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Date: Jun 6, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - 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 R&D Design Services team is focused on identifying, developing and deploying key technical knowledge, expertise and talent to support the full portfolio of projects and products within the Endoscopy business.  As a member of our team, the R&D Manager I will manage a team of engineers supporting the projects and products in all phases of the product life cycle. Your task will be to guide these R&D engineers through continued growth and protection of our portfolio of products, in day-to-day technical and business-level decision making, and in hiring and retaining the best talent for the role. The ideal candidate is expected to have proven the ability to lead and build trust with direct reports and demonstrates strong leadership and decision-making skills cross functionally across core team functions.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Works to assure Subject Matter expertise is provided to key projects

  • Assess the divisional Design Services requirements versus existing expertise

  • Provides guidance and training to staff, assists subordinates in attaining career goals, motivates individuals to achieve results, and recruits and maintains a high-quality staff.

  • Works with team to provide technical training to the organization on specific subject matter

  • Identifies training needs for the organization and works with the team to deploy this training to the organization

  • Aligns prototyping needs and capabilities to the needs of the business

  • Assists in and/or completes the development of budgets and monitors spending for Design Services related activities.

  • Assists in identifying and developing department tools and systems.

  • Assists in and/or determines appropriate staff levels, schedules and resources.  Works with project managers to understand priorities and plans resource and time allocation accordingly.

  • Collaboratively determines project staff assignments and schedules work to meet completion dates and R&D deliverables.

  • Tracks project time to projects and forecasts time required for future projects

  • Maintains and enhances cross-functional team relationships.

  • Works cross-functionally in identifying and resolving technical issues.

  • Monitors and evaluates project and department progress and results.

  • Leads and mentors a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals.  Guides, coaches, and develops direct reports, and drives best practices throughout the organization.

  • Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.

  • May direct and control the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations.


What we’re looking for in you:

  • 5+ years technical leadership roles, preferably in medical device industry

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Engineering discipline preferred

  • A positive attitude, innovative and creative thinker.

  • Ability to transparently and concisely communicate technical issues and risks across all levels of the organization

  • Experience developing a company culture of knowledge driven product development & engineering excellence

  • Working knowledge of complex mechanical design principles

  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and data driven decision making.

  • Understanding of IEC60601 requirements/constraints for mechanical system design is preferredTrack record of strong cross-functional collaboration, influence, and

  • Practiced problem solver, proficient in problem solving methodologies (i.e. Six Sigma, DOE, etc.)

  • Passion to learn new technologies and find new solutions

  • Passion for understanding and solving problems for end users and for team member subordinate

  • Takes initiative and acts quickly to drive solutions


Requisition ID: 476295


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 drug-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.

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