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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.


Senior R&D Engineer – Maple Grove, MN


About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior R&D Engineer supporting Structural Heart projects within the Interventional Cardiology division. Structural Heart is an exciting growth driver for BSC.  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.  This role supports a major product line with high visibility which will provide the right candidate with excellent growth potential.


The R&D role will lead a team to develop new devices & technology for our left atrial appendage occlusion franchise.  The role will include researching available literature, leveraging physician expertise and previous company experience to formulate a portfolio investment strategy.  These investments in new technology will drive a robust pipeline for left atrial appendage occlusion that will keep BSC in a market leadership position.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Create a strong team culture around high expectations & high performance
  • Facilitate crisp decision making around key technical issues
  • Lead technology integration & knowledge transfer within domain of responsibility
  • Provide clear communication to stakeholders at key technical updates
  • Leverage internal/external partners as necessary to achieve project objectives
  • Lead the design & execution of structured experimental plans to drive data based decisions
  • Understand anatomy, clinical use cases and user interface requirements to drive design decisions.
  • Develop novel improvements to products or processes resulting in expansion of BSC’s Intellectual Property portfolio in key strategic areas.
  • Successfully completes engineering work in one or more of the following: technology development, product design and development, test method development, specification development, bench & preclinical studies.
  • Assess the feasibility and soundness of alternative engineering processes, products, or equipment.
  • Interface with Physicians/Cath Lab personnel to obtain feedback on concepts and performance of new devices.
  • Translates customer needs into product requirements and design specifications.
  • Works cooperatively with process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, and marketing on complex projects to ensure project success.
  • May train and/or provide work direction to technicians and entry-level engineers.


What we’re looking for:

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science
  • Required minimum years of work experience (primarily in medical device or related field): 5+ Years with BS, 3+ Years with MS
  • Expertise in design simulation tools and analysis techniques
  • Solid clinical knowledge and experience in cardiovascular anatomy.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership as it relates to product and process design
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on technical inputs from multiple and varied sources.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and collaboration skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Class II or Class III Medical Device product development experience
  • Ability to research literature and develop clinical understanding with technical credibility to develop a strategy for regulatory submission
  • Experience developing and validating test methods
  • Solid experimental design and statistical analysis knowledge
  • Experience with BSC quality systems
  • Nitinol experience






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: 449643


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