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Senior Electrical Engineer

Req ID:  2904


Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

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 Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.


* Minimum year of related experience: 5+ years, or 4+ years with Master's degree, 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.


* Working knowledge of printed circuit board design tools, such as Altium or OrCAD with ability to create and scrutinize gerber data.


* Ability to effectively work within a requirements management system and perform hardware risk analyses and hardware DFMEAs.


* 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.


* Experience in the practical application of statistics and working knowledge of a statistical analysis package (Minitab).


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


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


* This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus.


* Relocation benefits may be available for this position.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus’ 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 overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications. For more information, visit

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.


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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