Research & Development Group Manager (Electronics/Integrated Circuits)
Kirkland, Washington - Full Time

Are you interested in leading a team to create advanced technologies that have a positive impact on the world? We are seeking an energetic, people-oriented manager who will lead our Electronics and Integrated Circuits group to new heights of accomplishment.


Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. (MRDA) is the key overseas R&D center for Mitutoyo Corporation, a private, Japan-based provider of metrology tools and systems for over 85 years. MRDA has been highly stable and plays a pivotal role in the development of high-performance technologies, software, and products which positively impact millions of customers around the world and contributes significantly to Mitutoyo’s business success. 

As the Manager of the Electronics and Integrated Circuits (EIC) group at MRDA, you will lead a team of skilled electronic engineers and integrated circuit designers to find solutions to exciting challenges in the field of precision metrology. You will manage projects from initial concept through the engineering prototyping stage with multi-disciplinary teams, focused on the development of sophisticated technologies, sensors, devices, and integrated circuits. You will also have opportunities to make technical contributions to help progress projects. Finally, you will collaborate closely with other functional groups at MRDA and throughout the global Mitutoyo R&D division to timely bring new products to market.


Your work here will help make a positive impact on society. You’ll enjoy working in our casual and friendly environment with very flexible hours and hybrid work model. You will get to work with a very intelligent group of people using our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. We are highly stable and we’ll support your career development with training 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 6% matching contributions.

For additional benefits information, see our website.


We are looking for one who is passionate about technology and working with their team to solve tough problems. Broad, up-to-date knowledge of electronics for use in precision metrology, along with a good sense for system engineering and integration will give you a strong foundation for leading R&D projects. An ability to clearly communicate with your team and stakeholders in the global Mitutoyo organization is vitally important.

Your peers will be some of the best technical managers in optics, optomechanical engineering, and algorithm research. We value well-rounded group managers who are always learning, and then challenging and encouraging team members to reach their career-best experiences in the invention, demonstration, and productization of new technologies that improve the world and society through precision metrology.

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 offering challenging work in a 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.)