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R&D Engineer II (Full Stack JavaScript Developer) *REMOTE or OFFICE/HYBRID*

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Date: Jan 6, 2023

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.


Summary / Role Purpose: 

The trends driving digital transformation require high-performance computing beyond the on-premises capabilities of most businesses. Ansys is building a cloud-based solution to make it possible for anyone to benefit from virtually limitless computing power and by allowing management of their complete Ansys Simulation & CAD/CAE developments in the cloud. 


The R&D Engineer II contributes to the development of software products and supporting systems. In this role, the R&D Engineer II will collaborate with a team of expert professionals to understand customer requirements and accomplish development objectives. 


You will engage in very large-scale software development activities while interacting with colleagues in small cross-functional teams. You will be part of the Agile working model that ensures effective collaboration. As a skilled software expert your colleagues will rely on you to address common challenges as you deploy reliable, robust software. If this resonates with you, join the team that will enable disruptive technology for Cloud Computing for Simulation. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Performs moderately complex development activities, including the design, implementation, maintenance, testing and documentation of software modules and sub-systems. 

  • Proposes and implements novel solutions, think "outside the box" and let your ideas be known.     

  • Writes testable, readable, scalable, clean and efficient code and participates in code reviews.  

  • Participates in Agile process meetings. Interacts constructively with colleagues, provides constructive feedback and insight to support the team goals. 

  • Understands and employs best practices to convert customer requirements into scalable designs. 

  • Performs moderately complex bug verification, release testing and beta support for assigned products. Research problems discovered by QA or product support and develop solutions. 

  • Understands the marketing requirements for a product, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues. 

  • Works under the general supervision of a development manager. 


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience:  

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field of study.   

  • A minimum of 3 years of working experience developing commercial enterprise software.  

  • Experience in designing and developing scalable services using JavaScript stack (node.js and express) or Python 

  • Experience with developing web applications using JavaScript/TypeScript and Angular or React framework. 

  • Experience with large project development and deployment on AWS.  

  • In-depth understanding of Microservices, Web architecture, gRPC, and Web APIs such as RESTful. 


Preferred Qualifications and Skills:  

  • MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field of study.  

  • Familiarity with enterprise software development best-practices, Git, Linux, Continuous integration and Continuous deployments.  

  • Familiarity with NoSQL or RDBMS database technologies.   

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.  

  • Ability to learn quickly and to collaborate with others in a geographically distributed team.


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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