R&D Engineer II - Computational Mechanics

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Date: Jun 8, 2024

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Company: Ansys

 Requisition #: 14439 


Our Mission: Powering Innovation That Drives Human Advancement  


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys. 


Innovate With Ansys, Power Your Career.  



The R&D Engineer II will be in an integrated and dynamic Mechanics Business Unit (MBU) product creation team, responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining state of art capabilities in structural Finite Elements and advanced simulation procedures.  In this role, the R&D Engineer II will collaborate with a team of expert professionals to understand customer requirements and accomplish development objectives. To be considered for this position,  successful candidates must  have an in-depth understanding of Finite Element Methods and other Computational Mechanics principles, strong programming skills, adequate academic or industrial experience in the related fields, and ability to work efficiently in a collaborative team environment.



•    Conduct regular literature review and develop / enhance general structural analysis algorithms and Finite Element formulations.
•    Perform routine maintenance of core structural features, including structural elements and nonlinear simulation procedures (e.g., Rezoning and Nonlinear Adaptivity).  Main responsibilities include defect resolution,  performance assessment and enhancement,  and high level technical support.
•    Design and develop efficient, robust, and customer oriented structural simulation features, according to project requirements and established quality standards.
•    Participate in product integration across business units to consolidate and migrate relevant structural simulation technologies, designs, and implementations.
•    Create development/Unit testing of new features.
•    Prepare product references, release documentation, demonstration manuals, and other technical / marketing materials.
•    Actively participate in team project planning, design sessions,  and other team function.
•    Interact with project teams across business units to address corporate project requirements.



•    BS in Mechanical, Civil Engineering, or related field with 2 years’ experience or MS.
•    Commercial experience of software packages with various usages of nonlinear finite element analysis and contact applications or other numerical analysis software.
•    Strong scientific programming background in development & application of finite element analysis techniques is required.
•    Proficiency in FORTRAN, C/C++, Python, Microsoft Visual Studio environment, highly motivated with a strong work ethic.



•    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or Aerospace Engineering.
•    Strong scientific programming skills and experience in the implementation of Finite Element Analysis techniques.
•    Technical knowledge and experience with object-oriented programming, scripting languages, data structures and algorithms.
•    Experience in coupled physics analysis, composite simulations, damage and material modeling, and Computational Geometry.
•    Ability to work well with peers and all levels of management.
•    This position requires the ability to work in a geographically distributed development environment and requires excellent communication skills.


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential. We are ONE Ansys. We operate on three key components: the commitments to our stakeholders, the behaviors of how we work together, and the actions of how we deliver results. Together as ONE Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement. 


Our Commitments: 

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper


Our Values: 

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what's next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions: 

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive. 


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 working with 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. 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 a lower cost. 


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. 

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplace globally and in the U.S., Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (Belgium, China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and U.K.). 

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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