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Date: May 26, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US, 95101

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MA-Marlborough



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.


Senior R&D Engineer

Location: San Jose, CA

(Additional Location – Marlborough, MA)


About the role:

Develops new technology, products, materials, processes, or equipment with minimal supervision. Identifies unmet user or market needs and translates this to a medical device design. Independently, or as a member of a team, develops, directs, and executes plans for a major segment of complex projects.  Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data to establish technical specifications for designing or modifying products, processes, and materials.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Consistently generates innovative and unique solutions to market needs.  Work is expected to result in the development of new or refined products, processes or equipment.
  • Successfully completes complex engineering work in one or more of the following: technology development, product design and development, test of materials or products, preparation of specifications, process study, research investigation (animal and clinical studies), and report preparation.
  • Selects techniques to solve complex problems and make sound design recommendations.
  • Invents/creates concepts and designs for new products/processes, and submits idea disclosures.
  • Provide direction and guidance to other engineers and technicians. Accountable for coordinating, revising, managing, and driving team to project goals and communicating progress of high quality deliverables.
  • Works cooperatively with key stakeholders such as process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, marketing, and global partners to ensure project success.


What we're looking for in you:

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or similar
  • 5+ years of R&D experience
  • Self-motivated with strong history of solving problems
  • Ability to travel 5%-20%

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or MBA
  • Proven leadership experience leading an engineering team to develop new medical devices from concept through commercialization
  • Experience developing laser optical fibers and optomechanical systems
  • Experience in Solidworks and DFM
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiar with six sigma practices and Minitab Statistical Analysis software (or equivalent)
  • Familiar with Design Control methods such as Risk Analysis, Design Validation and Verification plans, protocol and report generation
  • Familiar with disposable device development and systems engineering


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


Requisition ID: 442525


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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