Principal Application Engineer

Date: Feb 17, 2024

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48108

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13696 


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.



ANSYS, Inc. seeks Principal Application Engineer to work in Ann Arbor, MI



•    Partner with our customers to engineer what's ahead, solve real-world engineering problems, deploy Ansys software and solutions in design workflows, and grow Ansys’ business. 

•    Use advanced-level engineering knowledge to provide technical pre-sales support, perform professional services, and help guide Ansys product roadmap based on customer requirements. 

•    Consult with customers on simulation-based solutions in support of their key business initiatives, architect pervasive simulation solutions, lead project teams, and mentor junior engineers. 

•    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. 

•    Be a recognized industry / technology expert within and outside of Ansys.  

•    Help guide complex sales engagements to eksuccessful outcomes using subject matter expertise and industry knowledge. 

•    Establish as a trusted advisor to multiple customers; understand their key business initiatives, product design needs and engineering design workflows.

•    analyze how to address customers’ requirements using Ansys products and platform, articulate Ansys’ value proposition to Executive level audiences. 

•    Architect differentiating simulation solutions using the Ansys platform and products.

•    lead project teams to develop and deploy the solutions within customers’ design workflows. 

•    Collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to guide Ansys product roadmap. 

•    Mentor junior engineers and lead project teams testing new releases of Ansys products on industrial problems, develop application best practices. 

•    Participate in corporate initiatives to further enhance Ansys technology, processes and people skills. 

•    Support Ansys field and digital marketing, author conference presentations, drive academic/industrial partnerships. Contribute to consulting services, conduct advanced training classes.


•    Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Mechanical, Chemical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, or a related field of study, and Ten (10) years of experience in an engineering software role.
•    Alternate Acceptable Education and Work Experience Requirement: Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Mechanical, Chemical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, or a related field of study, and twelve (12) 

•    Work experience or academic coursework must have included: 
•    Knowledge of relevant Ansys software or other commercial CAE, CAD, and PLM software packages; 
•    Knowledge of engineering practices and product development; 
•    Experience building and deploying solutions using simulation technology; 
•    Experience managing multiple complex projects.
•    Ability to travel domestically up to 25% of time
•    Additional work location information: Telecommuting permitted.  Must be able to travel to customer sites in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area.


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. Together as One Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.


Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what’s next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with 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. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.


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.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, U.K.).

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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.



Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit