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R&D Engineer

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Date: Jan 5, 2023

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.



ANSYS Mechanical is used by engineers to analyze the structural and thermal physical responses for different environmental conditions. The R&D Engineer will be joining a team which is responsible for developing, maintaining, and improving features that support customization, data management and services within ANSYS Mechanical with usability and performance at the forefront.


The incumbent will be following agile principles to define, implement, test and document features within the ANSYS Mechanical product with other team members. Also, to ensure the quality of the product the incumbent will triage and correct defects.  Some specific responsibilities will be:

  • Develop new and expand on existing features in a mixed code base of C++, C# and Python which will be functional on Windows and Linux platforms
  • Write unit tests and work with testing staff to define integration tests
  • Build an understanding of the code architecture to participate in the maintenance, improvement, and support of the Mechanical product
  • Expand knowledge and use of software technologies to deliver best of class software
  • Communicate with geographically distributed team members


The candidate will be able to demonstrate that they meet these minimal qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science/ Engineering, Mechanical/Civil/Aeronautical Engineering, or equivalent field of study
  • Experience in designing and implementing object-oriented application features using C++ or C#
  • Experience with Python


It is advantageous that the candidate has experience with the following:

  • A passion to create high quality software; a desire to solve complex problems; able to learn quickly while collaborating with a distributed team
  • Meeting timelines with minimal supervision
  • Microsoft Technologies (.NET Framework, COM, ATL)
  • Behavior Driven-Development or similar techniques
  • Microsoft Visual Studio IDE for managing code projects
  • Git version control
  • Clear written and oral communication skills
  • FEA or similar computational techniques


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.


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