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Principal Software Engineer

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Additional Location(s): US-MN-Arden Hills

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.                

Location: Marlborough, MA OR Arden Hills, MN


Principal 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 advanced technologies for diagnosing and treating diseases of the digestive system, airway, and lungs. We have a robust product line and pipeline, and we will continue to make an investment in Endoscopy treatments.


At Direct Imaging Center of Excellence(DICE) ,we are looking for a seasoned Software Engineer to join our R&D Endoscopy division at Boston Scientific. As a Principal R&D Software Engineer, you'll be at the heart of developing best-in-class capital systems and software as part of our comprehensive portfolio of solutions.  In return for your unique combination of big-picture perspective, ability to execute rigorously, and strong desire to win in the marketplace you'll be a trusted team player collaborating with some of most dynamic minds in the business.  All in an environment that encourages people to take measured risks, learn from mistakes, and push the boundaries of engineering.         


Key responsibilities:

  • Create and lead software architecture, implementation, integration, and testing for complex, connected electronic medical equipment (“capital”) systems and systems-of-systems independently or in close collaboration with the lead SW Engineer for a given project.
  • Work with cross-functional teams across the network to deliver software solutions for the franchise.
  • Establish best practices for medical device software development within the growing business franchise.
  • Produce maintainable code and technical documentation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-divisional experts in a wide range of fields to solve complex engineering and business challenges.
  • Oversee the end-to-end delivery process of our SaaS applications ensuring smooth and efficient operations from initial planning through development, testing and deployment of software features.
  • Translate highly technical results into easily understood recommendations that will influence senior stakeholders.
  • Manage third party designers, vendors, and contractors to deliver high quality engineering solutions at an accelerated pace.


What we’re looking for in you:

  • Experience defining and implementing APIs and communication protocols for control and operation of instrumentation.
  • Multithreaded application development that includes testing and debugging C/C++ on Linux.
  • Experience developing applications in Qt framework.
  • Experience in CPU/GPU optimization application
  • Experience in modern Source Code Management (SCM) tools such as git or AccuRev.
  • Experience working within an Agile software development environment.
  • Experience in Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) software practice in a regulated environment.
  • Experience working within a quality system, IEC and ISO standards relevant to medical device software lifecycle and risk management (i.e. IEC 62304).
  • Passion for understanding and solving problems for end users, with an ability to translate into software requirements, design, and test specifications.
  • Passion for developing talent, mentoring, and building high-performance teams.
  • Track record of strong cross-functional collaboration, influence without authority, and project management, enabling highly effective project teams. 
  • Proven self-starter who runs towards critical issues, ambiguous requirements, or loosely defined challenges with a demonstrated ability to rally teams to achieve business results.
  • Comfortable debugging complex integrated systems spanning hardware, embedded and application software in medical devices.
  • Experience with RTOSs like Micrium or similar.
  • Demonstrated history of learning new platforms and development environments to best meet project needs.
  • 12+ years of software development in senior development and lead roles, preferably in medical devices or a regulated industry, with a proven track record of deployment in commercial products.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent with appropriate experience (Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, etc.).
  • Travel: 10%


Quality System Requirements:


  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance with the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.
  • Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained to ensure quality system compliance and adherence to the BSC quality policy.
  • Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System
  • Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world.  As a global medical technology leader for more than 30 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high-performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare.  For more information, visit us at


Requisition ID: 575106

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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