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Manager I, R&D Job

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Date: Nov 16, 2020

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific


Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


Our Research and Development team is all about building the future of single use scopes for patients and clinicians.  As a member of our team, the R&D Manager I will manage a team of strong multi-disciplinary engineers focused on developing and launching our next generation of scopes across the GI and Surgical space. While primarily focused on Mechanical, our engineers both lead and contribute to New Product Development projects on a multi-functional team for successful launch. Your task will be to guide these R&D engineers and technicians through continued growth of our franchise, 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:

  • Assists in functional deliverables as needed and ensures technical excellence for Single Use Imaging.
  • Provides guidance and approval regarding technical strategies and approaches.
  • Ensures continued intellectual property development from self and staff.
  • Assists in identifying new technology to drive a highly valuable new product pipeline
  • 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.
  • Assists in and/or completes the development of budgets and monitors spending in the franchise.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Mechanical Engineering or BME degree. Bachelors required.
  • 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 and FDA/BSI regulated medical device design controls
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and data driven decision making.
  • Understanding of IEC60601 requirements/constraints for mechanical system design is preferred
  • Track record of strong cross-functional collaboration, influence, and project management enabling highly effective project teams
  • 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


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


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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