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Senior Principal Engineer

Req ID:  6380


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 Senior Principal Engineer is responsible for all Research and Development responsibilities associated with the development of disposable and electromechanical systems from concept development through commercial launch. Technically, this includes conducting and/or collaborating on development strategies, definition and refinement of design inputs, concept development, establishing design merit (i.e., feasibility testing), establishing design verification readiness and planning for production equivalent units, as well as oversight and execution of verification and validation testing, etc. In addition to technical responsibilities, the Senior Principal Engineer will be a technical core team member / technical leader and must provide technical leadership to teams, clearly ideate product solutions and development strategies/plans, and clearly/concisely communicate to functional and executive management. The Senior Principal Engineer must be expert in Design Control, application of applicable standards / regulations, as well as understand the importance of business drivers (cost, schedule, resources).

Job Duties

  • Provides clear and decisive technical leadership on complex product development projects and/or technology development efforts.
  • Capable of quickly developing high-level product development strategies for complex programs, which present various critical interfaces and contingencies, with clear logic, thoroughness, and attention to detail.
  • Collaborates effectively cross-functionally on all product development activities and deliverables, and can negotiate with respect and report.
  • Clearly and concisely updates functional and senior leadership to project advancements and/or issues with appropriate consideration of the audience to instill trust and confidence.
  • Conscientious to the impact of decisions, issues, etc. to the wider Olympus organization and acts accordingly to ensure shared knowledge and seeks input when appropriate.
  • Proactively generates or seeks appropriate data and/or information to quickly make project / design decisions.
  • Ensure product designs are cost effective, designed for manufacturability, and exhibit a high degree of quality and reliability via well thought out [and executed] feasibility and verification test plans
  • Develops presentations and/or communication tools to effectively communicate complex topics to technical and non-technical team members and leaders.
  • Foresees technical hurdles and risks and implements contingency plans or actions well in advance of realizing project / product delays or issues.
  • Drives all efforts forward quickly and efficiently.
  • Seeks continuous improvement of our systems and processes.
  • Exhibits a high degree of technical expertise in product design & development.
  • All Other Essential Duties as directed

Job Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or the equivalent in years of industry experience.
  • Minimum years of related experience preferred: 14 years with BS or 10 with MS or 8 with PhD.
  • Experience working with external development partners while maintaining DHF ownership.
  • Experience leading technical efforts as Technical Core Team Member (i.e., Core Team Model experience).
  • Must have extensive working knowledge of, and experience in applying / developing products in compliance with FDA and international requirements, including 820-CFR, ISO14971, IEC60601, GMP and other standards as they relate to the design and manufacture of medical devices.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows Office applications including MS Outlook, MS Powerpoint, MS Project, Visio, etc.
  • Knowledge of common manufacturing methodologies, technologies, and materials, such as; injection molded part design, common materials employed in medical devices, and other manufacturing processes.
  • Must be able to solve complex and/or ambiguous problems using good judgement as well as logical and systematic thinking. Capable of providing problem solving guidance to other engineers.
  • Must be able to use good judgement in making timely decisions. Able to balance risk vs. benefits in a variety of situations.
  • Experience in the practical application of statistics and working knowledge of a statistical analysis package (Minitab preferred).




  • Experience / Knowledge of disposable scope systems and technologies highly preferred.
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with others, work well within cross-functional teams and across multiple sites, as applicable.
  • Must be able to manage resources and drive for results.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in writing. Strong presentation skills and the ability influence. Inspires and motivates others and provides work direction.




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.

Olympus requires all US new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


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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