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R&D Engineer II - Software Developer

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Date: Jan 8, 2022

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.




The R&D Engineer II will be part of a team which is responsible for research, design, and implementation of pre-processing functionality. Key responsibilities are to maintain and expand core meshing infrastructure and data structures. The initial focus will be Ansys Mechanical but the goal is to generalize and expand the functionality into a core foundation of our meshing infrastructure for usage in a wider context within Ansys. Central topics will be the enhancement of mesh data storage and mesh data transfer mechanisms between different applications, e.g., between pre-processors, solvers, and post-processors. In this context, it is important that the needs of cloud applications, service-oriented architectures and microservices are considered. It is expected that this role also will include exposure and development of pre-processing utilities. The successful candidate can expect to be engaged in all stages of code and capability planning, and to work closely with other members of the software development team. 



  • Performs development activities that requires knowledge of software design and data structures 

  • Develops in-core and out-of-core data-structures 

  • Design and develop client-side and server-side infrastructure features.

  • Participates in planning, architecture, and research at a project level to facilitate exposure and development of core meshing data structures and infrastructure 

  • Employs best practices. 

  • Investigate problems discovered by QA or product support and assist to find solutions, collaborating with other developers and the QA/support team. 

  • Works in collaboration with the direct supervisor to improve and extend the core meshing data structures and infrastructure 



  • BS in engineering, Computational Geometry or Mathematics, with 2 years’ experience, or MS

  • Expertise in mesh generation or computational geometry 

  • Knowledge in data structures and software infrastructure 

  • Working knowledge of software development 

  • Knowledge with C / C++ 



  • Keen interest in programming and algorithm development. 

  • Experience in scripting languages like python 

  • Strong analytical skills.  

  • Ability to overcome obstacles 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams and geographies 


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