Artificial Intelligence - Algorithm Scientist
Kirkland, Washington - Full Time

Are you passionate about Artificial Intelligence and want to apply it in ways that will have a positive impact on the world? Would you thrive working on a small but powerful team as an individual contributor where your contributions will be immediately important?


As an Algorithm Scientist at Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. (MRDA), you’ll be able to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to support world class metrology and inspection applications. Our team has recently released its first standalone AI-based product, Mitutoyo AI Inspect, that will be applied to many industries to help ensure that only products that meet exacting quality standards will be released to customers. You will work to improve and develop new AI-based solutions for applications adjacent to metrology and inspection or as part of element technology used in Mitutoyo’s products. In recent years our team has worked on applications in automated machine vision, dimensional x-ray computed tomography, 3D stereo imaging, and extended depth of field imaging using varifocal lenses. Your job will be challenging and varied in its application.


We have a small company environment (friendly, casual, low bureaucracy) with the backing of a global, world-class private company, Mitutoyo Corporation in Japan. We have all the resources you need to succeed in an R&D environment focused on building best-in-class solutions. Your work here will help make a positive impact on society. We’ll support your career development with training/conference opportunities and our cultural focus on individual growth. You’ll love our excellent benefits package, including 100% premium-paid medical/dental/vision package and 401k with matching contributions.

For additional benefits information, see our website.


We are looking for innovative thinkers who are passionate about technology and want to make immediate contributions to our efforts. If you have a strong background in artificial intelligence and machine learning and want to apply these skills to original research and development of important and interesting solutions, we would love to hear from you. We appreciate team members who are always learning and improving and want to produce the best of the best solutions.

For a list of required and beneficial skills and experience, see the job description.


Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. (MRDA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitutoyo Corporation, develops state of the art technologies and software that enhance people’s lives through-world leading metrology solutions. Our products are used to ensure quality in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, semiconductor, medical equipment, and machine tool industries. We are located in the beautiful Northwest in a modern well-equipped facility, and offer a challenging, team-oriented & casual work environment. We provide great benefits. We work hard, play hard, enjoy life, and have fun.

For more information about life at MRDA, see our website.

(As of January 2021, we have changed the company name from Micro Encoder Inc. to Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc.)