R&D Engineer II

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Date: Feb 17, 2024

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13739 


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.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.



The R&D Engineer II contributes to the development of the Mechanical APDL product. In this role, the R&D Engineer II will collaborate with a team of expert professionals to tackle complex issues, satisfy customer requirements and accomplish development objectives. The successful candidate will help design and develop robust, efficient algorithms to accelerate the speed of mechanical FEA simulations.

Ansys is the world leader in engineering simulation. Up to 80% of the cost of a product’s development is determined by the decisions you make early in the design process, and Ansys helps its customers reduce this cost with physical simulation tools to make better decisions quicker. Customers use Ansys simulation products to digitally explore design concepts and test critical design choices early in the product life cycle. 



  • Create innovative, scalable solutions for our customers.
  • Design, implement, and test computational software components targeting the ARM architecture.
  • Lead benchmarking efforts and performance improvements targeting the ARM architecture.
  • Comfortable contributing to (and learning where necessary) anywhere within the full software stack (Compilers, API design, parallel programming, etc.) 
  • Performs moderately complex bug verification, release testing and beta support.
  • Investigate problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions.
  • Works under the general supervision of a development manager.
  • Participates in planning, architecture, and research.



  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related field with 2 years’ experience or MS with 0 years’ experience.
  • Technical knowledge and experience with C/C++, scripting languages such as Python, and parallel programming models (e.g., OpenMP, MPI)
  • Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms.
  • Experience with Linux operating system
  • Experience with development tools such as compilers, Microsoft Visual Studio, CMake, Azure DevOps, GIT.



  • Master's Degree or PhD Preferred
  • Knowledge of modern computer hardware components and processor architectures.
  • Experience delivering high-quality products in a large-scale commercial software development environment.
  • Understanding of customer requirements and tools used in this domain.
  • Knowledge of or experience with CAE.
  • Knowledge of or experience of agile development processes.  
  • Experience with either Microsoft or Amazon cloud environments.
  • Ability to work independently and manage one's time.
  • Passion for crafting robust and efficient code.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to learn quickly and to collaborate with others in a geographically distributed team.


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 in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. 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: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, 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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