Senior Engineer - Embedded SW

Req ID:  6782


Workplace Flexibility: Onsite

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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 Senior Embedded SW Engineer is responsible for performing all aspects of SW development for medical devices at Olympus including; technical planning, development of design inputs, code implementation, unit testing, code reviews, configuration management, working with 3rd party developers to ensure their designs meet the Olympus quality standards, ensuring that SW development aligns to internal SOPs and IEC 62304, and working across departments to resolve issues. It will be the responsibility of the Sr Embedded SW Engineer to ensure well defined product and performance specifications for the SW are defined and mapped to applicable and appropriate test cases and ensure all efforts are completed on schedule, while proactively mitigating potential issues, to enable the timely launch of high quality / reliable products. He or she must fully understand medical device design control requirements and be able to provide effective technical leadership to product development efforts and team members, negotiate strategies with cross-functional leaders, and work collaboratively across the organization. The Sr SW Engineer will serve as a core or extended team member on development projects.

Job Duties

  •  Provides SW leadership on product development projects and/or technology development efforts.
  • Accountable for all aspects of SW development activities and associated Design History Files, such as; requirements creation and documentation, architecture and design documents, code generation, configuration management, compliance with coding standards, sw verification and validation strategies, code reviews, etc..
  • Capable of leading & developing all SW deliverables required to document a product design and establish compliance with Design Inputs with appropriate specificity and quality.
  • Develops engineering solutions and innovations, collaborates with Olympus IP Attorneys as needed.
  • Ideates, evaluates, and directs team towards preferred design options which will meet product/performance requirements, cost targets, and manufacturability requirements.
  • Maintains a deep understanding of IEC 62304.
  • Partners with the electrical engineers to define processor and memory requirements.
  • Works closely with the SW test engineering team to ensure testability of the code/product.
  • Ensures user requirements are thoroughly traced to test cases where applicable.
  • Consults with the Sales, Marketing, and clinicians to define and specify product user requirements and ensures product and performance specifications are appropriate and accurate.
  • Manages / directs internal and external design partners, suppliers and manufacturers as needed.
  • Leads / plans testing to support marketing collateral, training programs, and launch activities.
  • Provides regular updates to engineering and marketing leadership on product status and advancement.
  • Supports engineering leadership as required.
  • All additional duties as directed.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other electrical engineering degree with relevant job experience.
  • Minimum years of related experience: 5 years with BS or 4 years with MS or 0-2 with PhD of experience as a SW Engineer.
  • Established track record of leading SW development for Medical using Agile Scrum Methodology.
  • Experience with C, C++, python, java, or other sw programming languages.
  • Knowledge of Atlassian tools (Bitbucket, Confluence, etc.)
  • Successful track record of developing quality software for embedded devices in an Agile development environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of different processor families including experience developing software on ARM processors.
  • Extensive 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 leading & developing all Design Control deliverables required to document a software design and establish compliance with Design Inputs with appropriate specificity and quality.
  • Ability to effectively work within a requirements management system, such as Doors, JAMA, etc and perform hardware risk analyses and hardware DFMEAs.
  • Ability to effectively work within a requirements management system (e.g., JAMA, Doors) and ensure all requirements are appropriately translated into concise / articulate requirements and mapped to test cases.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows Office applications including MS Outlook, MS Powerpoint, MS Project, Visio, etc..
  • Capable of identifying design / performance issues or concerns early in a program and proactively implementing contingency plans and/or planning for mitigations (e.g., electromagnetic compatibility).
  • Experienced in software risk management efforts; Risk Analyses, DFMEA’s, etc.
  • Experienced in solving challenging and/or ambiguous engineering problems with scientific logic and problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Experienced in applying good judgement and making timely decisions while considerate of technical/business risks in a variety of situations.
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with others, work well within cross-functional teams and across multiple sites, as applicable.
  • Must have a positive attitude and capable of motivating teams / team members to accomplish efforts in a timely manner and with high quality.


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.


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

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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