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Lead Developer Evangelist

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

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 is the leading developer of engineering simulation software that enables engineers to innovate and create the products of tomorrow. Our software is used to design the aerodynamics of formula 1 cars, reusable 3D printed rockets, next generation chips and autonomous driving systems - allowing engineers to virtually explore the structural, thermal, fluids, optical and electromagnetic performance of their innovations.


We are increasingly seeing our simulation services being used by 3rd party developers as a component in their software solutions and applications. Strategically we are kicking off a journey to build a developer ecosystem that aims to make simulation more pervasive for engineers while extending beyond engineering to many other professionals that could benefit from 3D physics insight. For example, a doctor examining the structural integrity of a 3D printed bone transplant or the blood flow in a patient’s heart.


The Lead Developer Evangelist is responsible for driving awareness and advocacy of the Ansys Developer platform by engaging with key developer communities both online and in-person to provide the resources needed to promote adoption. You'll be responsible for attracting, engaging, and enabling developers to understand how to take full advantage of Ansys technologies like PyAnsys to create new use cases for simulation. You'll act as a subject matter expert on value proposition of the Ansys platform for developers including APIs, Cloud services and 3rd party integrations. In addition to generating excitement with developers externally, you will also be the voice of the community internally helping to expand the functionality of the Ansys platform to meet the evolving needs of developers worldwide. Success will be measured by the number of active developers engaged through our community efforts as well as the volume of horizontal and vertical applications developed using Ansys technologies.


This individual will have a passion for technology and sharing it with other inventors, creators, and app developers - both inside and outside the company. This position requires strong technical acumen as well as the ability to communicate and drive consensus among cross-functional groups to achieve joint goals across a variety of departments, including sales, product management, marketing, development, and customer excellence.




This role includes a variety of responsibilities, all focused on growing the Ansys developer community and application ecosystem. The Ansys Developer strategy must both inspire and educate developers around the world to create innovative solutions to engineering challenges by leveraging the technologies and services that make up the Ansys Developer platform. This role will:

Education & Advocacy:

  • Author developer-focused content in collaboration with marketing which can include but is not limited to technical blogs, documentation, white papers, videos and podcasts
  • Educate developers about the Ansys Developer platform through webinars, tutorials, and how to guides
  • Represent Ansys at developer events, including speaking, sponsoring, and exhibiting at both large conferences and smaller scale events
  • Advocate for the needs of developers within Ansys through the support, training, and regular engagement across the product management, product development and customer success teams

Developer Community:

  • Lead the conversation around the latest technology advancements and best practices in the developer community
  • Engage with and activate the developer community online across GitHub, Twitter, Stack Overflow, and other relevant channels
  • Constantly engage with the Developer community to provide proof points that demonstrate Ansys’ commitment to this space
  • Contribute to relevant open-source projects and foundations in order to increase Ansys visibility and share our experience around developments in our areas of interest
  • Support the Ansys Developer community experience across our digital properties and support forums

Developer Experience:

  • Support the Ansys developer community wherever they are -- on forums, on social media, at conferences, meetups, hackathons, etc.
  • Work directly with key developers at some of our largest customers to co-create new, innovative solutions and services that have real business impact within their industries.
  • Create and nurture relationships with external influencers within key regional and global developer communities.




The Lead Developer Evangelist is a software developer with a passion for technology and an interest in using technology to solve big problems, who loves to interact and speak with other developers.

To be successful in this role, you need:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a similar technical degree preferred
  • 5 years or more of work experience that supports the goals and requirements of this role
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated experience creating and delivering engaging technical presentations to small and large audiences
  • Proven history of creating impactful technical content for blogs, forums, social channels, etc. The desired candidate will be able to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively to different audiences
  • Able to demonstrate solid programming abilities in one or more of the following languages: Python, Java, .NET, and C++
  • Strong ability to collaborate and partner with other functional teams and in international markets to achieve common goals


Other details


  • Strong presence in existing developer communities including influencer status on social media
  • Able to work irregular hours and some weekends to support hackathons, conferences, user groups, and other developer events
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Due to the federally mandated COVID-19 vaccination requirement impacting federal contractors like Ansys, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your start date.  If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws including state and local mandatory vaccination orders.


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


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.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh