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Senior Human Factors Engineer (Hybrid)

Olympus Medical Systems

Olympus Medical Systems

Westborough, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 19, 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 Senior Human Factors Engineer will be responsible for leading and executing human factors engineering activities for new Single Use Endoscopy products. They will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that the products are safe, effective, and easy to use. They should have experience with usability testing, task analysis, and risk management. The Senior Human Factors Engineer will be expected to influence senior internal and external personnel and develop relationships with key vendors.

Job Duties

  • Support multiple new product development projects and assume responsibility for project execution and quality.
  • Human Factors subject matter expert on project teams providing project support and Human Factors guidance.
  • Manage the execution and reporting of human factors activities including evaluations.
  • Ensure that human-system capabilities and limitations are properly reflected in the system, safety risk and user needs requirements.
  • Author comprehensive human factors engineering documentation including protocols and reports (e.g., Usability engineering reports) and support the design and execution of Human Factors activities such as formative and summative human factor studies for physical and digital medical devices, instructions and packaging.
  • Drive Human Factors Engineering requirements in the design process.
  • Coach and mentor others in Human Factors practices and processes.

Job Qualification


  • BS degree or equivalent in an engineering, human factors / usability engineering, psychology or life science discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years or 4+ years with MS or 0-2 years with PhD.


  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work across functions.
  • Well organized, a flexible self-starter, team-oriented and excellent at prioritization and multitasking.
  • Certified Associate or Full Human Factors, Ergonomics or User Experience Professional (AHFP, AUXP, AEP, CHFP, CPE, CUXP).
  • Proven track record in New Product Development with a focus in Human Factors, ensuring the design and testing of robust customer focused usability features, Concept through Post-Launch.
  • Strong technical skills including VOC translation to Design Specs, Human Factors processes, managing usability studies (i.e. Formative and Summative), Use Risk Management and Statistics.
  • Strong working knowledge of Design Controls, Human Factors Engineering and Risk Management practices, requirements & standards in accordance with FDA, IEC and AAMI/ANSI.
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills.

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.

The anticipated base pay range for this full-time position working at this location is $94,251.00 - $127,239.00 / year, plus potential for annual bonus (subject to plan eligibility and other requirements). Olympus considers a variety of factors when determining actual compensation for this position including: level of experience, working location, and relevant education and certifications.

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