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Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.



The successful candidate will join a dynamic team dedicated to the success of Ansys’ application development for computer-aided engineering software.  They can expect to work on exposing simulation capabilities within the Discovery product range to bring new ideas and features to life, building an immersive and intuitive user experience, working closely with product management, UX designers, testers and other development teams.


Ansys Discovery is one of the most exciting software products in engineering today. Recently launched, it has been called “the most impressive software in decades” by the press and “a game changer” by customers. It promises to deliver true digital exploration for every engineer, profoundly changing product development.  This is a great opportunity to join the global leader in engineering simulation and evangelizing the most exciting product in the portfolio.



• Collaborates and communicates with colleagues and teams in a geographically distributed organization

• Uses C++, C#/.NET and related programming languages and related software development technologies on Windows

• Develops and documents unit tests, APIs, and internal productivity tools

• Participates in the software development lifecycle by completing tasks within the requirements of the ANSYS development process

• Handles other job-related duties as may be assigned by management



• Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline

• Strong understanding of C++

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• An ability and desire to learn new skills and to grow as a professional



• Master’s degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline

• Commercial software development experience

• Experience with the Visual Studio IDE, Git, TFS, and related professional development tools

• Experience with Graphics APIs, multi-threading, numerical post-processing

• Experience in Computer-Aided-Engineering software (Finite Element Methods, Finite Volume Methods, etc)

• Experience in C# and the .NET platform


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • 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 of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the 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.  Because 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”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, 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 so our customers can 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 component of the NASDAQ-100.
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