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Principal Power Electronics Engineer, R&D

Req ID:  6170

Working Location: COLORADO, GOLDEN 

Workplace Flexibility: Onsite

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 R&D Power Electronics Engineer will support Power System Design aspects on sustaining and new product development efforts within the Olympus. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on project engineer with a strong background in developing power systems, in the 10s to several 100s Watts) for chassis based products. This position will work closely with the systems engineering team to develop power system specifications for medical devices. He or she will be responsible for verifying that the power system design meets all specifications for performance and safety. Creation of product requirements, technical data, data analysis, and subsequent reporting will be an important aspect of this role, as well as helping to generate Design History File deliverables.


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. Working knowledge of medical device design control requirements, system design and software and hardware integration and testing, and design for manufacturability and testability are required. In addition to contributing to device development.

Job Duties

* Provides significant contributions to sustaining products, product development projects and/or technology development efforts.


* Works with systems engineers to develop product requirements and design specifications for power systems used within chassis based Medical Devices.


* Develops power distribution architectures that minimizes power loss, optimizes performance, and complies with EMC standards.


* Develops component specifications and schematics and oversees pcb layout.


* Implement product design with the intention of optimizing design for manufacturability and testability.


* Utilize statistically sound approaches to design verification protocols/reports, design validation, and delivery system qualification activities.


* Coordinate all EMC testing and troubleshooting.


* Determines make vs buy based on engineering analysis.


* Works with a reliability engineer to ensure the product meets all reliability requirements. Leads and participates in design reviews.


* Builds and maintains relationships with external suppliers.


* Develop verification and validation testing strategies, authors test protocols and reports, and ensures products meet and/or exceed established specifications. Provides regular updates to engineering and marketing leadership on product status and advancement.


* Works with Marketing and engineering teams to create marketing claims. Executing testing protocols as needed during development and release cycles.


* Stay informed about new tools, regulations, standards, and best practices of the industry. Supports leadership as required.


* All additional duties as directed.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. 


* Minimum years of related experience: 10 years with Bachelor's or 7 years with MS


* Experience in Medical Device development and/or sustaining engineering efforts utilizing a stage-gate process.


* Capable of creation of design control deliverables and input to the Design History file either independently or under the guidance of the project technical lead.


* Practical knowledge of CAD programs such as Altium, Orcade, or similar tools.


* Experience in designing and specifying magnetic components for power systems.


* Familiar with power supply EMC and safety requirements.


* Experience designing switch mode power supplies using topologies such as flyback, buck, boost, etc.


* Knowledge of reliability analysis of electronic circuits.




* Proficient in Microsoft Windows Office applications including MS Outlook, MS Powerpoint, MS Project, Visio, etc. 


* Strong troubleshooting skills.


* Must be able to solve complicated technical challenges and use good judgement in making timely decisions.


* Must be able to collaborate effectively with others, works well within cross-functional teams and across multiple sites, as applicable.


* Must be capable to effectively executing on multiple work streams in parallel.


* Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Comfortable presenting information to team members and stakeholders.


* Must be able to work in a professional open-space environment without distracting others.


* Must have a positive attitude and capable of accomplishing efforts in a timely manner and with high quality.


** The anticipated compensation range for this position is $110,000 to $154,000 USD annually and the compensation offered will depend on the candidate’s qualifications.

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

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


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 requires all US new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


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) || Colorado (US-CO) || Golden || 

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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