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Senior Design Manager

Req ID:  8025


Workplace Flexibility: Field

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

A Senior Design Manager is a dynamic leader focused on strategic visions, growing talent, and design execution. A Senior Design Manager has management experience with managing teams of up to 8 people (some of which may be / have been managers). A Senior Design Manager is skilled in the process of recruiting and hiring employees.
As a Senior Design Manager in the Digital Health unit, you will join our Design and UXR team to help manage, coach, and lead a talented group of designers to drive progress and ensure our products and features are valuable, easy to use, and of the highest level of craft and execution. In this role, you will work together with your counterparts in the UX research, product management, engineering, marketing, and other disciplines to help define and execute the strategy, operations, and communications that guide the team to build innovative solutions that shape the future of Olympus software products. You will be expected to utilize your full range of skills including people management, product strategy, product design, interaction design, and visual design.

Job Duties

  • Coach, manage, mentor, and grow a top-tier team of product designers who consistently deliver on projects and are well-balanced across a range of design skills and core values.
  • Lead a team in creating, testing, and refining divergent concepts while helping them align with cross-functional stakeholders and build iteratively towards a product vision
  • Providing creative/art direction to continue to raise the bar of visual design across our product ecosystem.
  • Oversee the user experience and design of features from concept to launch,
  • Work strategically as a partner with product managers, engineering managers, and design leadership to drive progress and uphold a level of quality, innovation, and craft.
  • Lead workshops, brainstorming sessions, and other design thinking exercises across a cross-functional team.
  • Ensures design cohesiveness and alignment with our design system.
  • Advocate for design by sharing the work of your team presenting cross-functionally. Be able to precisely articulate design rationale and goals.
  • Provide career/professional guidance, coaching, and thought leadership to the team you manage.
  • Help shape the culture of a growing design team.
  • Work with senior leadership to put together budgets, headcount estimates, and advocate for the needs ot the team.
  • Be a proactive member of recruiting and hiring across cross-functional teams.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in User Experience, Design, or related field required.
  • College degree in design, user experience, HCI, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in UX/product design field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of design management experience with direct reports under your guidance.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working collaboratively with product, engineering, design, and user research teams.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience designing user-centered applications across multiple platforms (Web, Mobile, Embedded, etc).
  • Minimum of 10 years working as part of a product team in an agile environment.




  • Experience growing designers and successful mentoring and coaching them as they progress in their career journey.
  • Experience with delivering both 0-1 products and improving more mature solutions..
  • Experience leading product direction and strategic thinking with the experience developing product goals, identifying opportunities, and making decisions based on the impact/value they will deliver.
  • Medical technology or healthcare experience preferred.
  • Experience with Human Factors Engineering preferred.
  • Experience with Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) preferred.

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

The anticipated base pay range for this full-time position working at this location is $128,490.00 - $179,886.00 / year, plus potential for annual bonus (subject to plan eligibility and other requirements). Olympus considers a variety of factors when determining actual compensation for this position including: level of experience, working location, and relevant education and certifications. 

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 || Research and Development 

Job Segment: R&D Engineer, User Experience, Marketing Manager, Testing, Embedded, Engineering, Technology, Marketing

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