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R&D II - Software Security Analyst *Remote*

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Date: Nov 14, 2022

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Apex, NC, US, 27523 Austin, TX, US, 78746

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 position will facilitate automated application security testing using a variety of security tools and evaluate the test results for prioritization using best practices and standard processes.  Also work closely with Product Creation Management, Development Teams, IT, Audit and Legal Teams to ensure secure and safe Ansys software release distributions.   



  • Security testing of software components and product distributions to identify security vulnerabilities.
  • Work closely with product teams reviewing security scans and remediation of security vulnerabilities
  • Facilitate timely detection and resolution of security vulnerabilities in Third-Party and Open-Source software
  • Scan software release distributions for potential security threats
  • Assist with Incident Response System for quick response to security issues
  • Document processes and support internal and external audits
  • Facilitate promotion and training of development staff in secure coding practices
  • Assist in the design and implementation of security solutions


  • BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 2 years’ experience or MS 
  • Good programming language skills in C/C++, Java or C#
  • Proficient in one or more scripting languages such as Python, Ruby or PowerShell
  • Familiarity with source code and build management tools such as Git, Azure DevOps
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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


  • Knowledge and experience working with automated SAST and SCA scanning tools such as Coverity and FlexNet Code Insight
  • Experience integrating security tools within CI/CD models
  • Experience with open-source security risk assessment and management
  • Experience in conducting vulnerability assessments and articulating security issues to technical and non-technical audience
  • Experience in a large-scale commercial software development environment 


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