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Principal Electrical Engineer Job

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

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.


Principal Electrical Engineer for Systems Engineering & DICE

At Boston Scientific, 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 the Endoscopy division, we provide advance technologies for diagnosing and treating diseases of the digestive system, airway and lungs. Medical Conditions we provide solutions for include: Malignant & Benign Tumors, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Pulmonary Diseases, Gastrointestinal Cancers and Abscesses. We are able to provide a number of solutions to patients that include: Balloon Dilation, Stenting, ERCP/Cholangioscopy, Biliary, Biopsy and Polypectomy, Hemostasis, Radio Frequency Ablation and Enteral Feeding.  We have a robust product line and pipeline, and we will continue to make an investment in Endoscopy treatments.

Job Description Summary

We are looking for a seasoned Electrical Engineer to join our R&D Endoscopy division at Boston Scientific. The Principle Electrical Engineer will be working on complex product development programs focusing on developing new electrical systems and manufacturing/test equipment as well as developing firmware and low-level software used in the development and production of medical devices.  Independently or as a member of a team, this person directs, develops, monitors and executes specifications, plans, and builds of manufacturing and test equipment. The principal Electrical Engineer is a subject matter expert in the field.


  • Designs electrical systems and specifies electrical components; Creates electrical/firmware/software designs utilizing the departments’ standard development tools and procedures.

  • Run major circuit board development projects from concept to manufacturing.

  • Leads or participates on project teams to develop clear specifications, evaluates feasibility of concepts, and provides formal estimates for electrical/software designs.

  • Prepares standard reports/documentation to communicate status and results.

  • Leads project teams that include Designers, Engineers and Technicians in the design, assembly, and debug of equipment

  • Completes FDA QSR equipment requirements by assisting in the creation of specifications and qualifications to ensure that medical devices are safe and effective for use in clinical settings.

  • Lead troubleshooting of root cause and determine any field or manufacturing issues.

  • Design test fixtures with automation to support high-volume mass production.

  • Play a lead role in system and sub-system design and collaborate with engineering teams to achieve project goals.

  • Collaborate as part of a multi-disciplined product development team

  • Manage third party designers, suppliers to deliver high quality engineering solutions at an accelerated pace

  • Provides training as required to ensure that the controls systems can be operated effectively.

  • Provides leadership role on championing functional best practices.

  • Influences and defines functional, departmental, and divisional procedures through involvement with cross-functional engineering initiatives.

  • Coordinates, monitors, and documents project designs, estimates, and costs.

  • Complete project deliverables and monitor project schedule and scope changes to assure team can meet delivery requirements.



Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Physics, MS or PhD is preferred.

  • 8+ years of engineering work experience (medical device field preferred)

  • High-level knowledge of medical technologies including devices, diagnostics, and imaging

  • Broad exposure to medical devices and applications

  • Practical understanding of IEC 60601 standards


Experience Requirements:

  • Design of analog and digital electronics including PCB design

  • Working knowledge of image/video processing; design and validate high-performance image/video processing algorithm using Matlab/Simulink/Python.

  • Working knowledge of optical systems (illumination and imaging)

  • Electronic troubleshooting, including use of standard measurement equipment (multi-meters, oscilloscopes)

  • Electronic prototyping

  • Software/Programming: MATLAB, Simulink, C++, PADs, Altium Designer, OrCad, Verilog HDL/VHDL, LabVIEW, Multisim, Intel-Quartus, SolidWorks, Microsoft Office Suite

  • Implement computer vision algorithm for real-time video processing on embedded Intel/Xilinx FPGA SoC platform.

  • Define hardware, firmware and software architecture of complex embedded FPGA/MCU SoC system

  • Develop and execute verification and validation test protocols.


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



Requisition ID: 534785


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.


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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