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Enterprise Solution Architect

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Date: Jan 2, 2021

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Indianapolis, IN, US, 46222-9998 Dallas, TX, US, 75260 Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48108 Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761

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.



The Ansys Granta Solution Architect is responsible for leveraging Materials Engineering and Product Development knowledge to design enterprise-level solutions to enable customers’ digital transformation primarily thru the deployment of Ansys Materials Lifecycle Management “Granta” technologies and secondarily thru Ansys Simulation technologies throughout the customers’ Research & Development (R&D) and Product Development (PD) process.


This position will work closely with upstream Ansys Technical Pre-Sales Engineers and downstream Implementation Consultants to provide solution crafting, feasibility review, consultative and deployment support in the implementation and integration of Ansys Granta technologies into the customer’s R&D and PD environment, typically integrating with LIMS, CAD, CAE, CAM, PLM, and ERP.


Successful candidates will also work with Ansys product development to understand and influence product capabilities and roadmaps and should have a passion for applying technology to deliver solutions that help customers engineer better products.



•Lead and assist in coordinating and executing solution centric technical activities in the sales pursuit and deployment of Ansys Granta enterprise integrations with LIMS, CAD, CAE, CAM, PLM, and ERP.

•Attend customer technical meetings, provide solution architecture consultative support and/or presentations.

•Analyze business and technical needs, requirements, and the state of a customer’s current infrastructure, technical R&D operations, and engineering workflows.

•Promote Ansys Granta as the materials foundation database to build a customer’s digital transformation that enables accurate design and simulation processes.

•Participate in internal corporate initiatives to further enhance the solution suites, presales/sales enablement and professional growth.

•Articulate the Ansys Platform value proposition (Materials, Process Improvement and Design Optimization (PIDO), Simulation data management).

•Create elegant and useful solutions to solve complex business problems by working across various teams and understanding the needs of customers.

•Be a team player who can collaborate effectively with all key Ansys and customer stakeholders with a range of technical competency, including sales, product development, project management, implementation engineers, software engineers, and end users.



•Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline.

•A minimum of 5 years of experience, including post-BS academic experience, in an engineering environment.

•A minimum of 3 years manager-level or Senior Engineer level work experience as an application engineer, customer support, customer consulting services, or related customer facing activities.

•Experience with enterprise product development systems, e.g. PLM, ERP.

•Experience with one or more scripting or programming languages, preferably including Python, VBA, XSLT, and a demonstrated ability to learn new languages as required.

•Experience as a Business Analyst.

•Knowledge or experience with relevant Ansys software or knowledge of other commercial CAD, CAE, PIDO, tools software packages.

•Familiarity with materials science, materials or mechanical engineering, or other STEM field.

•Is considered a subject matter expert and recognized within the Sector/Country or Division in at least one relevant discipline within our business and is sought out for counsel and advice by other engineers within Ansys and/or by industry experts.

•Demonstrated understanding of engineering practices and product development, technology and how these tools are used by our customers.

•Ability to manage multiple projects which are complex in nature and coordinate colleagues across diverse teams and locations.

•Ability to facilitate customer requirements process and then work with customer to build out those requirements.

•Strong verbal and written communication skills.

•Strong leadership and mentoring skills.



• MS, PhD degree a plus.

• Experience as a Materials Engineer .

• Experience with Granta MI or similar technology.

•A minimum of 5 years manager-level or Senior Engineer level work experience as an application engineer, customer support, customer consulting services, or related customer facing activities.

• A minimum of 6 years of experience in an engineering software environment.

• Must have passion and drive for personal technical excellence and high performance.

• Must have customer service aptitude and maintain customer focus.

• Ability to travel up to 25% (after COVID-19 travel restrictions). 


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.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
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.



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