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Date: Apr 21, 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 Sustaining R&D Engineer 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:

  • Leading organizational initiatives that drive change and deliver performance improvements across a variety Sustaining and Commercial Execution projects involving complex electro-mechanical, hardware and software systems
  • Collect data, synthesize, track and summarize key product and business insights for leadership and stakeholders
  • Lead product non-conformance and complaint investigations
  • Partner with other R&D and Design Assurance team members to inform new technology and new product development project strategies
  • Manage and document Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA), Design Changes, and Change Notifications working with other R&D, Design Assurance, Program Management, and cross-functional team members
  • Leverage internal/external partners as necessary to achieve project objectives
  • Solve engineering problems by analyzing the situation and recommending corrective or alternative actions
  • Analyze, evaluate, and verify requirements, component performance, and systems by using best engineering practices
  • Successfully complete engineering work including technology development, product analysis and design, test method development and execution, requirement or specification development, technical reports, design verification and validation
  • Facilitate crisp decision making around key technical and business issues
  • Train and provide work direction to technicians and other engineers
  • Create a strong team culture around high expectations and high performance
  • 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 Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent
  • BS with 6 years or more experience or MS with 4 years or more experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with complex medical device systems including configuration management
  • Experience IEC 60601-1 Safety and EMC, RoHS/REACH, among other common electronic equipment and medical device compliance standards
  • Solid lab experience with debug, fixtures, and test equipment
  • Expertise in design tools and analysis techniques
  • Ability to provide leadership as it relates to design controls process and continuous improvement
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on inputs from multiple and varied sources
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and collaboration skills


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.


Requisition ID: 476726


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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