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Principal R&D 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.


About the role

You will be part of a New Product Development team in the Single Use Imaging franchise within the Endoscopy division of Boston Scientific. The person in this role will provide mechanical design support in the development of single use scopes in potentially all phases of product development. 



  • Lead design of components, subassemblies and top assemblies.

  • Participate and contribute to project teams, which typically includes the following activities: product design and development, product design troubleshooting and root cause investigation, report preparation.

  • Work with vendor to procure components and subassemblies.

  • Works independently to plan and schedule own activities necessary to meet timeline.

  • Design, procure and support tooling and fixtures fabrication.

  • Analyzes, draws conclusions, and summarizes for a range of engineering activities.

  • Responsible for engineering documentation.

  • May train and/or provide work direction to other engineers and technicians.

  • Development of inspection routines for measurement tools, like Smartscope.

  • Works cooperatively across the organization to ensure project success.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of Product Life Cycle systems.



  • New product development experience 9+ years.

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently.

  • Strong design skills and mechanical engineering design support.

  • Good understanding of tolerance analysis, GD&T and DFM.

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.

  • Excellent Computer aided design knowledge (SolidWorks).

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Experience with injection molding and plastic manufacturing techniques a plus.

  • Experience with electromechanical systems is a plus.

  • Previous experience with medical devices and understanding of medical device design process, including life cycle management system, is a plus.



Requisition ID: 537393


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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