Computational Physicist: Optics

COMSOL, Inc. is seeking a computational physicist with a specialty in optics to join the development team in its Burlington, MA office. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in numerical simulations, particularly ray tracing simulations, although a background in finite element methods is also desirable, as well as any experience in multiphysics analysis or design of optical systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write detailed technical specifications for new functionality for COMSOL Multiphysics and its add-on products, most notably the Ray Optics Module.
  • Implement technical specifications either by writing Java code or by using the COMSOL Physics Builder.
  • Write detailed documentation.
  • Create unit tests and industrially relevant example models.
  • Create industrially relevant applications using the COMSOL Application Builder.
  • Give COMSOL product demonstrations at webinars, workshops, conferences, and meetings with customers.
  • Support the usage of COMSOL Multiphysics by addressing technical concerns, providing guidance, advice, and modeling assistance, through technical support with customers and internal discussions with COMSOL staff.


  • Business oriented and willing to work with other developers on a daily basis.
  • Genuine interest in mathematical modeling, computational physics, and software simulation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • High energy, self-motivated, quick study with flexible nature.


  • A challenging opportunity to expand your knowledge in a wide variety of physics application areas and to work on problems spanning all engineering fields.
  • Highly creative and qualified teams with a diversity of experience.
  • Great career opportunities at a quickly growing high-tech software company.
  • Casual atmosphere in a spacious office, with free access to gym.


  • B.Sc or M.S. in physics, engineering, or applied mathematics.
  • Demonstrated experience with computational modeling.
  • Familiarity with COMSOL Multiphysics is preferred, but not required.

COMSOL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Referenz REF-2831
Stellenbezeichnung Computational Physicist: Optics
Standort Burlington, MA, USA


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