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Principal Systems Engineer

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Additional Location(s):  N/A

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

Boston Scientific is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Principal Systems Engineer to provide technical direction regarding the design and development of electronic medical systems. The successful candidate will provide technical guidance to an interdisciplinary team of Electrical, Mechanical, and Software professionals from project conception to post-realization in support of the Interventional Cardiology division.


Be a part of one of Boston Scientific’s most product-diverse divisions, supporting R&D in the design of exciting new products and business development activities. These products adhere to industry standards and include computing devices, single-use devices, and support devices.


Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing technical direction and system-level expertise across development teams working on the design and development of complex medical device systems.
  • Facilitating cross-functional decision-making on challenging technical issues with long-term impact and communicating these decisions effectively.
  • Securing agreement on technical strategies across functional management and business leadership teams.
  • Specifying the architecture and design of these systems, including physical and functional approaches and the management of all system interfaces.
  • Leading the integration of system elements, including internally and externally sourced items comprising both hardware and software components.
  • Leading the deployment of Systems Engineering best practices across projects, including system concepting and design, requirement elicitation, and sustainable documentation.
  • Managing technical progress on projects by understanding and troubleshooting issues as they arise and communicating status to key project stakeholders.
  • Solving system problems through simulation, mathematical analysis, and/or systems interaction testing/analysis and providing recommendations for corrective action.
  • Defining system partitioning (i.e., hardware/software partitioning) and coordinating total system integration.
  • Mentoring other engineers on practices/methodologies related to your domain knowledge.
  • Coordinating system testing including characterization, verification, and validation.
  • Participating in the Risk Analysis discussions for the project.


What We’re Looking For:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering or Computer Science.
  • 10 or more years of engineering experience developing and specifying HW/SW systems.
  • Proven experience in leading complex system analysis from concept through commercialization.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Self-motivated with a passion for solving problems.
  • Strong proficiency in creating and improving system and product requirements.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including problem resolution.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS/PhD in Engineering or Computer Science.
  • 10 or more years of experience in a formal Systems Engineering role.
  • Medical Device industry experience in design controls with a focus on user needs, intended use, system requirements, system design, and traceability.
  • Experience with risk management, including the identification of effective risk controls.
  • Experience in human factors engineering, usability, or ergonomic design.
  • Experience specifying and supporting cybersecurity design principles.
  • Proven project leader with experience leading teams on high-visibility/high-priority new technology ventures.


Requisition ID: 585645

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific prohibited substance testing requirements for safety-sensitive positions.  This role is deemed safety-sensitive and, as such, candidates will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement.  The goal of the drug testing is to increase workplace safety in compliance with the applicable law.  

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 prohibited substance 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.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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