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Lead Application Engineer

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Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.



ANSYS, Inc. seeks Lead Application Engineer to work in Canonsburg, PA and various unanticipated locations.



  • Partner with customers to solve their real-world engineering problems, deploy Ansys software in their design workflows, and grow Ansys’ business.
  • Use advanced-level engineering knowledge to provide technical pre-sales support, perform professional services, and help guide the Ansys product roadmap based on customer requirements.
  • Consult with customers on simulation-based solutions in support of their key business initiatives, lead project teams to create pervasive simulation solutions 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, and provide product presentations, demonstrations and evaluations.
  • Work independently within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Help guide complex sales engagements to successful outcomes using subject matter expertise and industry knowledge.
  • Interact with customers to 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.
  • Lead project teams to create differentiating simulation solutions using the Ansys platform and products; deploy the solutions within customers’ design workflows.
  • Collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to guide the Ansys product roadmap; lead project teams in testing new releases of Ansys products on industrial problems, and 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.
  • Contribute to consulting services, conduct intermediate and/or advanced training classes.



  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Mechanical, Chemical, Aerospace, or Electrical Engineering or a related field of study, and eight (8) years of experience in a related position.
  • Alternate Acceptable Education and Work Experience Requirement: Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Mechanical, Chemical, Aerospace, or Electrical Engineering or a related field of study, and six (6) years of experience in a related position.
  • Work experience or academic coursework must have included:
    • four (4) years of experience in Solution Design and Architecture of enterprise data management applications in one or more of the following areas: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), or Application Lifecycle Management (ALM);
    • three (3) years of experience leading the technical aspects of the software product development process;
    • software programming using technologies Java, J2EE, XSL, ExtJS, AJAX, Spring MVC, JavaScript, Web Services, IoT, C++, or Python;
    • three (3) years of experience providing consulting services, customer support or similar customer facing activities;
    • experience in business process definition and customization;
    • experience completing software upgrades, migrations and integration; and
    • experience providing training to customers on new software releases.
  • Domestic travel required up to 25% of time.


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • 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 leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a 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. 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.
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, empowering our customers to 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 member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
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We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

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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