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Simulation Process Architect - Ansys Minerva (REMOTE)

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Date: Apr 28, 2021

Location: Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Baltimore, MD, US, 21229-9998 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761 Chicago, IL, US, 60699-9208 Cincinnati, OH, US, 45234 Lebanon, NH, US, 03766 Kansas City, MO, US, 64116-9998 Nashville, TN, US, 37203 Atlanta, GA, US, 30304-9998 Lexington, KY, US, 40511-9998 Louisville, KY, US, 40216-9998 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217 Austin, TX, US, 78746 Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15219 Detroit, MI, US, 48233-9998 Boulder, CO, US, 80301 Orlando, FL, US, 32826 Dallas, TX, US, 75260 Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48108 Minneapolis, MN, US, 55401-2002 New York, NY, US, 10001 Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Indianapolis, IN, US, 46222-9998 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104-9998 Cleveland, OH, US, 44114 Washington, DC, DC, US, 20018 Concord, MA, US, 01742

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.


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 subject matter, industry and Ansys solutions expert, you will use advanced-level engineering knowledge to provide technical pre-sales support, perform professional services, and help guide Ansys product roadmap based on customer requirements. You will consult with customers on simulation-based solutions in support of their key business initiatives, lead project teams to create pervasive simulation solutions and mentor junior engineers.​


  • 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
  • Help guide complex sales engagements to successful outcomes using subject matter expertise and industry knowledge​
  • Interact with customers to understand their key business initiatives, product design needs and engineering design workflows; analyze how to address customers’ requirements using Ansys products and platform, articulate Ansys’ value proposition to Executive level audiences​
  • Lead project teams to create differentiating simulation solutions using the Ansys platform and products; deploy the solutions within customers’ design workflows​
  • Mentor junior engineers​
  • Collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to guide Ansys product roadmap; lead project teams testing new releases of Ansys products on industrial problems, develop application best practices​
  • Participate in corporate initiatives to further enhance Ansys technology, processes and people skills​
  • Support Ansys field and digital marketing, author conference presentations​
  • Contribute to consulting services, conduct intermediate and/or advanced training classes​
  • Leverage advanced-level engineering and product development knowledge to implement enterprise-level solutions to enable customers to more effectively utilize simulation technologies throughout their product development and engineering process
  • Work closely with Ansys Solution Architects to understand and implement solutions for transforming customer’s current simulation practices and their usage from the overall product development process towards a managed and well-integrated simulation environment based on Ansys Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM) Platform. 
  • Map customers’ as-is simulation usage in their overall product development process, and propose, design, and implement to-be simulation processes and workflows and business logics to enable customers to effectively and efficiently:
  • Integrate their simulation processes into overall product design process, including traceability of simulation data to product data.
  • Manage their simulation data and processes
  • Increase productivity of simulation engineers by providing relevant input data and access to compute resources from a single environment
  • Collaborate effectively with all key Ansys and customer stakeholders including sales, product development, project management, implementation engineers, customer end-users and IT leadership 
  • Actively participate in project planning, design brainstorm sessions and scrum meetings
  • Lead/assist in testing the implemented solution in the customer’s environment involving key users from the customer
  • Instruct introductory and/or intermediate training classes on the usage of Ansys SPDM
  • Participate in internal corporate initiatives to further enhance the Ansys SPDM product and/or best practices for using and configuring the product



  • Required education and degree type: BS or MS or PhD in Mechanical/ Aerospace/Electrical Engineering or related field​
  • Required minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+8, MS+6, or PhD+3​
  • 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​
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering practices and product development, experience with building solutions using simulation technology and deploying those solutions within customers’ engineering workflows​
  • Track record of delivering exceptional customer outcomes and revenue impact​
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills​
  • Logical problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in writing and speaking English​
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects which are complex in nature, 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​
  • Ability to analyze business and technical needs, requirements, and the state of a customer’s current engineering and simulation workflows
  • Deep background and broad understanding of various simulation processes and workflows
  • Demonstrated ability to architect simulation processes on complex applications including Multiphysics and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization across multiple industry verticals
  • Demonstrated use of relevant Ansys software or other commercial CAE software packages such as Ansys Workbench, Ansys Mechanical, LS-Dyna, Ansys Fluent, Ansys HFSS, Abaqus, STAR-CCM+, GT Suite, HyperMesh, ANSA, Simulink
  • Advanced skills in scripting/programming languages: Python, C/C++, C#, Visual Basic, Visual C++
  • Self-starter who possesses a sense of urgency, strong organizational and follow-up skills 



  • Preferred minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+12, MS+10, or PhD+7​
  • 4 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​
  • Working technical knowledge in any PLM application
  • Practical work experiences in design, physical test, product development
  • Flexibility and adaptability to learn and understand new technologies
  • Ability to research and debug software-related issues

At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • 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 leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a 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. 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.
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, empowering our customers to 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 member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com


We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

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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