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Regional Head of Engineering - Digital Unit

Req ID:  7930


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 Regional Head of Engineering reports directly to the Head of Global Engineering and is responsible for providing strategic and engineering leadership for the Surgical portfolio of products while also supporting global engineering activities for other parts of the portfolio.  This includes managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including business leaders, R&D, quality, regulatory, and security.  This role is also responsible for both long-term and day-to-day operational activities, including managing a growing staff, driving engineering operations, and continuous improvement.  

Job Duties

  • Provide leadership to Surgical Integration development teams by supporting product portfolio management, technical roadmap, and business and technical relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership to the Sustaining Engineering team, manage relationship with Olympus implementation and support teams regarding service level agreements and escalation processes. 
  • Collaborate with technical leads within and outside digital unit to coordinate processes, activities, and deliverables. Define and support strategic directions and tactical implementation activities. 
  • Develop strong working relationship with Olympus IT leadership and ensure appropriate reliable development infrastructure, including R&D labs, network configurations, fixtures, software, and hardware tools.
  • Collaborate on creation and management of budget exceeding $10M. Collaborate with business leadership, finance, and the global Digital team to define and ensure appropriate budget levels.
  • Work with managers to ensure appropriate project staffing to meet development and sustaining goals.
  • Represent Digital Unit R&D in internal and external forums as appropriate. 
  • Hire and manage direct reports by providing performance feedback, career development opportunities, management coaching.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelors degree in related discipline, such as information management, engineering or related is preferred with equivalent experience acceptable.
  • Advanced degree is preferred.
  • 20+ years of professional experience in the fields of product development leadership, software product R&D, software project management, software engineering, system engineering, or related.
  • Software medical device experience preferred.
  • Leadership of software development organization preferred.
  • Global experience preferred.
  • Other Considerations (travel/hours availability, etc.): Occasional travel will be required.



  • Demonstrated capabilities to provide leadership to diverse R&D community in a collaborative, coaching, mentoring, and influencing capacity.
  • Demonstrated capabilities to directly manage development staff, including performance reviews, feedback, coaching.
  • Demonstrated capabilities to work effectively in cross-functional areas such as R&D, Product Management, Quality, and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Experience working in global, matrixed organizations.
  • Proven experience in creating and managing R&D budgets, collaborating with finance and business on P&L.
  • Understanding of product lifecycle, including development, design transfer, release, and support.
  • Experience and awareness of system engineering approaches and processes.
  • Experience in application of relevant standards to software as a medical device, healthcare software and software platform.
  • Awareness of medical device and health software regulations, guidance, and standards globally, including US, Japan, EU, and UK.  
  • Awareness of product development process in a regulated environment, and experience in application of software related regulations, such as IEC 62304, IEC 82304, ISO 14971, ISO 81001-5-1. 

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.

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.

Applicants with Disabilities: As a Federal Contractor, Olympus is committed to ensuring our hiring process is accessible to everyone. If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application or hiring process, please contact Olympus via email at If your disability impairs your ability to email, you may call our HR Compliance Manager at 1-888-Olympus (1-888-659-6787).


Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Westborough || Digital Product Development 

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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