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Senior Machine Vision Systems Engineer

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Galway, G, IE

More than the opportunity of a lifetime......the opportunity to improve lives 

For more than 30 years, Boston Scientific has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine. The Company's products help physicians and other medical professionals improve their patients' quality of life by providing alternatives to surgery. Since 1994, employees in Galway have been at the forefront of some of these truly innovative medical device designs and manufacturing. 


Due to continued expansion of our operations, we are seeking applications from a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Machine Vision Engineer to join our Galway team.


Boston Scientific is committed to digitalise manufacturing and bring forward the factory of the future. Machine Vision and AI applied to images are key enablers for this business transformation. The Galway site has made significant investments in this area and are looking to expand the Machine Vision team. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of technology innovators and will be offered opportunities to learn and progress their professional careers as well as collaborating with multidiscipline research projects.


Job Purpose


Developing internal capabilities to assess, design and install automated inspection by means of Machine Vision, Image Processing, and ML technologies. This involves performing research initiatives as well as developing innovative production solutions. Ability to coach, lead and enhance the productivity of technical reports within the business. Provide a structured framework for training of technical reports and build collaborative relationships through strong teamwork across the organization.


Key Responsibilities


  • Lead and supervise team of vision engineers to deliver business goals and objectives, promoting innovation and growth within the team.

  • Develops and enhances cross-functional team relationships and works cross-functionally to identify and resolve technical and organizational issues.

  • Readily accepts ownership, accountability, and responsibility with a proven track record in delivering effective solutions from concept to implementation at pace.

  • Develop, validate, and deploy computer vision data flows using open-source tools and proprietary tools such as Vision-Pro, Insight, Keyence XG, and MVTech.

  • Provide strong leadership and problem solving to enable equipment technology innovation.

  • Determines Project schedules and works with team and other departments across the plant to ensure adherence.

  • Complete project deliverables and monitor project schedule and scope changes to assure team can meet delivery requirements

  • Directs the development of and ensures compliance with Software Validation/Control policies, and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with Equipment Engineering procedures.

  • Provides guidance and training to staff, motivates individuals to achieve results, and assists staff in attaining performance/training objectives and career goals.

  • Ensure best machine vision practices are employed by the group to maximize equipment effectiveness.

  • Provide vision systems development leadership and be the final arbitrator on choices/conflicts.


Education & Experience


  • NFQ Level 8 Degree (240 credits) in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field required
  • 6+ years Software Development of Vision System applied to manufacturing required. 
  • Experience with at least one machine vision software such as Cognex Vision Pro, MVTec Halcon or LabView Vision required.
  • Understanding of basic statistical analysis theory and experience applying this theory to the development of machine vision software required.
  • Experience with Cognex Insight and Keyence vision systems preferable but not required.
  • Experience working in a regulated manufacturing environment preferable but not required.
  • Experience with Cognex VIDi preferable but not required.
  • Previous experience of people management and demonstrated ability in people motivation required.


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 is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with a disability. Should you require a reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know. 

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