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Senior Application Engineer (m/f/d)

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Date: May 4, 2022

Location: Darmstadt, DE, D-64295 Weimar, DE, D-99423 Hannover, DE, D-30173 Stuttgart, DE, D-70565 Berlin, DE, D-10963 Otterfing, DE, D-83624 DEU Home City, DE Ismaning, DE, D-85737

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 Senior Application Engineer is responsible for leveraging advanced-level functional safety knowledge and relationships to help customers solving complex safety process problems using Ansys software and to support regional accounts with significant impact on software revenue. The role encompasses all the technical support of our customers, the provision of technical credibility in supporting sales campaigns and the delivery of professional services in customer engagements. The specialization is within the Functional Safety application group, with potentially cross-discipline solution aspects.This is a temporary assignment for an employee who is on maternity leave.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply advanced safety process expertise and knowledge of functional safety and security standards to provide highest level technical support to customers and Channel Partners, ensuring high-quality, timely customer service that results in improved customer satisfaction and productivity.
  • Own the customer problems, proactively engage with selected accounts to provide comprehensive functional safety and security solutions. Work independently and contribute to all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle, interact with customers to understand their process and functional safety needs and articulate Ansys’ value proposition.
  • Instruct intermediate and/or advanced training classes. Scope and deliver professional services for projects which might include collaborative work with other field engineers in the same or different disciplines.
  • Gather customer requirements to support the improvement of Ansys software and collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer requirements into new product capabilities. Test new releases on industrial problems.
  • Participates in internal corporate initiatives to share knowledge and to create best practices, inside the discipline and cross-disciplines.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required education and degree type: MS in Functional Safety Engineering, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science or related field.
  • 3 years of experience as functional safety engineer or functional safety manager in a relevant industry domain.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety and/or security standards such as but not limited to DO-178C, ARP4761, ISO26262, IEC 61508, EN 50128/EN50657, MIL-STD-882, ISO 21434.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to facilitate and conduct webinars and presentations to customers and to large conference audience.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects which are complex in nature and across diverse teams and locations.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing and presenting in fluent English.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time.
  • Strong ability to self-organize and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Ability to work independently in front of customers but also in a team centric environment.
  • Goal and result driven mindset.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of Ansys functional safety and security solutions (Ansys medini analyze).
  • Additional preferred requirements for the specific position being advertised: Experience using a specific Ansys software? Experience on a specific application / industrial field inside the engineering discipline? Additional language?
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business requirements and translate these into an execution plan that delivers value and meets business goals.
  • Preferred education and years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+3, MS or PhD
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time


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.