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Senior Application Engineer, optiSLang - REMOTE

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Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Boulder, CO, US, 80301 Louisville, KY, US, 40216-9998 Lebanon, NH, US, 03766 St. Louis, MO, US, 63182 Indianapolis, IN, US, 46222-9998 Richmond, VA, US, 23232 Lexington, KY, US, 40511-9998 Chicago, IL, US, 60699-9208 Concord, MA, US, 01742 New York, NY, US, 10001 Baltimore, MD, US, 21229-9998 Minneapolis, MN, US, 55401-2002 Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48108 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761 Washington, DC, DC, US, 20018 Austin, TX, US, 78746 Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Dallas, TX, US, 75260

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.



Join the ANSYS Customer Excellence team to partner with our customers to engineer what's ahead, solve their real-world engineering problems, deploy Ansys software in their design workflows, and grow Ansys’ business. As a hands-on subject matter expert, you will use expert-level engineering knowledge to provide technical pre-sales support, perform professional services, and help translate customer requirements into exciting new product features. You will be working within multi-disciplinary teams to create pervasive simulation solutions, advance your industry knowledge, and grow the business impact.​



  • Lead in coordinating and executing all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle such as technical discovery, negotiate technical success criteria, product presentations, demonstrations and evaluations. Work independently within multi-disciplinary teams.​
  • Interact with customers to understand their product design needs and engineering design workflows; analyze how to address customers’ requirements using Ansys products and platform, articulate Ansys’ value proposition​
  • Assist in creating differentiating simulation solutions using the Ansys platform and products; deploy the solutions within customers’ design workflows​
  • Develop competence as a subject matter expert and industry expert​
  • 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, develop application best practices​
  • Support Ansys field and digital marketing, author conference presentations​
  • Contribute to consulting services, conduct introductory and/or intermediate training classes​



  • Required education and degree type: BS or MS or PhD in Mechanical/Chemical/Aerospace/Electrical Engineering or related field​
  • Required minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+5, MS+3, or PhD+0​
  • Demonstrated use of relevant Ansys software or knowledge of other commercial CAE, CAD, EDA, PLM software packages​
  • Subject matter expert in one or more relevant disciplines within Ansys’ business and is/will be sought out for advice by other Ansys engineers​
  • 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​
  • Strong knowledge and experience with multi-physics simulation workflow development, automation, and optimization
  • Experience with Process Integration and Design Optimization platforms and software packages (optiSLang, iSight, modeFrontier, etc).
  • Demonstrated skills in scripting/programming languages: Python, C/C++



  • Preferred minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+8, MS+6, or PhD+3​
  • 2 years of experience in application engineering, customer support, or consulting services type customer facing roles using engineering software ​
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior business managers and C-level executives​
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 50% of time​
  • Experience with Ansys optiSLang
  • Experience with Reduced Order Models, validation and calibration methods
  • Experience with at least one of the Ansys flagship 3D physics simulation products (e.g. Fluent, Mechanical)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects which are complex in nature and coordinate colleagues across diverse teams and locations
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering practices and product development, technology and how these tools are used by our customers
  • Ability to facilitate customer requirements process and then work with customer to build out those requirements


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.
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.

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