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Senior R&D Systems Engineer

Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific

Software Engineering
Marlborough, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

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.

About the role:

Our Endoscopy Research and Development team is seeking a Systems Engineer who is passionate about improving patient outcomes across our increasing and wide range of complex systems-based products. As part of the R&D team, you will be responsible for supporting the full product lifecycle of our electrosurgical devices as part of our high frequency (HF) capability team. Come grow your career us!

Key responsibilities:

  • Applies clinical and technical knowledge of electrosurgical devices (generators and single-use devices) and procedures to develop and sustain a wide range of products

  • Applies Electrical Engineering knowledge to design electrosurgical devices and solve complex problems

  • Ability to multi-task between both Sustaining (primary responsibility) and new product development projects

  • Applies electrosurgical and product development knowledge to define best practices for how we develop, test and sustain products

  • Applies project management principles to plan, track, execute and report status of projects within a range of team sizes

  • Proactively builds relationships and collaborates with cross-functional partners to ensure technical deliverables meet stakeholder needs

  • Identifies and builds relationships with external device manufacturers

  • Leads and executes activities to ensure the safety, quality, and compliance for the design of products while continuously improving their commercial value through end of life

  • Ensures products are compliant to electrical safety standards and other regulatory requirements

  • Designs, develops, debugs, modifies, and tests design solutions by using current tools, analysis techniques, and technologies

  • Partners with technical leaders to solve problems using theoretical analysis, experimentation, and problem-solving methodologies to make data-based design decisions

  • Designs engineering tests and experiments

  • Performs troubleshooting on products and manufacturing processes as related to design, material, or process

  • Summarizes, analyzes, and draws conclusions from test results

  • Prepares standard reports/documentation to communicate results to technical community

  • Documents product development activities by writing reports, memos and change requests

What we’re looking for in you:

  • 5+ years in product development

  • Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field (computer, software, systems). Bachelors required.

  • Clinical and technical knowledge of electrosurgical devices and procedures

  • Proficient with electrical engineering and bioinstrumentation principles

  • Proficiency with lab equipment including power supplies, oscilloscopes, multimeters, spectrum/signal/logic analyzers

  • Effective communications/presentation skills to all levels of the organization (both written and verbal)

  • Experience working within Design Controls or equivalent for Medical Device Industry

  • Electrical safety (IEC 60601-1), HF (IEC 60601-2-2) and EMI/EMC (60601-1-2) standards experience

  • Less than 10% travel

Requisition ID: 586040

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.