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Principal Technical Writer

Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific

Marketing & Communications, IT
valencia, santa clarita, ca, usa
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 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.

Principal Technical Writer

Your Responsibilities will include:

  • Co-author or contribute to the creation and revision of medical device labeling deliverables.
  • Clearly and correctly state and summarize technical information and conclusions in documents.
  • Manage, organize, and communicate project information and project activities.
  • Apply corporate and regulatory documentation requirements.
  • Lead teams of technical writers with regard to organizing Direction for Use content for regulatory submissions.
  • Participate in or lead technical communication projects.
  • Create and maintain technical communication project schedules, driving milestones to completion.
  • Interface cross-functionally within the product development team to acquire source material for documents and to develop understanding of the products and processes. Make suggestions or corrections in order to make a document more clear and concise. Initiate document Change Request approvals.
  • Manage the project records during development.
  • Use structured writing and content management expertise to re-work Direction for Use documents resulting in more streamlined content.

Required qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience working as a technical writer within the technology field, or 5+ years with an advanced degree/related experience
  • Experience creating medical device instructions for use
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience using InDesign to create medical device labeling deliverables
  • 4+ years leading and mentoring technical writing teams
  • 4+ years managing technical communication project schedules
  • Expert knowledge of the Technical Communications landscape, including demonstrated expertise in structured writing, style guides, and content editing
  • Demonstrated experience working under the guidance of standard operating procedures governing the development of medical device products
  • Expertise with an XML based Content Management system consisting of XML based IFUs
  • Expertise in structured authoring and content reuse strategies

Preferred qualifications and competencies:

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Project
  • PMP certification
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the code of federal regulations governing medical device labeling
  • Experience working with content management systems as related to the modular reuse of content
  • Knowledge of XML plus DITA and/or DocBook
  • Experience working with medical device labeling translations, including authoring content for translatability

Pay Transparency

The anticipated annualized base pay range this full-time position working at this location will be from $84,000 - $159,600, plus variable compensation, i.e., annual bonus target2 (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 www.bscbenefitsconnect.com. 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: 585938


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.