Lead R&D Engineer- GUI (C++/QT) f/m

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Date: Sep 4, 2023

Location: Madrid, M, ES, 28020 Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, FR, 06560 Montigny le Bretonneux, FR, 78180 La Farlede, FR, 83210 Milan, IT, 20124 FRA Home City, FR Villeurbanne, FR, 69100 Toulouse, FR, 31100 Aix en Provence, FR, 13545 Chalandri, GR, 15231 Abingdon, GB, OX14 4RW

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 12414 


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

The Lead R&D Engineer leads the design and development of software products and supporting systems. In this role, the Lead R&D Engineer will use expertise to develop strategic plans, refine requirements and provide technical leadership in achieving development objectives. We are seeking a talented individual to join our team in advancing the capabilities of our EnSight scientific visualization system and Nexus platform to further engineering discovery. In this role, you will develop scalable and intuitive visual experiences for a range of environments, from desktop to web to cloud-based platforms. Working alongside other development experts, product management, and testers, you will play an important role in delivering visualization solutions for our customers. If you are a motivated individual with a passion for engineering and science, then we want to hear from you.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads planning, architecture, or research at a project level
  • Coordinates product design and development activities requiring extensive analysis in areas such as user experience, software design and solver research. Acts as a technical reference within a group or product
  • Develops and employs best practices and maintains them through technical reviews and mentoring
  • Performs complex bug verification, release testing and beta support across multiple products.  Research problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions, collaborating with the QA/support team
  • Researches and understands the marketing requirements for products, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues. May work with strategic customers or proxies to assess needs and develop solutions
  • Operates without direct supervision and may function as a team leader, project manager, or software architect  
  • May be responsible for line management of a small technical team but primary duties are of an individual technical nature


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 
  • Significant commercial experience with software design and development methodologies, especially C++ object-oriented design.
  • Significant technical experience designing and implementing graphical user interfaces for desktop platforms, especially using Qt or other cross-platform toolkits.
  • Proven track record of crafting robust and efficient code


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent technical knowledge and commercial experience with designing and implementing complex graphical user interfaces with Qt and other web front-end frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue.
  • Strong proficiency with C++, Python, and JavaScript. Familiarity with web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and WebSockets.
  • Experience with 3D graphical frameworks such as OpenGL, WebGL, Unity, Unreal, Babylon.js, etc.
  • Experience leading projects and delivering high-quality products in a large-scale commercial software development environment
  • Ability to translate business needs into development plans
  • Ability to overcome obstacles and drive projects to completion
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams and geographies, and to mentor junior developers
  • Passion for learning new technologies and frameworks and staying up to date with industry trends and best practices.



Req: 12414


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.