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Principal Business Architect, IT

Work mode:  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 Business Architect, IT


About this role:

Boston Scientific is seeking a Principal Business Architect to support its Endoscopy and Urology divisions.  This is a highly visible and strategic role that will lead the technical strategy, architecture, governance, solutioning, and digital roadmap within these business units while ensuring alignment with Boston Scientific’s enterprise architecture.  The successful candidate will define and implement architecture and design in accordance with architecture principles, will have a strategic mindset, make recommendations for the use of technology, support the incubation of new technology, and be able to gain the trust of key business partners.  They will work closely with senior management to educate and to articulate the requirements necessary to promote architecture and overall digital goals.  They will be expected to identify and recommend ways to drive more value out of the company's technology assets, design stable and flexible high-performance solutions while maximizing reuse and avoiding redundancy.  Although an individual contributor role, he/she will be a mentor within the team and be required to work collaboratively across many teams and functions within the organization while being equally comfortable in technical conversations with developers and those involving business processes with key functional leaders.   


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborates with business owners and technology leaders to draft the tech and digital strategy & solutions that aligns with the overall business objectives. 
  • Leads the selection of methodologies, tools, and components of all digital solutions.
  • Helps set the strategic technical direction in alignment with the business strategy and technology standards.  
  • Maintains a high level of awareness and understanding of existing and emerging technologies as well as industry trends.
  • Reviews and approves design solutions that best meet the business needs of the enterprise, with a primary focus on innovation. 
  • Creates reference architecture, capability models, and IT roadmaps.  
  • Works with other Architects to understand the enterprise landscape and make architecture decisions. 
  • Aligns Commercial Architecture with the Enterprise Architecture direction. 
  • Works collaboratively with cross-functional and technical teams to provide advice and information to global groups and serve as an advocate to promote the benefits of the respective solution.
  • Serves as a key technical resource in the creation of strategic roadmaps, strategies, and plans.
  • Communicates highly technical solutions to business partners at their level of technical understanding.
  • Enhances, maintains, and supports the development of systems throughout the Software Development Lifecycle according to the IT methodology, department SOP’s, and team guidelines.
  • Creates and maintains system documentation according to the IT methodology (proposals, designs, test specifications, and other deliverables as necessary) for new and existing applications.
  • Provide end user demonstrations and support where needed.
  • Analyzes existing system landscape and tools in an effort to identify areas of improvement, optimization, and retirement.
  • Helps with solution design of business requirements and works with software engineers and architects to prioritize business requirements.
  • Support effort estimation or story pointing of business requirements.
  • Works with external groups including integration and deployment teams on technical issues; data mapping and solution delivery.
  • Supports the incubation of new technologies and capabilities.

What we’re looking for in you:

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. or MS degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • 8+ years of experience in system architecture/design/delivery
  • Experience with architectural domains (application, data, infrastructure, integration, etc.) with an emphasis in the business architecture domain 
  • Experience in the MedTech/Healthcare industry
  • Experience with or similar CRM software
  • Deep and broad knowledge of multiple technologies with extensive knowledge of the capabilities and constraints
  • Understanding of the fundamental designs for all subsystems of a product with a specific focus on product and technology stack interoperability with adjacent products
  • Understanding of the full breadth of needs for a solution to be brought to market (infrastructure, QA, UA, security, etc.)
  • Strong negotiation/facilitation skills 
  • Knowledge of current and emerging architecture principles, methodologies and tools 
  • Experience as negotiator with vendors for relevant products and services 
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization - both written and oral communication


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with closed loop sales and marketing
  • Customer relationship management
  • Understanding of sales enablement technologies


Requisition ID: 584089

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 prohibited substance 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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