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Lead Application Engineer- Functional Safety

Lead Application Engineer- Functional Safety
by Admin on 12-05-2022 at 2:23 pm

Website ANSYS

Summary / Role Purpose

Join the Ansys Customer Excellence team to partner with our customers to engineer what’s ahead, solve their real-world engineering problems, deploy Ansys software in their design workflows, and grow Ansys’ business. As a hands-on subject matter expert, you will use expert-level engineering knowledge to provide technical pre-sales support, perform professional services and apply your skills to the exciting and critical growth area of functional safety in different industrial domains (e.g. automotive, aerospace, defense, semi-conductors). As a member of a world class functional safety organization, you will help to create safe system designs in the ever more complex, connected, and autonomous automotive and aerospace world.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead in coordinating and executing all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle such as technical discovery, negotiate technical success criteria, product presentations, demonstrations and evaluations. Work independently within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Lead project teams to create differentiating FuSa solutions using Ansys medini analyze; deploy the solutions within customers’ design workflows
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Interact with customers to understand their product design needs and functional safety workflows; analyze how to address customers’ requirements using the leading functional safety support tool Ansys medini analyze, articulate Ansys’ value proposition
  • Consult and advise clients on the system implementation while following applicable safety, quality and cybersecurity standards.  This includes consulting on development of safety cases, safety plans, guidance on processes while utilizing Ansys medini analyze
  • Collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer requirements into exciting new product features; test new releases of Ansys products on industrial problems, develop application best practices
  • Support Ansys field and digital marketing, author conference presentations
  • Contribute to consulting services, conduct introductory and/or intermediate training classes

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required education and degree type: BS or MS or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Embedded System Development, Automotive or Aerospace Systems Engineering
  • Required minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+8, MS+6, or PhD+3
  • Subject matter expert in functional safety
  • Knowledge in industry safety standards   such as  ISO 26262, SAE ARP4761, IEC  61508
  • Knowledge of analysis techniques such as FMEA/ FTA/ FMEDA/ HAZOP/ DFA
  • Logical problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in writing and speaking English
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, possesses a sense of urgency
  • Projects a professional image and demonstrates business acumen, driven to succeed
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 50% of time

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Preferred education and years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+12, MS+10, or PhD+7
  • 4 years of experience in application engineering, customer support, or consulting services type customer facing roles using engineering software
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior business managers and C-level executives
  • Certified automotive functional safety professional or similar certification
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior business managers and C-level executives
  • Experience in model-based design techniques (UML/SysML, Matlab/Simulink or others) and MBSE
  • Knowledge of Ansys medini analyze or another commercial functional safety software
  • Experience in applying tools and technologies for the development, design and analysis (e.g. FMEA/FTA/FMEDA/HAZOP, Validation and Verification, HIL/SIL/MIL, …)
  • Experience in Cybersecurity analysis and related standards like ISO 21434, DO-356A
  • Knowledge in scripting languages like Javascript, Python or similar


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren’t posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren’t about rules and regulations. They can’t just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we’re facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
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