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Senior R&D Engineer- Geometric Algorithms

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Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Company: Ansys

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.



The Senior Software Engineer researches and implements geometric algorithms and application infrastructure for SpaceClaim Engineer and Ansys Discovery. The role will help to advance the products’ CAD-to-simulation and Additive Manufacturing capabilities utilizing its direct modeling environment. This position requires working in an autonomous environment and enjoying exploring new ways of solving unique, complex problems.



* Writes, codes, tests and analyzes 3D geometric algorithms, system level functions and applications in support of SpaceClaim Engineer, Ansys Discovery and its integration into ANSYS Simulation products
* Researches and explores new geometric algorithms for GPU based and other massively parallel architectures
* Participates in an agile team, synthesizing product requirements into actionable development tasks and assisting with testing strategies
* Recommends and performs software improvements and upgrades
* Provides reports on progress against benchmarks for assigned program development and implementation projects
* Assists in developing and maintaining user manuals, guidelines and application documentation



* BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 5 years’ experience, MS with 3 years’ experience, or PhD with 1 year experience

* Commercial experience with software design and development methodologies
* Significant development experience in differential  geometry of curves and surfaces
* Significant development experience in Boundary Representation Solid Modeling
* Good knowledge of parallel algorithms in computer graphics
* Exceptional analytic and problem-solving skills
* Ability to function in a team environment with an appreciation of aggressive goals
* Energy, creativity, and a desire to succeed



* PhD in mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering is a plus
* Knowledge of Engineering Simulation and ANSYS products
* Experience working for CAD companies and other CAD products
* Understanding and past experience in an agile development environment

* Experience with Subdivision Surface

* Good communication and interpersonal skills

* Ability to work collaboratively in a geographically distributed team



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: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver