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Senior R&D Engineer -Exploratory and Technology Development

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.


Our products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions. We continue to innovate in key areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets. In Peripheral Intervention (PI) we treat vascular system blockages in areas such as the carotid and renal arteries and the lower extremities, treating, Peripheral Vascular Diseases, Pulmonary Embolisms as well as Interventional Oncology Treatments and Products.  Medical Conditions we provide solutions for include Carotid Artery Stenting, Embolic Protection Balloon Catheters, Vascular Protection, Iliac Solutions, Renal Solutions, Femoral Solutions and Oncology solutions. We have a robust product line and pipeline, and we will continue to make an investment in Peripheral Interventional treatments.

About the role:

We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will lead early exploratory and technology development efforts, playing a crucial role in shaping the future of our product portfolio. The ideal candidate will have a passion for innovation, a strong background in biomedical engineering, and a track record of successfully bringing new technologies from concept to prototype.

The Senior Engineer develops new technology, products, materials, processes, or equipment with minimal supervision.  Independently, or as a member of a team, develops, directs, and executes plans for a major segment of complex projects.  Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data, in vitro and in vivo, to establish technical specifications for designing or modifying products, processes, and materials.

This position is hybrid role located in Maple Grove, MN with the expectation to be on-site for a minimum of 3 days per week. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead early-stage exploratory projects aimed at identifying and evaluating new technologies, materials, and design concepts.
  • Performs biomedical research and works cross functionally with clinical partners to identify unmet clinical needs. 
  • Consistently generates inventive and original solutions tailored to market demands and submits idea disclosures, anticipating the development of novel or enhanced products. 
  • Engages with Physicians/Cath Lab personnel to gather feedback on the concepts and performance of newly developed devices. 
  • Drives concepts through ideation, IP generation, design iteration, prototyping to establish proof of concept in bench or pre-clinical models 
  • Evaluates the feasibility and robustness of proposed engineering assessments, products, or equipment.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including R&D, product management, and manufacturing to drive technology development initiatives.
  • Drive innovation through creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and hands-on experimentation.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and competitive developments to inform technology strategy and roadmap. Identifying key technical risks, seeking out the best advice (internally and externally) regarding these risks and developing the required risk mitigation strategy.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Selects techniques to solve complex problems and make sound design recommendations.
  • Work with preclinical team members to identify in vitro and in vivo models and study designs evaluate product performance
  • Summarizes, analyzes, and draws conclusions from complex test results.
  • Coordinates, manages, and documents project goals and progress and recommends appropriate revisions.
  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products or equipment.
  • May train and/or provide work direction to technicians and entry-level engineers.
  • Demonstrates PDP/TDP system knowledge through delivery of high quality and high impact deliverables.


Minimal qualifications: 

  • Product development experience in medical device or a related industry aligned with below experience/education.
    • B.S. in engineering or related field and 5+ years
    • M.S - 3+ years
    • Ph.D. - 1+ years
  • Strong technical background in areas such as biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, or chemical engineering. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think critically and analytically.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proven track record of conducting early-stage exploratory projects from concept to prototype.
  • Demonstrated evidence of cross-functional collaboration skills with research and product development
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Passion for innovation and a desire to make a meaningful impact in healthcare.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Familiarity and/or desire to use AI tools in healthcare.
  • Biomedical Engineering background and/ or understanding of biological systems and clinical trials.



Requisition ID: 580571

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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