late-stage engineering activities, and sustaining activities including component sourcing challenges and responding to questions from service and other customer-facing teams.

  • Coordinate third party designers, suppliers, and contract manufacturers to deliver high quality engineering solutions at an accelerated pace.

  • Coaching a driven team of engineers and technicians, ensuring they have the skills, tools, and opportunities needed continuously raise the bar on team performance. 


What we’re looking for in you:


  • 8+ years product development in lead roles, preferably in a regulated industry.

  • Electrical or Computer Engineering degree.  Bachelors required.

  • Complex electronics design and implementation experience required.

  • Proficiency in PCBA design from concept through manufacturing, including analog, digital, power, and embedded microprocessor and/or FPGA circuitry.

  • Excellent hands-on electronics prototyping, debug, verification, and failure analysis skills.

  • Proficiency with lab equipment including power supplies, oscilloscopes, multimeters, spectrum/signal/logic analyzers.

  • Skilled in schematic capture, modeling, and simulation tools such as SPICE.  



  • Medical device experience preferred.

  • Power supply design and integration experience a plus, esp. high voltage.

  • Electrical safety (IEC 60601-1) and EMI/EMC (60601-1-2) experience a plus.

  • Embedded programming experience including MCUs and/or FPGAs (C, C++, Verilog/VHDL, etc.)

  • Track record of strong cross-functional collaboration, influence without authority, and project management enabling highly effective project teams. 

  • Proven self-starter who runs towards critical issues, ambiguous requirements, or loosely defined challenges with a demonstrated ability to rally teams to achieve business results.

  • Experience with Design for X (X = reliability, manufacturability, service, cost, etc.) or related methodologies to deliver end-to-end solutions.

  • Hands-on experience managing suppliers and/or contract manufacturers.

  • Skilled problem solver, proficient in problem solving methodologies.

  • 10% Travel required



Requisition ID: 539252


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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