Software Development Manager, STK (Systems Tool Kit) - Exton, PA

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Date: Sep 21, 2023

Location: Exton, PA, US, 19341

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 12289 


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.


Summary / Role Purpose

AGI, an Ansys company, is looking for an experienced Software Development Manager to lead one or more commercial software development teams. This role will have supervisory responsibility for five to ten direct reports, and will be fully responsible for the successful planning, development, and release of the software. This position reports to the Director, STK.


This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Personnel Leadership

  • Lead and coach capability development team members, fostering teamwork and individual growth.
  • Provide 1-on-1 coaching and professional development to software developers and subject matter experts.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and support the performance management process.
  • Support hiring and onboarding activities.

Project Management

  • Work closely with Product Management and the Technical Lead to implement the product roadmap.
  • Ensure that work is clearly defined up front and meets the established customer need.
  • Develop project plans, coordinate resources, and turn plans into tasks.
  • Create and manage checkpoint activities throughout the lifecycle of the release.
  • Identify and manage risks.
  • Be accountable for timely releases, containing agreed upon feature sets. Actively work to mitigate any schedule slippages, scope impacts, or quality issues in advance, communicating regularly with stakeholders and other Development leaders.
  • Represent the capability in release planning and status discussions.
  • Be able to recommend scope and trade-offs when required to meet objectives.
  • Collaborate with other teams to prioritize needs.
  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance team to meet quality and release requirements.
  • Work closely with the Documentation team to effectively document the software.
  • Support the development and implementation of project methodology standards.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 8 years’ experience, MS with 6 years’ experience, or PhD with 4 years’ experience
  • 2+ years of software development management experience
  • Great leadership and communication skills
  • Desire to take ownership, work with minimal direction, and drive projects to completion


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong background in C++ programming and software architecture
  • Experience with modeling and simulation software
  • Experience in a large-scale, commercial software organization
  • Broad knowledge of software development management practices


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.).

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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.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia