Senior Optical System Engineer
Kirkland, Washington - Full Time

Are you motivated by problem solving and designing solutions to complex problems? If yes, then this opportunity is for you. In the Technology Solutions Group you will be immersed into metrology and inspection development for customers across multiple industries. You will be exposed to the toughest measurement problems our customers face in smart factories, semiconductor fabs, medical equipment qualification labs, and more. We are a highly stable company that values team members and work-life balance.


As a senior level optical system engineer in the Technology Solutions Group at Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. (MRDA) you will have the opportunity to learn about metrology and inspection challenges companies around the world face and lead the development of solutions to solve these problems. With us, optical engineering is not where it stops. You will be exposed to and learn opto-mechanical engineering, programming, measurement techniques, and more.

You will perform a variety of tasks and take responsibility for:

  • Leading technical discussions with customers to understand their technical requirements and expectations.
  • Establishing a system level understanding of the solutions proposed to customers.
  • Leading the optical design and sensor development.
  • Testing components and early prototypes, as well as final products.
  • Providing training and support to customers.
  • Documenting design and testing material.
  • Participating or leading technical reviews.
  • Training and mentoring more junior engineers. 

Your responsibilities will expand and change based upon business needs, skills and interest.


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.


Passion for technologies, engineering and science and the willingness to step up to solve the toughest technical challenges are key for the success in this role. Equally important are the organizational skills, discipline, and systematic execution of project tasks. Your desire to continuously learn and grow and the ability to build relationships will be crucial.

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.)