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Sr. R&D Engineer

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.



The Boston Scientific Neuromodulation technologies help patients manage debilitating chronic pain and neurological conditions. The broad range of solutions include examples such as our

  • WaveWriter Alpha™ Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) Systems to treat chronic pain with fast acting perception and sub-perception therapy
  • G4™ RF Generator Radiofrequency Ablation System to interrupt pain signals, such as those originating from irritated facet joints in the spine, genicular nerves in the knee, and femoral and obturator nerves in the hip
  • Intracept® Procedure, Intracept® Access Instruments, and Radiofrequency Ablation System to interrupt pain signals originating from the basivertebral nerve
  • Vertiflex™ Procedure using the Superion™ Indirect Decompression System to treat intervertebral lumbar spinal stenosis where the spaces in the lower part of the spinal canal are managed to avoid or reduce symptoms of pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness in the lower back
  • Vercise Genus™ Deep Brain Stimulation Systems to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease utlizing Multiple Independent Current Control and the Vercise Cartesia™ Directional Leads


There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for pain and neurological conditions. At Boston Scientific Neuromodulation, we’re dedicated to working closely with physicians and patients to develop a broad range of treatment solutions that are meaningful, industry-leading, and customizable to improve the quality of life for millions of unique individual needs across the globe.


About the role:

We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will research, design, develop, and support implantable and non-implantable medical devices. Examples include implantable Leads, RF Probes, Surgical Tools/Access Instruments, and Surgical Accessories. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering, along with a strong track record of impactful contributions leveraging their functional knowledge, industry knowledge, and technical leadership skills. This position is hybrid role located in Valencia, CA with the expectation to be on-site for a minimum of 3 days per week.



  • Efficient/effective design, development, and project engineering
  • Engage physicians, patients, sales reps, marketing, and others to collect feedback for devices under development (or for post-market continuous improvement)
  • Deliver meaningful innovation and submit documentation for novel intellectual property
  • Responsibilities include ownership or contributing to marketing requirement specifications, product engineering specifications, concept development, design for manufacturability/cost, scope/schedule/resource development, cost estimation/analysis, clinically-relevant test method development, feasibility plans/tests/reports, detailed mechanical engineering design, design reviews, technical risk identification/analysis/mitigation, hazard analysis, FMEA-design/process/use, tolerance analysis, material analysis, force analysis, stress analysis, thermal analysis, dynamic analysis, molding analysis, statistical analysis (e.g., MiniTab), design of experiments (e.g., DOE), solving complex problems to make sound design recommendations. definition/debug/validation for manufacturing equipment/tooling/processes, engineering builds, and product verification/validation testing/reporting
  • Train and mentor entry-level engineers
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and competitive developments
  • Deliver new designs and post-market design enhancements that meet goals such as for performance, relevant standards compliance, manufacturability, reliability/longevity, cost, etc.


Minimal qualifications:

  • Experience as a hands-on design and project engineer in the regulated medical device industry with responsibility for new implantable device designs, materials, equipment, and processes aligned with one or more of the following work experience + educational backgrounds:
    • 5+ years work experience with a B.S. in Mechanical Eng. or Biomedical Eng.
    • 3+ years work experience with a M.S. in Mechanical Eng. or Biomedical Eng.
    • 1+ year(s) work experience with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Eng. or Biomedical Eng.
  • Experience as a hands-on product designer/developer utilizing SolidWorks 3D CAD and drafting standards (e.g., ANSI Y14.5)
  • Excellent
    • Project planning/execution skills
    • Team player and collaborator
    • Individual contributor with minimal supervision
    • Analytical problem-solver and critical thinker
    • Oral and written communicator
    • Documentation skills (specifications, test plans, test reports, etc.).


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience involving/supporting
    • Implantable Leads, RF Probes, Surgical Tools/Access Instruments, and Surgical Accessories
    • Materials biocompatibility
    • Grant work with research universities, institutions, and governments
    • Animal studies, preclinical studies, and clinical studies to evaluate the usability and performance of designed products
    • Cadaver lab research
    • Field research


The anticipated annualized base pay range this full-time position working at this location will be from $84,000 to $159,600, plus 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: 580925

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific prohibited substance testing requirements for safety-sensitive positions.  This role is deemed safety-sensitive and, as such, candidates will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement.  The goal of the drug testing is to increase workplace safety in compliance with the applicable law.  

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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