Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Senior HW Engineering Manager - Golden

Golden, CO
At Olympus, we are committed to Our Purpose of making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfi

Job Description

Senior HW Engineering Manager

Posted: Monday, 10/23/2023

Workplace Flexibility: Onsite

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 HW Engineering Manager will be a hands-on manager working closely with his/her direct reports throughout every phase of the product life-cycle to ensure the products meet customer expectations and Olympus quality standards. The manager will oversee the analysis, characterization, and overall development of embedded hardware design for medical devices. The manger will be responsible for embedded HW development process and will participate in DFMEA analysis, system design reviews, project reviews, etc. They will work collaboratively with other departments in the planning and execution of projects. The manager is expected to recruit, mentor, and groom a world class team of embedded HW engineers and making sure the team has proper tools to perform their job.

Job Duties

  • Provides significant contributions to sustaining products, product development projects and/or technology development efforts.

  • Work with internal and external design partners to advance design efforts.

  • Provide design guidance relating to hardware and product design.

  • Participate in creation and revision of requirements ensuring traceability to User Needs and test cases.

  • Support the requirements development and management process, incorporating risk management elements as required.

  • Creates development procedures in adherence to medical device regulations.

  • Support the creation of design control elements to comply with medical device regulations.

  • Implement product design with the intention of optimizing design for manufacturability and testability.

  • Develop verification and validation testing strategies and ensures products meet and/or exceed established specifications.

  • Provides regular updates to engineering and marketing leadership on product status and advancement.

  • Works with Marketing and engineering teams to create marketing claims.

  • Stay informed about new tools, regulations, standards, and best practices of the industry.

  • Supports leadership as required.

  • All additional duties as directed.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Minimum of 12 years professional experience and minimum of 5 years people management.

  • Experience in Medical Device development and/or sustaining engineering efforts utilizing a stage-gate process.

  • Capable of creation of design control deliverables and input to the Design History file either independently or under the guidance of the project technical lead.

  • Knowledge of IEC60601-1.

  • Knowledge of software lifecycle management in compliance to EN62304 Ability to effectively work within a requirements management system, such as Doors, JAMA, etc and perform hardware risk analyses and hardware DFMEAs.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows Office applications including MS Outlook, MS Powerpoint, MS Project, Visio, etc..

  • Working knowledge of schematic and PCB layout tools (Altium, Mentor, etc).

  • Ability to troubleshoot circuit and system level issues. Must be able to develop project schedules.

  • Must have capable of developing test strategies for complex systems. Experience problem solving system design issues (e.g., electromagnetic compatibility). Must be able to solve complicated technical challenges and use good judgement in making timely decisions.

  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with others, works well within cross-functional teams and across multiple sites, as applicable.

  • Must be capable to effectively executing on multiple work streams in parallel.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Comfortable presenting information to team members and stakeholders.

  • 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.

** The anticipated compensation range for this position is $123,000 to $173,000 USD annually and the compensation offered will depend on the candidate’s qualifications.


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 https://www.olympusamerica.com/careers/benefits-perks.

The anticipated base pay range for this full-time position working at this location is $123,778.00 - $173,289.00 / 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 ncluding: 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 www.olympusamerica.com.

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) || Colorado (US-CO) || Golden ||

Olympus Corporation of the Americas At A Glance

At Olympus, we are committed to Our Purpose of making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling. As a global medical technology company, we partner with healthcare professionals to provide best-in-class solutions and services for early detection, diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment, aiming to improve patient outcomes by elevating the standard of care in targeted disease states. For more than 100 years, Olympus has pursued a goal of contributing to society by producing products that deliver optimal outcomes for its customers around the world. 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 4,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America.
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