Applied Physicist
Kirkland, Washington - Full Time

Are you motivated by solving challenging problems and striving for technical excellence? Do you enjoy the creative freedom and autonomy in early technology development? If yes, then this opportunity is for you. You will be able to work on the toughest problems that dimensional metrology faces, patent innovative solutions, and see your ideas come to life in future products!


As an Applied Physicist in the Advanced Research and Technology Development group, you will follow the latest technology developments through conferences and literature and apply them to dimensional metrology. You will design and test prototype systems in our state-of-the-art facility supported by our electrical and mechanical engineering group as well as our algorithm scientists. Do you have a cool idea for a novel sensor design? Take a week or two to explore it! We provide a low-friction R&D environment with a flat organization, no politics, and high visibility for our technical staff. You will be the key contributor to our projects, document your design and findings in technical reports, and provide expertise to other local and global development projects.


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.)