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research engineer


Westborough, MA


93770 - 74173 USD ANNUAL


Tokyo, Japan

Hiroyuki Sasa

$10+ billion (USD)

Company - Public



Job Description

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 R&D Engineer I is responsible for assisting in the development of medical devices for use in various types of endoscopic surgeries. The primary responsibilities of this role include supporting all phases of device development, in particular the identification and evaluation of design options, the definition of product / performance specifications, and design verification and validation activities. Within a collaborative team environment, it will be expected that he or she will be a proactive communicator, collaborate well with others, manage their work efficiently, produce high quality work and consistently seek additional knowledge and skills. Creation of technical data, data analysis, and subsequent reporting will be an important aspect of this role, as well as helping to generate all documents / deliverables that will comprise the Design History File; therefore a working knowledge of FDA Design Controls is required.

Job Duties

  • Contributes to all aspects of product development activities and product Design History Files, such as; requirements creation / documentation, ideation / prototyping, design / development, technical risk mitigation, verification testing and reports, design validation studies, risk management documentation, design reviews, and supports the compilation of documents to enable regulatory submissions.
  • Assists in developing engineering solutions and research as needed.
  • Assists in efforts to evaluate and identify design solutions which meet product/performance requirements, cost targets, and manufacturability requirements.
  • Assists product verification and validation testing efforts; authors testing protocols and reports to ensure products meet and/or exceed established specifications.
  • Employs statistical techniques to establish exceptional product quality, reliability, and robustness.
  • Supports in ensuring product and performance specifications are appropriate and accurate.
  • Supports internal and external suppliers and manufacturers as needed. Including external design and/or development partners.
  • Supports engineering leadership as required.
  • All additional duties as directed

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Biomedical or equivalent preferred)
  • 0-1 years experience.
  • Able to solve technical challenges and use good judgement in making decisions.
  • Must be able to collaborative and work well within cross-functional teams.
  • Must be able to interact and work with a wide variety of people and departments.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to maintain organization of project tasks and advance efforts on multiple projects in parallel.
  • Must be able to work and manage time efficiently.
  • Must be able to work in a professional open-space environment without distracting others.
  • Must have a positive attitude and capable of accomplishing efforts in a timely manner and with high quality.


  • Working knowledge of applicable FDA and ISO standards a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Office applications including MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint (MS Project a plus).
  • Solidworks working knowledge a plus.
  • Knowledge of common manufacturing methodologies, technologies, and materials employed in medical devices 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

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.

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