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Date: Aug 8, 2019

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.


Principal R&D Systems Engineer Lead


About the role:

  • Boston Scientific is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Principal R&D Systems Engineer to serve as a project Systems Technical Lead.  The successful candidate will provide technical direction and system level understanding regarding design and development of electronic medical systems.  This candidate will provide technical guidance to an interdisciplinary team of SW/Electrical/Mechanical professionals from project conception to post realization. 
  • Be a part of one of Boston Scientific’s most product-diverse divisions supporting R&D for exciting new products, and business development activities.  Work on Electronic Medical Equipment development and sustaining efforts. This equipment adheres to industry standards as applicable and often includes an Electronic Medical Equipment console, peripherals, and sterilizable/reusable and/or disposable medical devices. The EME console often contains a mix of mechanical, electrical, embedded and application SW.
  • Responsible for providing technical direction and system level expertise for the design, development, and sustaining of complex electronic medical equipment systems, including sensors, embedded systems, algorithms, hardware, software, and associated disposable medical devices.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate cross functional decision making on technical decisions with ultimate ownership within the team
  • Help establish the long-term technology roadmap and architecture
  • Translate the business strategy into projects, initiatives, and technical plans.
  • Secure functional management and business leadership agreement on the decisions made and the technical strategy set
  • Key stakeholder in the technical development strategy for the project
  • Lead integration of product technologies with respect to mechanical, electrical, firmware and software for Electronic Medical Equipment projects.
  • Internal and external stakeholder communication on key technical updates and issues
  • Works with internal/external partners as necessary to leverage key capabilities as needed for the project
  • Guides definition of system requirements, system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters by using systems engineering best practices.
  • Tracks system engineering effort by creating and maintaining records in the approved tracking management tool.
  • Solves system problems through simulation, mathematical analysis, and/or systems interaction testing/analysis.  Provides recommendations for corrective action.
  • Defines system partitioning (i.e. hardware/software partitioning) and coordinates total system integration.
  • Provides technical direction for entire project team
  • Interfaces directly with business leaders on project status/issues
  • Mentors engineers in engineering activities/methodologies and domain knowledge
  • Coordinates system testing including evaluation, validation & verification activities.
  • Participates in the Risk Analysis discussions for the project.


What we’re looking for:

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science
  • 10+ years of engineering experience developing mixed HW/SW systems
  • Proven experience in leading complex system analysis from concept through commercialization
  • Experience conducting error/budget analysis and analytical and non-analytical simulations
  • Experience designing and building high-accuracy, high-reliability systems
  • Self-motivated with a passion for solving problems
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Experience leading team of technical engineers of multiple disciplines


Preferred Qualifications

  • Medical Device industry experience in design controls with a focus on user needs, intended use, system requirements, system design and traceability.
  • Medical Device systems product development experience
  • Knowledge of application security and usability regulations
  • Familiar with systems verification/validation including SW/HW test automation
  • Proven project leader with experience leading teams on high-visibility/high-priority new technology ventures




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


Requisition ID: 449633


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