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Date: Sep 3, 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.


Reporting to the VP of Single Use Imaging R&D, the Director of Systems R&D leads and develops the Systems R&D team for Single Use Imaging and Endoscopy and is responsible for the execution of systems engineering within Boston Scientific Endoscopy’s new product portfolio.


Key Responsibilities:

  • People Management: Develops and leads a high performing, inclusive R&D team that is capable of developing and implementing technical plans in partnership with other functional organizations to achieve project team goals.  Guides, coaches, directs, and develops direct reports, and drives those practices throughout their organization.

  • Project Pipeline Management: Creates an entrepreneurial environment that promotes innovation.  Collaborates with franchise partners to determine short and long term product strategies and technologies. Ensures direct imaging and electronic medical equipment needs are meet across franchises.  Identifies and brings to feasibility new strategies and projects for the investigation, design, and implementation of new or improved products and/or applications. 

  • Technology Management: Ensures that new product and processing technologies are ready for new product development efforts.  Champions excellence in delivery of R&D PDP functional deliverables.  Supports a team-first culture that surfaces and resolves conflicting functional objectives in support of project team goals.  Identifies future technology and intellectual property critical to future business growth and drives implementation.

  • Communications and Reviews:  Establishes extensive network with business partners and key stakeholders across BSC as well as external parties including Physicians, Research Institutions, Industry Specialists, and Development partners. Responsible for department-level communications, effective communication between technical team and project core teams; participates in phase and business reviews; reviews project technical plans; actively influences cross-functional collaboration.


Job Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability in developing individuals to achieve R&D functional excellence

  • Proven success and track record of leadership managing a technical organization

  • Experience in a complex, cross-functional, global product development environment

  • Ability to create productive working relationships with cross-functional and regional stakeholders

  • Ability to influence people cross-functionally for buy-in and action

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate at all levels to get critical work done

  • Advanced decision making, problem solving, written and verbal communication skills
    Quality System Requirements:

  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.

  • Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the BSC Quality Policy.

  • Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.



  • BS degree in Engineering or applicable field required (MS preferred)

  • Medical device industry experience of 9 years

  • 4+ years in a leadership position within new product development

  • Excellent coaching, personnel development and leadership skills

  • Strong medical device product development experience

  • Strong experience developing electronic equipment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills




Requisition ID: 503039


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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