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R&D Software Director - Electrophysiology

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Waltham, MA, US, 02138

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.                


Purpose Statement:

In the role of Director of Software Engineering at Boston Scientific you will be accountable for delivering reliable, innovative, and high-quality software medical device applications for our products. Our software is used to advance Electrophysiology mapping systems and the diagnosis and treating of heart arrhythmias. In this role you will lead, develop, and mentor a high functioning, highly productive, agile, and motivated engineering organization of managers, software developers, and software quality assurance professionals. You will have the opportunity to significantly impact the software development of truly life changing patient therapies for the relief of debilitating diseases.



  • Provide strategic direction for software development and test initiatives, including manual and automated systems testing, aligning them with the company’s overall vision.

  • Partner with the product organization to develop milestone driven roadmaps for new features, and new products and service offerings.

  • Lead and grow a multi-site software engineering team including recruiting, hiring, mentoring, professional development, and performance coaching. 

  • Create a high-performing team culture and entrepreneurial environment where people are highly engaged, skilled, and collaborative. 

  • Oversee and drive the entire software development lifecycle, from design and development to testing, deployment, maintenance, and security.

  • Build strong customer relationships, drive customer-centric decisions and partner with customers to help shape future initiatives.

  • Help lead a cross functional site and build engagement within the site and team.

  • Effectively communicate with different levels of management, as well as business and technical employees.

  • Participate in cross functional franchise level leadership.

  • Demonstrate effective change leadership. 

  • Demonstrate ability to succeed in fast paced environment while managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Deep dive technically where needed while keeping a broad perspective.

  • Lead a team working with agile software development methods such as Scrum.

  • Responsible for organizational fluency in key standards for software.

  • Build strategic internal and external partnerships to further departmental and organizational objectives. Proactively collaborates with stakeholders in and outside of the company.

  • Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement by staying informed about industry trends, technological advancements, and emerging tools in medical device software engineering, human factors, design controls, reliability testing, and AI development. 

  • Explore novel approaches to enhance software performance, usability, and patient outcomes.

  • Guide strategies to address cybersecurity and privacy policy requirements.

  • Ensure adherence to best practices, coding standards, and regulatory requirements and standards (such as FDA guidelines for medical software).

  • Lead a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals.  Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization.

  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.

  • Direct and control the activities, headcount, and budget for the team.

  • Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Travel expectations 25-30%



  • Successful history of launching and maintaining products within the medical device industry

  • Demonstrated expertise in design, development and testing of software based medical devices.

  • Demonstrate a keen interest in EP, workflows, clinical features, and user experience.

  • Ability to lead a cross functional site and build engagement.

  • Ability to lead a multi-site team and collaborate with peers in different locations.

  • Experience working with requirement management, collaboration, and issue tracking tools such as Jama and Jira.

  • Working knowledge of hardware, firmware, and software evaluation to standards such as IEC 62304.

  • Significant experience working with agile software development methods such as Scrum.

  • Experience with cyber security and privacy policies and design requirements.

  • Experience with software test strategies, tools, and automation.

  • Leads a group or team of employees in the development and achievement of organizational goals.  Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization.

  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.

  • Ability to direct and control the activities, budget, and headcount for the software engineering organization.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. federal/country and regulatory requirements).

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant engineering discipline with 10+ years of experience developing highly complex software for medical devices

  • 5+ years’ experience managing technical teams in the development and testing of medical device software.




Requisition ID: 582895

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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