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Senior R&D Engineer

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.



  • A highly technical role leading the development of next generation products for the treatment of prostate cancer within the Urology and Pelvic Health Prostate Health Franchise


  • Partner with large technical teams working on the end-to-end development of new products for the treatment of prostate cancer, including but not limited to materials-based products such as hydrogel perirectal spacers and mechanical and/or electromechanical solutions.

  • Work with technical leaders to guide teams through the technical problem-solving process using theoretical analysis, experimentation, and other problem-solving methodologies to make data-based design decisions.

  • Coordinate and execute the product development process, including the setting of design requirements, concept and prototype generation, performance characterization through robust functional testing, and then iterating on those designs as required such that all requirements are met.

  • Create and maintain design control documentation required to meet Boston Scientific’s Product Lifecycle Process (PLCP) requirements and support regulatory filings

Job Scope and Leveling Guidelines

  • Knowledge: Understanding of mechanical engineering principles and their application to solve complex technical problems.  Experience working in a laboratory setting developing and executing mechanical testing and general knowledge of other related disciplines, such as polymer science, materials science, and manufacturing is required.  Must have an in-depth understanding of statistical analysis methodologies and their application.

  • Problem Solving: Proven track record of developing novel solutions to a variety of complex technical problems using a methodical and data-driven approach.

  • Discretion/Latitude; Supervision Received; Decision Making: Independent, self-starting resource able to manage their workload without oversight.  Develops and implements technical solutions without guidance from senior technical leaders.

  • Business Relationships and Project Management:  Demonstrated history interfacing and partnering with external vendors, customers, and commercial partners. Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects and project planning.

  • Impact: Leads the technical team through the completion of complex programs and projects.


What we’re looking for in you 


  • Degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering is required

  • 5+ years product development in a product development role is required.  Previous experience in a regulated industry such as medical devices is preferred.

  • Understanding of complex mechanical design, mechanisms and their application is required.  Previous experience with the successful development of concepts and prototypes is required.  Knowledge of materials science and selection is required.

  • Proficiency with computer aided design is required (SolidWorks is preferred).

  • Experience working in project lifecycle management (PLM) systems such as Windchill or Adaptiv is required.

  • Previous experience working in a mechanical lab setting conducting testing and collecting data is required.    


  • Passion for learning about the relevant anatomy and pathologies, understanding clinical use scenarios and solving problems for end users

  • Proven self-starter who runs towards issues, ambiguous requirements, or loosely defined challenges

  • Skilled problem solver

  • Up to 25% Travel required




Requisition ID: 546303


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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