Optics Engineering Intern

Formlabs, Somerville, MA

We’re Reinventing 3D Printing

To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring groundbreaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.

Our growing R&D Engineering team is a mix of mechanical, systems, electrical, optics, and software engineers. We are the mad scientists that develop and improve Formlabs products. Our team works closely with other engineering teams to research and develop our next-generation printers and materials. We use engineering, physics, and experimentation to turn goop into beautiful and accurate parts.

Do you imagine how to make a complex laser system work better? Do you want to make something that hasn't been done before? We want you to join our team as an Optical Engineering Intern.

 The Job:

  • Create new 3D printing paradigms using novel optical mechanisms and computing techniques - from developing new optical systems architectures to optimizing and validating galvanometer control algorithms
  • Design and run your experiments to inform and develop improvements in software, hardware or manufacturing
  • Tackle complex and open-ended problems across multiple engineering disciplines
  • Evaluate current printer performance and identify areas for improvement
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to implement improvements to current products 


  • A mix of software and hardware skills
  • Can autonomously research, report results, and make recommendations for next steps
  • Have experience with design of experiments (DOE) and data analysis
  • Have experience working with sensors, actuators, electromechanical systems, and optical systems
  • Understand programming and scientific computing, ideally Python or C++

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.

About Formlabs

We’re a passionate team of engineers, designers, and problem-solvers. Started out of MIT in 2011, Formlabs now employs over 250 people across offices in Germany, Japan, and China. We're committed to bringing powerful and accessible fabrication tools into the creative hands of professionals around the world. With the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs, Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark in professional 3D printing for professionals from a variety of industries. We also develop high-performance materials in-house, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software like PreForm and Dashboard. We believe in what we do, and we’re excited about creating powerful tools that change the way we work and live.

Want to learn more about Formlabs? Visit Formlabs's website.