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Date: Jan 10, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

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 that independently conducts development work as part of a major research and/or development project for TAVR Structural Heart core products within the Interventional Cardiology division.  Products supported include: Cerebral embolic protection system, transfemoral insertion sheaths, guidewires and balloons. This role requires minimal technical direction/review on broad scope or complex projects. Viewed as an expert in one or more in-house technologies.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Drives complex or novel assignment requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures. Work is expected to result in the development of new or refined technologies, products, materials, processes, equipment, and/or scientific method to broaden BSC’s Intellectual Property in key strategic areas.
  • Successfully completes engineering work in one or more of the following: technology development, product design and development, test of materials, preparation of specifications, process study, research investigation (animal and clinical studies), and report preparation.
  • Provides guidance to product and technology teams.
  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of alternative engineering processes, products, or equipment.
  • Coordinates, manages, and documents project goals and progress and recommends appropriate revisions.
  • Interfaces with Physicians/Cath Lab personnel to identify needs and to obtain feedback on concepts and performance of new devices and to translate customer needs into product concepts.
  • Develops and coaches others on engineering documentation.
  • Trains and/or provides work direction to technicians and less experienced engineers.
  • Leads engineering teams to the successful completion of project goals.
  • Demonstrates PDP/TPD system knowledge through coaching and delivery of high quality, high impact deliverables.


What we’re looking for:


Minimum Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with catheter development, extrusion, and guidewire development.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping to excelerate proof of concepts.
  • Experience with tolerance stackup analysis.
  • 6 Sigma green or black belt certifications.



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: 473347


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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