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Sr. Electrical Engineer

Olympus Medical Systems

Olympus Medical Systems

Other Engineering
Westborough, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024


Workplace Flexibility: Hybrid

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Olympus, a leading medical technology company, has focused on making people’s lives better for over 100 years.

Our Purpose is to make people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.

Our Core Values are reflected in all we do: Integrity – Empathy – Agility – Unity – Long-Term View

We deliver on our purpose and our core values by staying True to Life.

Job Description

The Sr. R&D Engineer is responsible for assisting and/or leading the development of medical devices employed in various types of endoscopic surgeries. The primary responsibilities of this role include supporting all phases of device development, in particular the identification and evaluation of design options, the definition of product / performance specifications, and design verification and validation activities. Within a collaborative team environment, it will be expected that he or she will be a proactive communicator, collaborate well with others, manage their work efficiently, produce high quality work and consistently seek additional knowledge and skills.
Creation of technical data, data analysis, and subsequent reporting will be an important aspect of this role, as well as helping to generate all documents / deliverables that will comprise the Design History File; therefore a working knowledge of FDA Design Controls is required.

Job Duties

  • Provides technical leadership, and/or significant contributions, to product development projects and/or technology development efforts.
  • Contributes to all aspects of product development activities and product Design History Files, such as; requirements creation/documentation, ideation / prototyping, design / development, technical risk mitigation, verification testing and reports, design validation studies, risk management documentation, design reviews, and supports the compilation of documents to enable regulatory submissions.
  • Develops engineering solutions, investigates competing technologies, and collaborates with Olympus Patent Attorneys to secure a strong IP portfolio as needed.
  • Supports or leads efforts to evaluate and identify design solutions which will meet product/performance requirements, cost targets, and manufacturability requirements.
  • Performs design analysis, such as power budgets, safety margin, memory allocation and MTBF
  • Works directly with safety certification organizations to ensure compliance with applicable safety standards.
  • Partners with the software developers to ensure electrical design works seamlessly within the software architecture, identifies potential issues, and negotiates trade-offs as required.
  • Develops product verification and validation testing strategies, testing protocols and reports, and ensures products meet/exceed established specifications.
  • Employs statistical techniques to establish exceptional product quality, reliability, and robustness.
  • Supports in ensuring product and performance specifications are appropriate and accurate.
  • Supports marketing in the planning and creation of technical brochures, training programs, and technical presentations to customers and the sales force.
  • Supports engineering leadership as required.

Job Qualification


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
  • Minimum year of related experience: 5+ years or 4+ years with MS or 0-2 years with PhD.


  • Experience in Medical Device development and/or sustaining engineering efforts utilizing a stage-gate process. Experience in hand held electro-mechanical devices is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of, and experience in applying, FDA Design Controls and international standards (e.g., Design Controls, 820-CFR, ISO14971, ISO10993, IEC60601, GMP, etc.).
  • Capable of developing many of the deliverables required to document the product design with appropriate specificity to enable high volume manufacturing with high quality.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows Office applications including MS Outlook, MS Powerpoint, MS Project, Visio, etc.
  • Working knowledge of printed circuit board design tools, such as Altium or OrCAD with ability to create and scrutinize Gerber data.
  • Knowledge of printed circuit board design and manufacturing processes. Must have expertise in development of schematics, selection of components and have up to date knowledge of developments in the electronics industry.
  • Experience planning and mitigating for electromagnetic compatibility.
  • Knowledge of common manufacturing methodologies, technologies, and materials employed in medical devices.
  • Ability to effectively work within a requirements management system and perform hardware risk analyses and hardware DFMEAs.
  • Experience in the practical application of statistics and working knowledge of a statistical analysis package (Minitab).
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with others, works well within cross-functional teams and across multiple sites, as applicable.

Why join Olympus?

Here, people matter—our health, our happiness, and our lives.

  • Competitive salaries, annual bonus and 401(k)* with company match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Visions coverage effective on start date
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes
  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Volunteering and charitable donation match programs
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks
  • On-Site Child Daycare, Café, Fitness Center**

*US Only

**Limited locations

We care about your health and financial well-being and offer the resources you need to feel vital, confident and ready for wherever life takes you. Learn more about our benefit offerings at https://www.olympusamerica.com/careers/benefits-perks.

About us:

Our Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients and their safety.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Olympus employs more than 31,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries and regions. Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,200 employees throughout locations in North and South America. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.

Olympus is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace

We recognize diversity in people, views and lifestyle choices and emphasize the importance of inclusion and mutual respect. We strive to continue to foster empathy and unity in the workplace so that our employees can fully contribute and thrive.

Let’s realize your potential, together.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Westborough || Research and Development