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Senior Principal R&D Engineer

Req ID:  2486

Working Location: COLORADO, GOLDEN; Colorado, Denver 

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

Help us develop cutting edge ultrasound technology to assist physicians with detection and diagnosis of lung cancer.


Members of our engineering team are responsible for designing innovative medical devices, products and tools to support the Company’s current product lines, as well as new products in the development pipeline.  Our electrical engineers focus on developing hardware solutions to cover a wide range of clinical applications such as Image Guided Surgery, Ultrasound, and Artificial Intelligence.  Senior Principal Electrical Engineers are called upon to take leadership roles in developing hardware solutions from concept to production.  They design and validate with external HW vendors.  They may interface directly with clinicians and upstream marketing to lead the way in ground-breaking new medical device technologies.

Job Duties

* Top leadership roles in the research, development and release of new medical devices to assist physicians with detection and diagnosis of lung cancer.


* Research and Development principal responsibilities, including:

-System level engineering of medical devices.

-Design, specification, and validation of device hardware, using appropriate vendors as required.

-Establishment and leadership of new projects according to established design control and quality


-Successful execution of 510k and/or PMA applications in conjunction with Regulatory.

-Interface with clinicians and upstream marketing, doing initial development of novel, ground- breaking clinical devices/applications.


* Create, maintain and implement schematics/specifications that comprise the design for Company electronic hardware.


* Design and implement validation and inspection protocols for first articles.


* Participate in design reviews and system architecture.


* Establish and thoroughly document hardware specifications and V&V protocols for system components.


* Adhere to development timelines.


* Resolve design problems with urgency, creativity and collaboration.


* Explore and document intellectual property in the creative solution to design challenge.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field required. MS or PhD preferred, although significant related industry experience is acceptable in lieu of experience.


* Minimum of 14 years of professional electrical engineering experience required (medical device field a plus). Minimum of 10 years of professional electrical engineering experience required with Master's degree or PhD Degree in required or related field/


* Experience with Requirements definition and Schematic capture required.


* Experience with Test and Measurement required.




* Previous experience working in RF, Digital, and/or Ultrasound projects in industry or academia strongly preferred


* Experience with Medical Device Design Control a plus.


* Experience with HDL (VHDL/Verilog) a plus.


* Experience with software systems such as C or MATLAB a plus.


* Proven ability to design components and/or sub-systems ·


* Travel to other Company facilities, hospitals, and animal lab settings may be required.

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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