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Application Engineer II

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Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Irvine, CA, US, 92602 Austin, TX, US, 78746 San Diego, CA, US, 92121 Irvine, CA, US, 92602 Houston, TX, US, 77094 Austin, TX, US, 78746 San Jose, CA, US, 95134 Houston, TX, US, 77094

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.




Based out of the Ansys Government Initiatives (AGI) office in Colorado Springs, CO or a home office in the Western United States, the Application Engineer (AE) is responsible for helping the AGI sales regions achieve their team goals. An Application Engineer becomes an expert in applying Digital Mission Engineering software (Systems Tool Kit and Orbit Determination Tool Kit) for addressing some of the most challenging Aerospace and Defense problems. The AE operates as part a dynamic team of engineers, software developers and business professionals who assist customers in performing analyses, solving problems, and integrating and deploying custom software solutions. Currently, AGI is searching for experienced candidates with a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the Aerospace and Defense community and who have the technical and interpersonal skills required to do so in our fast-paced work environment.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Lead/Assist in coordinating and executing all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle such as technical discovery, product presentations, demonstrations, and evaluations
  • Provide technical leadership on company product offerings and guidance on increasing sales opportunities
  • As a product expert with one or more Ansys systems and platform products, work with customers to understand their system-level engineering requirements; analyze how to address customers’ requirements using Ansys systems and platform products; articulate Ansys’ value proposition.
  • Develop and implement holistic system-level solutions by leveraging technologies and disciplines such as tool integration, model-based systems engineering, simulation process and data management, design exploration and optimization, and digital mission engineering
  • Collaborate closely with other Ansys Customer Excellence teams and customers to integrate their high-fidelity analytical models in system-level solutions
  • Operate as part of a dynamic team of engineers, software developers and business professionals to assist customers in performing analyses, solving problems, and integrating and deploying custom solutions
  • Collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer requirements into exciting new product features; test new releases of Ansys products on industrial problems
  • Contribute to consulting services and conduct training classes
  • Work in partnership with the sales teams to strategize and execute sales approaches to maximize sales objectives
  • Work onsite with customers to implement software best practices and address real-world problems
  • Design/develop programming user interfaces, automation scripts and integration code in support of customer applications


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience


  • Required education and degree type: BS in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Required minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+2, MS+0
  • Demonstrated use of relevant Ansys software or knowledge of other commercial process integration, optimization, systems engineering, mission simulation, PLM, PDM, SPDM, and CAD software packages
  • Logical problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in writing and speaking English
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, possesses a sense of urgency
  • Projects a professional image and demonstrates business acumen, driven to succeed
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 25% of time
  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environment
  • Communication and collaboration skills necessary to work with other departments, especially sales, marketing, business development, and product development
  • Unable to sponsor for this position


Preferred Qualifications and Skills


  • Preferred education and years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+5, MS+3, or PhD+0
  • Experience in industry, namely in engineering, simulation and/or design processes
  • Programming experience in C, C++, C#, Java, MATLAB, Python, or other scripting languages
  • Demonstrated ability preparing and delivering various engineering-related presentations, both internally and externally
  • DoD Clearances are highly desirable (or the ability and willingness to obtain them)



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.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles