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Senior R&D Engineer

Senior R&D Engineer
by Admin on 10-17-2022 at 1:47 pm

Website ANSYS

Summary / Role Purpose

The Senior R&D Engineer will be part of a team which is responsible for research, design, and implementation of software infrastructure for pre-processing functionality. Key responsibilities are design, development and automation of meshing tools and workflows. The goal is to generalize and expand the functionality into a core foundation for usage throughout Ansys. In this context, it is important that the needs of cloud applications, service-oriented architectures and microservices are considered. Usability aspects including GUI design will be important areas for the successful applicant. A key area is automation, and besides software development skills, it is advantageous with experience in application development and design of specialized workflows. The successful candidate can expect to be engaged in all stages of code and capability planning, and to work closely with other members of the software development team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs development activities that requires knowledge of software design and data structures
  • Design and develop client-side and server-side infrastructure features.
  • Participates in planning, architecture, and research at a project level to facilitate exposure and development of core meshing data structures and infrastructure
  • Employs best practices.
  • Investigate problems discovered by QA or product support and assist to find solutions, collaborating with other developers and the QA/support team

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics with 5 years experience, MS with 3 years’ experience, or PhD with 1 years’ experience
  • Commercial software development experience.
  • Knowledge in data structures, software infrastructure and computer architecture.
  • Experience of GUI/Graphics development
  • Work efficiently in complex mixed language code base, written in C/C++, on Windows and Linux.
  • Participate in and collaborate with other development, documentation, and testing professionals in all phases of the software development life cycle.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Mesh generation, computational geometry, and/or computer graphics algorithm development experience.
  • Keen interest in programming and algorithm development.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience in GPU-, threaded- or distributed parallel programming is an asset.
  • Experience of workflow automation, e.g., from meshing, geometry processing or computer games.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.
  • Self-motivating, taking initiative to resolve issues and working with a sense of urgency.


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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