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Senior R&D Engineer

Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific

Other Engineering
Galway, Ireland
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Our Mission:

At Boston Scientific Galway, we are dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world.

We work collaboratively to solve healthcare’s toughest problems by developing solutions that matter most to those suffering from debilitating and life-threatening conditions and to the healthcare professionals who provide their care.

We are seeking a Senior R&D Engineer on a permanent basis to join us on our mission.

Job Purpose

Develops new technology, products, materials, processes, or equipment with minimal supervision. Independently, or as a member of a team, develops, directs, and executes plans for a major segment of complex projects. Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data to establish technical specifications for designing or modifying products, processes, and materials.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads or supports workstream activities on Next generation calcium products including Cutting Balloon products ensuring product safety, compliance and performance improvements.
  • Support marketing in gathering customer feedback on next generation products.
  • Product demonstrations at conferences
  • Flexibility to travel to US and Europe
  • Early conceptual work as part of exploratory in the calcium space
  • Development of pilot processes and equipment, Process Design and Development, preparation of specifications, process capability studies, six sigma process testing, report preparation, process/test documentation, transfer of processes from pilot to manufacturing.
  • Works independently to plan and schedule own activities necessary to meet timelines.
  • Leads or participates in a cross functional team to perform troubleshooting on new products/process problems as related to design, material or process.
  • Summarizes, analyses, and draws conclusions from test results.
  • Prepares standard reports/documentation to communicate results to technical community.
  • Responsible for engineering documentation.
  • May train and/or provide work direction/supervision to technicians.
  • Works co-operatively with process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical and marketing to ensure project success.
  • Communicates changes in project milestones and writes project reports as required.
  • As a member of the development team they will have significant impact working within the development process to bring product/process through from concept to commercialisation applying Exploratory, Technical Development Process (TDP) and Product Development Process (PDP) methodologies.
  • Able to provide technical guidance within a large team and be an effective communicator within a multidisciplinary and international organization.
  • Evaluates in conjunction with EHS new equipment/processes/chemicals for environmental impact/effect to eliminate or lessen such impacts/effects.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance to GMP’s of all medical device regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA, ISO and MDD).

Education & Experience

  • Level 8 Bachelors Degree (240 credits) in Engineering/Science, preferably Mechanical, Materials or Biomedical Engineering.
  • 5+ years in a Design /Manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with design, fixturing and prototypes development.
  • R&D/Technical experience preferably in the Medical Device sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

At Boston Scientific, we recognise that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative. It is essential in advancing science for life and improving patient health. 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.