Principal R&D Engineer

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Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: Austin, TX, US, 78746 San Jose, CA, US, 95134

Company: Ansys

 Requisition #: 14659 


Our Mission: Powering Innovation That Drives Human Advancement  


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. 


Innovate With Ansys, Power Your Career.  



  • The Principal R&D Engineer will contribute to the development of software products and supporting systems.  •    Collaborate with a team of expert professionals to understand customer requirements and accomplish development objectives. 
  • Perform moderately complex development activities, including the design, implementation, maintenance, testing and documentation of software modules and sub-systems. 
  • Perform moderately complex bug verification, release testing and beta support for assigned products. 
  • Research problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions. 
  • Understand the marketing requirements for a product, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues. 
  • Can supervise other team members and own critical roles and responsibilities for product portfolio



  • Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field of study.    
  • Alternate Acceptable Education and Work Experience Requirement: Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science or a related field of study, and three (3) years of experience in a related position. 
  • Work experience or academic coursework must have included: 
  • Experience in C++, object oriented programming, C++11/14 standards, and design patterns; 
  • Experience in the Linux operating system; 
  • Experience with data structures, algorithms, and debugging; 
  • Experience with ASIC power grid simulations for IR drop and electromigration analysis or similar computational/simulation methods in mechanical and fluids domain; 
  • Experience with Python based software development; 
  • Experience with understanding fundamental concepts in electronic design at gate level or transistor level;
  • Experience with software design and development involving multiple engineers 
  • Additional work location information: May permit telecommuting from home office.


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. We are ONE Ansys. We operate on three key components: the commitments to our stakeholders, the behaviors of how we work together, and the actions of how we deliver results. 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: Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplace globally and in the U.S., Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (Belgium, China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and 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: Austin

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