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R&D CFD Verification Year in Industry / Student from August 2023 to July 2024

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Date: Jan 29, 2023

Location: Abingdon, GB, OX14 4RW

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


ANSYS Inc is the leading worldwide provider of engineering simulation solutions and has achieved technical and commercial success which is second to none. At the Milton Park, office, the primary mission is the development of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software as well as the provision of technical support to customers. We offer the opportunity to join a leading edge software company with a highly skilled and professional workforce which develops market leading CFD products. 


In the summer of 2023 we will have a vacancy in our Milton Park office for a 12 month placement within the Fluids product development testing team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a team of highly skilled engineers. This role is only available to current students who are eligibile to work in the UK. Salary is £22,000 pa. 


This position provides an ideal opportunity to gain insight and experience in a commercial CFD environment. You would gain experience in all aspects of the software including mesh generation, physics pre-processing, solver and post-processing.


The testing team is responsible for testing the ANSYS CFX software, other ANSYS software components and managing acceptance testing for each release of the products.


  • Software testing engineer assigned to the Testing Team in the UK office.
  • Approximately half of the job involves the following subtasks:
    • Test the software effectively providing high quality feedback to developers on how to improve the software quality, within the appropriate timescales.
    • Gaining a thorough knowledge of the software under test, an understanding of how it may be used by customers and of CFD.
    • Gaining knowledge of development tools and operating systems.
    •  Working on verification and validation of new models in the solver.
  • Other aspects of the post include:
    • Assisting in the production of test specifications, requiring knowledge and skill in the software application to be tested, together with a thorough understanding of CFD. It also requires some understanding of the likely problematic areas in the software.
    • Gaining knowledge of the automated testing systems and using it to develop new tests for the products being tested.
    •  Gaining scripting experience.
    •  To carry out acceptance testing specifications. This involves the creation and performance of acceptance test specifications, including installations, licensing, regression tests and manual testing.


In addition there will be the opportunity to do specific projects aimed at helping you attain your academic qualification. Appropriate time during your placement will be allocated to allow you to work on such projects.


This placement will give the successful applicant valuable experience in commercial engineering software within a dynamic team environment.


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate in an engineering discipline – aeronautical, mechanical or chemical.
  • Experience in one or more programming languages (for example C/C++, C#, Jscript, Python, FORTRAN) is desirable.
  • An interest in engineering simulation software (CFD)
  • An inquisitive, pro-active and methodical approach to work.
  • Ability to work on your own as well as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to tackle difficult tasks, taking them to their logical conclusion.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
The successful candidate will be hardworking, capable of working under pressure and able to work on his or her own initiative when required, or as part of a team. Good communications skills are essential.  


Other Job Requirements:

  • General Office Environment.
  • Should be able to work on the phone and computer for an extended period of time. 


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

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.