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Senior R&D Engineer – OEM-QA LS-DYNA (m/f/d) – HYBRID

Senior R&D Engineer – OEM-QA LS-DYNA (m/f/d) – HYBRID
by Admin on 06-05-2024 at 3:07 pm

Website ANSYS

Summary / Role Purpose

The Senior R&D Engineer (m/f/d) is responsible for the development of software products and supporting systems, in particular for developing the LS-DYNA solver. The Senior R&D Engineer will use advanced technical and problem-solving skills to help the team tackle complex issues, satisfy customer requirements, and accomplish development objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in planning, architecture, and research
  • Performs complex development activities that may require extensive analysis in areas including user experience, software design and solver research
    • Evaluate the performance of the latest software version against very complex finite element models in collaboration with the automotive OEMs and their supporting teams
    • Supports with the diagnostic of numerical differences between versions, understands impact of formulation and numerical methods changes
  • Develops and employs best practices for coding concerning computational efficiency and helps to maintain them through technical reviews and mentoring
  • Performs complex bug verification, release testing and beta support for assigned products
  • Researches problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions
  • Plans, researches, and understands the marketing requirements for a product, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues. Works with strategic customers or proxies to assess needs and develop solutions
  • Works independently with minimal supervision and may take on some planning and mentoring responsibilities
  • Act as a technical subject matter expert in a specific area
  • May be responsible for managing interns or co-ops but typically does not have direct reports

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 5 years’ experience in LS-DYNA, MS with 3 years’ experience in LS-DYNA, or PhD with 1 year experience in LS-DYNA
  • Commercial experience with software design and development methodologies
  • Good knowledge of:
    • General finite element theory and continuum mechanics
    • Numerical analysis with emphasis on nonlinear algorithms
  • Experience in software development in C/C++ or Fortran for computational mechanics or other physics simulation applications
  • Passion for crafting robust and efficient code
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a geographically distributed team combined with the necessary capability to overcome obstacles and to complete assignments independently
  • Fluent in writing and speaking German and English

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Good knowledge of:
    • Parallel algorithms for distributed memory computers
    • Explicit and implicit time integration schemes
    • Any of the following areas: element technology, material mechanics, or contact algorithms
  • Experience in:
    • Crafting robust and efficient code in a complex software environment.
    • Delivering high-quality products in a large-scale commercial software development environment
  • Ability to:
    • Understand customer requirements and tools used in this domain
    • Communicate and interact well with multiple stakeholders (e. g. colleagues, customers, etc.)
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To view the job application please visit careers.ansys.com.

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