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Solutions Architect - WATCHMAN

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 Solutions Architect to join our Cardiology business supporting WATCHMAN. This is an exciting time to join us as we enhance patient outcomes through advanced technology.


The WATCHMAN Device is a one-time procedure designed to reduce the risk of strokes. The WATCHMAN Digital Enablement team develops digital tools for various external users, including patients, referring physicians, administrators, implanters, and nurse coordinators. We also support internal users such as sales associates, customer support representatives, marketing staff, and more. Together, these personas and their digital tools create a complex system of data and technology.


This role requires a unique combination of business acumen, technical expertise, and excellent communication skills. You will be essential in creating and maintaining the technical architecture that aligns with our business objectives and adheres to the corporate IT enterprise architecture vision and strategy.


The ideal candidate will possess a blend of technical proficiency, experience with agile development methods, and soft skills that promote flawless collaboration, clear communication, and a positive work culture. This individual should be highly driven with excellent strategic thinking, analytical abilities, and communication skills. We seek someone with a robust technical and functional background, experienced in managing a large portfolio of applications and capable of evaluating and recommending solutions based on business needs.


This hybrid position requires 3 days onsite per week at our Maple Grove, MN office.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Partner with multiple business stakeholders across the WATCHMAN franchise to understand their goals, visions, and strategies for their domains.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, designers, and product owners through discovery and workshops to gain an understanding of the business area, current workflows, and operational pain points, identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Perform solution analysis, conduct research, and work with stakeholders to architect optimal solutions for new and existing systems by balancing business and user needs.
  • Align divisional architecture with BSC corporate enterprise architects and relevant reference architectures.
  • Produce solution proposals, including artifacts such as architecture diagrams, workflows, feature breakdowns, technology analysis, and cost/timeline implications of recommended solutions.
  • Collaborate with data peers to understand the flow of and access requirements to data for the organization.
  • Participate in the development of cost/benefit analyses and drive buy/rent/build analyses.
  • Present proposals to stakeholders and governance entities to gain alignment, feedback, and approval to move forward with execution.
  • Apply best practices and knowledge of internal/external business challenges to improve digital product solutions.
  • Educate vendors to ensure they understand solution requirements and ensure vendor partners build products according to technical specifications.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field, or 5+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in Solution Architect, Enterprise Architect, Business System Analyst, or similar roles.
  • Proven experience as a Solution Architect, including requirements gathering, solution and option analysis, and providing recommendations.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and rapid prototyping.
  • Demonstrated experience with AWS cloud services and tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with software development, DataOps, and MLOps.


Preferred Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including oral, written, and listening skills.
  • Strong relationship-building skills, with the ability to quickly establish effective work rapport with distributed team members.
  • Self-motivated continuous learner, willing to share knowledge and skills with other team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, self-directed, action-oriented environment.
  • Background in the medical device or life sciences industry
  • Experience with integrating or solving large complex systems.
  • Experience in highly regulated environments.
  • Experience with marketing, sales, R&D, and clinical applications.
  • Experience embedding AI into digital solutions.


Requisition ID: 585004

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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