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Senior R&D Engineer Cloud

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Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Cambridge, GB, CB1 7EG Abingdon, GB, OX14 4RW Horsham, GB, RH12 2RG UK Home City, GB Sheffield, GB, S1 2JE

Company: Ansys


Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where Ansys software played a critical role in its creation. 


The Materials Science Business Unit within Ansys, formerly Granta Design Ltd, is the leader in materials information technology – software, information resources, and services to advance materials education, and to enable better, greener, safer products.


We are looking for talented software engineers with experience in developing cloud based solutions. You will be developing the server-side components of our flagship product, Granta MI (the leading system for materials information management).


Developing mostly in C# /.NET, you will be part of a team of 5-8 developers and QA engineers working in collaboration with a wider team of developers, technical documentation specialists and product managers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Perform complex development activities that may require extensive analysis to extend the capabilities of Granta MI
  • Employ best practices and help to maintain them through technical reviews and mentoring
  • Lead the design and writing of clean, maintainable, and well tested code (primarily in C#)
  • Perform complex bug verification, release testing and beta support for assigned products
  • Research problems discovered by QA or product support and develop solutions
  • Understand the marketing requirements for a product, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues, and may work with strategic customers or proxies to assess needs and develop solutions


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Have a first-class or upper second-class honours degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Science or Mathematics (or related field)
  • Have significant professional software development experience and experience of modern software development methodologies


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • A high level of technical competency in C# and a detailed understanding of the .NET framework
  • Understanding and experience of applying modern software best practices
  • An ability to design and write clean, maintainable code.
  • Ability to learn quickly and to collaborate with others in a geographically distributed team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in the following would be advantageous (but are not requirements)
    • Profiling and optimization
    • ASP.Net
    • Experience of large-scale commercial software development