Manager Application Engineering - ADAS/AD (m/f/d) - REMOTE

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Date: Nov 10, 2023

Location: Ismaning, DE, D-85737 DEU Home City, DE FRA Home City, FR

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13322 


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

Join the Ansys Customer Excellence team to manage a talented team of application engineers, solve customers’ real-world engineering problems, deploy Ansys AVX software in their design workflows, and grow Ansys’ autonomy business. In this role, you will manage a team of engineers delivering technical application engineering support and professional services and will help translate customer requirements into exciting new product features for our Autonomy solutions. As a manager (m/f/d) of an application engineering team working for the ADAS industry, you will have the opportunity to work with OEMs, mobility providers and Tier 1 suppliers across the world with the objective to deliver and deploy autonomous vehicle simulation software that balances time-to-market, cost, and quality.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of application engineers in one product area in executing all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle such as technical discovery, product presentations, demonstrations, evaluations, and deployments to drive software sales in new accounts and expand in existing accounts
  • Conduct annual performance review for team members
  • Engage with key customer stakeholders to establish the Ansys value proposition, understand their product design needs, develop and implement best simulation practices to improve customer productivity
  • Partner with sales managers to review opportunities, forecast, build pipeline, prioritize engineering resources, develop ideas and support execution of new business growth initiatives
  • Lead and participate in the development and mentoring of team members, including, but not limited to, providing the team with effective guidance to support key goals, recruiting top talent, establishing cross product / sub-region collaboration, and professional growth
  • Contribute to continuous process improvement, suggest and/or lead process improvement initiatives, and lead the effective implementation of resulting changes within the team
  • Create a collaborative and inclusive environment for the team to work with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer requirements into exciting new product features, test new releases of Ansys products on industrial problems and measure progress
  • Manage team members to contribute to Ansys consulting services and field and digital marketing
  • Practice and promote One Ansys culture


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required education and degree type: BS or MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Robotics, Automated Driving or Physics
  • Required minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+8, MS+5, or PhD+3
  • Demonstrated use of relevant Ansys software or knowledge of other commercial CAE, or driving simulation software
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, logical problem-solving, fluent in writing and speaking English
  • Projects a professional image, fosters teamwork, and demonstrates business acumen
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 25% of time
  • Expertise in Software in the loop (SiL) and Hardware in the loop (HiL) systems and sub-systems
  • Understanding of at least one of the following sensor types: camera, lidar, radar
  • Understanding of a relevant physics discipline such as optics, or microwave engineering
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience using simulation for automated vehicle development


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Preferred education and years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+10, MS+8, or PhD+6
  • 5 years of experience as an application engineer, customer support, or engineering services type customer facing roles requiring application of engineering software.  
  • Familiar with Agile development methodologies and test-driven development
  • Understanding of machine learning as applied to perception and/or decision-making algorithms.
  • Familiarity with both “Safety by Design” & “Safety by Validation” concepts
  • Understanding of parallel/distributed and cloud simulation.
  • Familiarity with ASAM OpenX standards for validation of autonomous driving functions


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.

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