R&D Engineer II

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Date: Feb 5, 2024

Location: Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Apex, NC, US, 27523 Champaign, IL, US, 61820 Beltsville, MD, US, 20805 Austin, TX, US, 78746 Atlanta, GA, US, 30324 Seattle, WA, US, 98121 Houston, TX, US, 77094 Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48108 Troy, MI, US, 48084 Boulder, CO, US, 80301 Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13595 


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.


The R&D Engineer II contributes to the development of software products and supporting systems. In this role, the R&D Engineer II will collaborate with a team of expert professionals to understand customer requirements and accomplish development objectives. The R&D Engineer II will join a team of engineers, physicists, and computer scientists developing high performance, asymptotic electromagnetic simulators for antenna radiation, scattering, and propagation problems, including existing products (HFSS) and novel products targeting automotive radar, wireless communications, and new application domains. The R&D Engineer II will collaborate with members of the asymptotics team and multi-disciplinary teams across the company to develop, test, and deploy cutting edge simulation products.



  • Performs moderately complex development activities, including the design, implementation, maintenance, testing and documentation of software modules and sub-systems
  • Understands and employs best practices
  • Performs moderately complex bug verification, release testing and beta support for assigned products. Researches problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions
  • Understands the marketing requirements for a product, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues
  • Works under the general supervision of a development manager
  • Performs software development for commercial-grade EM simulators based primarily on C++, supplemented with Python and MATLAB scripting and prototyping
  • Performs problem solving, model development, and algorithm design in computational electromagnetics, ray tracing, radar signal processing, and scientific visualization, with an emphasis on shooting-and-bouncing rays method
  • Performs maintenance and improvement of automated software build and testing systems, with emphasis on software quality
  • Provides written and oral communication within and across teams, including in-person and virtual presentations
  • Provides occasional customer support in situations demanding more detailed technical consultation



  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related field with 2 years’ experience or MS/PhD
  • Working experience with scientific or engineering software development for physics-based simulation, physics-based model development, algorithm development.            


  • Technical knowledge and experience with C++ (strongly preferred), numerical analysis, and some combination of Python, MATLAB, object-oriented design, and general purpose scripting
  • MS or PhD in engineering, physical science, or applied mathematics. Will consider BS based on skills and experience.
  • Background in electromagnetics. Physics, applied math, or other similar background also considered as alternative.
  • Experience with GPU coding to accelerate numeric computations.
  • Signal processing experience or coursework.
  • Experience using software configuration management systems, such as Git.
  • Experience in a large-scale commercial software development environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and to collaborate with others in a geographically distributed team



  • Evanston, IL or Champaign, IL preferred. Will consider other Ansys North America locations based on experience and demonstrated ability to work independently.


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.).

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.



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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