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Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Darmstadt, DE, D-64295 DEU Home City, DE Berlin, DE, D-10963

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 Lead R&D Engineer (m/f/d) leads the design and development of software products and supporting systems. In this role, the Lead R&D Engineer (m/f/d) will use expertise to develop strategic plans, refine requirements and provide technical leadership in achieving development objectives. 

The Lead R&D Engineer (m/f/d) will join the Ansys structural optimization Research and Development team that creates state of the art software for topology optimization.

The Lead R&D Engineer (m/f/d) will contribute to the development of new methods and algorithms as well as the maintenance and improvement of existing implementations. The spectrum of the work covers the development of consistent mathematical formulations, efficient and robust implementation in the algorithmic library using C++.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads planning, architecture, or research at a project level
  • Coordinates product design and development activities requiring extensive analysis in areas such as user experience, software design and solver research. Acts as a technical reference within a group or product
  • Develops and employs best practices and maintains them through technical reviews and mentoring
  • Performs complex bug verification, release testing and beta support across multiple products.  Research problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions, collaborating with the QA/support team
  • Researches and understands the marketing requirements for products, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues. May work with strategic customers or proxies to assess needs and develop solutions
  • Operates without direct supervision and may function as a team leader, project manager, or software architect  
  • May be responsible for line management of a small technical team but primary duties are of an individual technical nature

 

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Numerical Optimization or Structural Optimization with 8 years’ experience, MS with 6 years’ experience, or PhD with 4 years’ experience
  • Significant commercial experience with software design and development methodologies
  • Proven track record of crafting robust and efficient code

 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent technical knowledge and commercial experience with C++ programming, numerical analysis, numerical optimization and structural optimization
  • Experience leading projects and delivering high-quality products in a large-scale commercial software development environment
  • Ability to translate business needs into development plans
  • Ability to overcome obstacles and drive projects to completion
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams and geographies, and to mentor junior developers

 

CULTURE AND VALUES
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

 
WORKING AT ANSYS
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.