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Director - Software Engineering, Neuromodulation

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Valencia, CA, US, 91355

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.                

***This role requires a hybrid work mode in our CA offices. 

About the role:
Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. Our commitment to transforming lives through meaningful innovation is more than a goal, it’s how we are advancing science for life. We are fulfilling brand promise by focusing on solutions that matter most, pursuing excellence and collaborating with healthcare professionals.

In the role of Director of Software Engineering for our Neuromodulation division, you will be accountable for delivering reliable, innovative, software medical device applications for our products. Our software is used for controlling our implantable neurostimulator; mobile and cloud solutions for our patient and clinicians. Our software products are comprised of regulated class III medical device software, Software-As-Medical-Device, and non-regulated digital health software.  In this role you will have the opportunity to significantly impact the software development of truly life changing patient therapies for the relief of debilitating diseases.  


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leadership - strategies for creating high performing teams, establish team goals to support business goals, team mentoring, hiring, team career planning, performance management, and retention. 
  • Application Development - application of appropriate development methodologies, establishing software estimating practices, specifying application development environments and toolchains for Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment 
  • Project Support - designating project software leads, allocating engineering resources to projects, specifying and monitoring metrics for executing to plan 
  • Communication – institute efficient practices for communicating with: Senior Staff, direct reports, and cross-functional collaborators; Marketing, Project Management, Regulatory, and Quality Assurance  
  • Grow the Business – establish a strategic team structure to allow the business to scale with additional software products, contribute to product innovations, identify, and implement tactical continuous improvement, buy versus develop tradeoffs, technology evaluation, industry networking and developing accretive partnerships  

Key software skills: 

  • knowledge of IEC 62304 development process
  • software verification and test automation
  • development and management of product requirements
  • mobile, cloud, standalone computer connectivity solutions
  • software architecture/design
  • software development toolchains
  • solutions for robust high availability software    
  • software delivery systems
  • design and implementation of cyber security solutions    
  • knowledge of hazard analysis, software risk mitigations, Failure Modes Effects Analysis
  • understanding of Dev Ops solutions    
  • develop and track software budgets 


Required qualifications:

  • 10+ Years of relevant work experience with Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related engineering field; or 5+ Years of relevant work experience with Masters Degree
  • Experience in the medical device or healthcare industry 
  • Direct management experience of software R&D teams designing/developing/sustaining core products and services
  • Worked in agile environments for example, Kanban and Scrums
  • Collaborative approach for supporting other teams and willing to embrace best practices from outside your area 
  • Unwavering integrity for quality of work
  • Understanding formal software verification trade-offs – automated or manual testing 
  • Some experience in C#, Swift, node.js, Java, UX,  Containers, Cloud, Windows™, iOS, and Android
  • Willing to think outside normal practices and defend those to upper management
  • A strong interest in continuous learning and adaption of new technologies and methodologies

What makes Boston Scientific Neuromodulation so special?

We’ve seen the difference that Neuromodulation technology such as spinal cord stimulation and deep brain stimulation can make. These breakthroughs have helped more than 400,000 people worldwide over the past four decades. But there is still enormous potential to help even more people. In our drive to be the world leader in neurological devices, we strive to improve every life we touch through our dedication to innovation, our commitment to people, and our passion for performance.


***This role requires a hybrid work mode in our CA offices. 


The expected annualized base pay range this full-time position working at this location will be from $149,300 to $283,700, plus annual bonus (subject to plan eligibility and other requirements) and the value of core and optional employee benefits being offered at 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. Boston Scientific 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: 570553

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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