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R&D Engineer II - UX

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Date: Jan 2, 2022

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Lebanon, NH, US, 03766 Concord, MA, US, 01742 Boulder, CO, US, 80301

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 on the User Experience Team in the DBU will have responsibility for implementing designs in the existing WPF Toolkit UI Framework owned by the UX Team, assisting with the transition of designs in the Toolkit into appropriate Ansys products that use the WPF Toolkit, and assisting in the creation of a Web-based UI Framework that is modeled after the WPF Toolkit. The work is fast-paced and challenging; and requires a strong foundation in software development. 



  • Understand the basics of the User Centered Design approach taken by User Experience (UX) designers at Ansys 
  • Have an expectation/willingness to iteratively develop on features/designs in code 
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to work collaboratively with designers to generate controls based on designs 
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to work collaboratively with developers who are consumers of the controls that are created, and provide ongoing support to integrate the controls into the appropriate products 
  • Performs moderately complex development activities, including the design, implementation, maintenance, testing and documentation of software modules and sub-systems 
  • Understands and employs best practices  
  • Performs moderately complex bug verification, release testing and beta support for assigned products. Researches problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions 
  • Works under the general supervision of a development manager and alongside UX professionals 
  • Design, develop and maintain features, according to project requirements and established quality standards 
  • Actively participate in project planning, design brainstorming sessions and team meetings 
  • Conduct feature testing and resolve reported defects 
  • Collaborate with external partners and solution providers 
  • 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, HCI (or related field) with 2 years’ experience developing or MS 
  • Technical knowledge and experience with a UI Framework, such as WPF, including the creation of custom controls based on original designs
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, quickly adapt to new requirements and meet deadlines 
  • Strong team player who thrives in an open and collaborative environment 
  • Ability to learn quickly and to collaborate with others in a geographically distributed team 



  • Previous experience with HTML, javascript, CSS, and other common web languages 
  • Previous experience with Web UI Frameworks and Windows UI Frameworks 
  • Previous experience using testing frameworks that can perform UI, unit, and integration tests on user interface components 
  • Previous experience working closely in a development environment with UX Designers 
  • Previous experience performing user centered design 



Due to the federally mandated COVID-19 vaccination requirement impacting federal contractors like Ansys, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your start date.  If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws including state and local mandatory vaccination orders.


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