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R&D Engineer II

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Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Austin, TX, US, 78746 Atlanta, GA, US, 30324 Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Houston, TX, US, 77094 Livermore, CA, US, 94551 Champaign, IL, US, 61820 Lebanon, NH, US, 03766

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.



The meshing development unit (MDU) is seeking an experienced R&D engineer to develop start-of-the-art mesh generation software. A successful candidate will be part of a team that is focused on the research, design, and implementation of meshing technologies. The focus of this role will be on unstructured quadrilateral mesh generation. Strong analytical abilities and independent problem-solving skills are needed. Knowledge of data structure and computational geometry is advantageous. This developer can expect to be engaged in all stages of code and capability planning, research, creation, and evolution, and to work closely with other members of the meshing software development team. 



  • Design, create, review, maintain and extend meshing code. 

  • Work efficiently in a complex mixed language code base, written in Python, C/C++, on Windows and Linux. 

  • Employ best practices and help to maintain them through technical reviews and mentoring.  

  • Innovate new meshing algorithms and improve the existing techniques for generating high-quality quadrilateral meshes on complex real-world geometries. 

  • Work with minimal supervision and may take on some mentoring responsibilities. 

  • Participate in and collaborate with other development, documentation, and testing professionals in all phases of the software development life cycle. 



  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics with 2 years’ experience or MS. 

  • Sound knowledge of unstructured quadrilateral mesh generation/optimization methods.   

  • Strong analytical abilities and independent problem-solving skills. 

  • Strong C/C++ programming skills. 



  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics. 

  • Knowledge of unstructured surface/volume mesh generation algorithms. 

  • Knowledge of data structure and computational geometry. 

  • Experience in Java/Python, Visual Studio and Git. 

  • Strong interest in programming and algorithm development. 

  • Passion for crafting robust and efficient code. 

  • Ability to function in a team environment. 

  • Self-motivating, taking the initiative to resolve issues and working with a sense of urgency. 

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. 


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.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh