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R&D Software Engineer (EDA - Semiconductors)

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Date: Sep 4, 2022

Location: Athens, Athens, GR, 11636 Chalandri, GR, 15231

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.


Summary / Role Purpose

The qualified candidate will be responsible for the development, maintenance and validation of electromagnetic simulation software products which are used for the synthesis of key components in state-of-the-art microchips.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs common software development activities (design, implementation, maintenance, testing and documentation) with a focus on the physical representation of advanced microchip design components through parametric cells.
  • Works with a worldwide field engineering team to define microchip manufacturing specifications (Process Design Kit – PDK).
  • Performs basic bug verification, release testing and support for assigned products. Investigates problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics, Computer Science, Physics or equivalent.
  • Python programming experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with shell scripting.
  • Experience with Linux operating system.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • 1-2 years of work experience in semiconductor and/or EDA industries.
  • Exposure to Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems used in Electronics (Synopsys Custom Compiler or similar).
  • Basic understanding of physical layout, semiconductor processes and PDK components.
  • Basic understanding of modeling and electromagnetic simulation concepts for on-chip passive devices.
  • Good background in object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a geographically distributed team.


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.
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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.