Summer 2024 PyAnsys Intern (BS or MS) Canonsburg, PA HQ

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13191 


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.


Summary / Role Purpose:

Join the Ansys Student Internship Program to apply your education to solve real world engineering problems, advance career skills and experience work at Ansys. This role involves assisting in constructing containers for PyAnsys solutions and modules and documenting these processes for a broader audience.


This is an extended 8 month role starting in May 2024 and ending in December 2024. Please confirm with your university that you can meet these requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and construction of containers for PyAnsys solutions and modules, using containerization technologies like Docker. 
  • Document the containerization process and best practices in a clear, comprehensive manner for internal and external consumption.
  • Test the containers to ensure they function as expected across different environments and troubleshoot any issues that arise.
  • Participate in team meetings and reviews to discuss containerization strategies, challenges, and upcoming tasks.
  • Work closely with other Ansys teams to ensure the containerized solutions integrate well with other systems and platforms.
  • Contribute to the deployment and management of PyAnsys containers within Kubernetes clusters to ensure the solutions are scalable and reliable.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or another related technical discipline is preferred.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship by Ansys
  • Ready to work at the advertised location without requiring relocation assistance by Ansys
  • Motivated to learn. Strong problem solving, communication and time management skills
  • Demonstrated skills in writing, understanding, and presenting in fluent English


Preferred Qualifications and Skills 

  • Knowledge of computer languages – Java, C/C++
  • Proficiency in Containerization - Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker is essential.
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes for container orchestration is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Linux OS and general understanding of IT hardware and systems
  • Knowledge in Ansys Mechanical, LS-Dyna, Abaqus, Nastran, etc or any open source finite element software
  • Experience with preprocessing tools for simulations such as Ansys products, Ansa, Hypermesh, etc.
  • Currently enrolled as an engineering graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) in an accredited United States university. Ph.D. students should be entering third year or beyond of their program. Minimum 3.0 GPA.


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. Together as One Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.


Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what’s next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


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 working with 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. 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 a lower cost.


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.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, U.K.).

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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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