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Principal Full Stack 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): 

San Jose, CA, US, 95101

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.


Job Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Full Stack Engineer to join our dynamic team. As a Principal Full Stack Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in the design, development, and implementation of our cutting-edge software solutions. You will provide technical leadership, mentorship, and guidance to a team of talented engineers, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, scalable, and performant software applications. This is a position that requires a deep understanding of full stack development, architectural principles, and the ability to drive innovation.



  • Technical Leadership: Serve as a technical leader within the organization, providing expertise and guidance on full stack development methodologies, best practices, and emerging technologies.

  • Architectural Design: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement scalable, robust, and secure full stack solutions that meet business requirements and align with the company's overall architectural vision.

  • Full Stack Development: Lead the development of software applications using front-end and back-end technologies, ensuring high code quality, performance, and maintainability.

  • Code Reviews and Quality Assurance: Conduct code reviews, identify areas for improvement, and establish coding standards and best practices to maintain high-quality codebase. Oversee the implementation of quality assurance processes and tools to ensure reliable and bug-free software releases.

  • Mentorship and Collaboration: Provide technical mentorship and guidance to junior and mid-level engineers, fostering their professional growth and ensuring the transfer of knowledge within the team. Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and QA engineers, to drive successful project outcomes.

  • Research and Innovation: Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in full stack development. Evaluate and recommend new tools, frameworks, and methodologies to improve development efficiency, performance, and user experience.

  • Performance Optimization: Identify performance bottlenecks, conduct profiling and optimization of applications, and improve scalability and responsiveness of software solutions.

  • Documentation and Communication: Create and maintain technical documentation, including system architecture, design specifications, and deployment procedures. Communicate complex technical concepts effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.

  • Extensive experience (8+ years) in full stack software development, with a strong focus on web-based applications.

  • Proficiency in multiple front-end technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, React, Angular, or Vue.js.

  • Expertise in multiple back-end technologies such as Node.js, Python, Ruby, Java, or C#.

  • Strong understanding of modern software development methodologies, including Agile/Scrum, CI/CD, and DevOps.

  • Proven experience in designing and implementing scalable and secure RESTful APIs.

  • Deep knowledge of database technologies such as SQL and NoSQL, along with experience in query optimization and database design.

  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, and familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex issues and propose effective solutions.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and mentor junior engineers.


*** This is a Hybrid role, located in the San Jose, CA area and will require 3 days a week in the office***


The anticipated annualized base pay range this full-time position working at this location will be from $132,100 to $251,100 plus variable compensation, i.e., annual bonus target (subject to plan eligibility and other requirements) and the value of core and optional employee benefits being offered at Boston Scientific (BSC), which can be reviewed at  At BSC, it is not typical for an individual to be hired near the bottom or top of the pay range. BSC considers various factors in determining actual compensation for this position at the expected location.  Actual compensation will be commensurate with demonstrable level of experience and training, pertinent education including licensure and certifications, and other relevant business or organizational needs.  Actual compensation may be otherwise adjusted if the position is filled outside of the intended geographic location.



Requisition ID: 563660

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.

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

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