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Principal Data Engineer

Olympus Medical Systems

Olympus Medical Systems

Data Science
Westborough, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 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 Principal Data Engineer is responsible for performing and or leading all aspects of Data engineering for medical devices at Olympus including technical planning, development of design requirements and implementation of data collection, pre-processing, validation, and backup. In particular, it is the responsibility of the data engineer to work with data scientists to collect and use data to train ML models that meet product requirements.

Job Duties

  • Architect and implement data pipelines, storing, preprocessing, validating and transforming data into usable formats for data scientists.
  • Provide technical guidance and oversee all phases of projects including research design and development.
  • Collaborate with a cross functional team to achieve project goals and deadlines.
  • Analyze product requirements and create technical and functional requirements.
  • Collaborate with a cross functional team to achieve project goals and deadlines.
  • Participate in the validation of tools used in the data engineering processes.
  • Data ingestion and curation for supervised training.
  • Adhere to development timelines.
  • Learn and adopt new tools and techniques to increase performance, automation and scalability.
  • Resolve design problems with urgency, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Other projects and duties as necessary and assigned.

Job Qualifictaions


  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics/Statistics required.
  • Graduate degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum years of related experience: 9+ years or 8+ years with MS or 5+ with PhD of experience as a Data Engineer.
  • Other Considerations (travel/hours availability, etc.): Travel to other Company facilities, hospitals, and animal lab settings may be required.
  • Ability to work overtime is required.


  • Have participated in the design and release of a medical device that incorporated ML/AI
  • Knowledge of SQL databases
  • Professional experience with python and common data processing libraries
  • Experience with Hadoop based analytics.
  • Experience with data modeling and cloud based ETL tools.
  • Experience with machine learning workflows
  • Experience with Linux based systems.
  • Ability and experienced in approaching challenging and/or ambiguous engineering problems with scientific logic and problem solving skills. Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and concisely is required.
  • Ability to effectively work within a requirements management system (e.g., JAMA, Doors) preferred.
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with others, work well within cross-functional teams and across multiple sites, as applicable.
  • Must be capable of effectively directing project teams on multiple work streams in parallel and leading teams towards accomplishment of objectives.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in writing. Strong presentation skills and the ability influence.
  • Must have a positive attitude and capable of motivating teams / team members to accomplish efforts in a timely manner and with high quality.

Why join Olympus?

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

  • Competitive salaries and annual bonus program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits and pension plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes
  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks

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.

Olympus Canada Inc. (OCI)—a subsidiary of Olympus Corporation of the Americas—manages the Company’s operations and workforce throughout Canada in roles such as sales, marketing, service, and support functions. Based in Richmond Hill, ON, OCI is committed to developing our employees and supporting our local communities. For more information, visit olympuscanada.com and truetolife.com.

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.

Olympus embraces diversity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policies as well as our values prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, provincial or local protected classification. EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

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