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Python Software Engineer
San Francisco, CA, USA

Job Title

Python Software Engineer

Job Description

Simpetus is seeking a software engineer to add multithreading support for the open-source, electromagnetic simulation package Meep ( with Python API. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced technology-startup environment at the forefront of computational science and engineering and high performance computing. A background in photonics or numerical analysis is not required.


  • Performance optimization (e.g. shared-memory parallelism with OpenMP, SIMD utilization, profiling and improving performance bottlenecks).
  • Work with Meep developers on functionality, debugging, and performance/parallelization issues.
  • Code will eventually be merged into the Meep repository ( and released as free software under GNU GPL.


  • Telecommuting is OK
  • No Agencies Please


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or Software Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years experience developing C/C++ and Python applications related to technical computing, performance optimization, or parallelization.
  • Experience with inter-language calling between Python and C/C++.
  • Authorization to work in the US.

About the Company

Simpetus is an early-stage photonics simulation startup out of MIT and based in San Francisco with seed-stage funding ($1M+) through NSF awards. Researchers at Simpetus recently released a manuscript which describes a machine-learning framework for efficiently running massively-parallel physical simulations using cloud-based MPI clusters:

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