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Senior Application Engineer f/m

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Date: Dec 31, 2021

Location: Montigny le Bretonneux, FR, 78180 Villeurbanne, FR, 69100

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.

 

SUMMARY

The Senior Application Engineer is responsible for leveraging expert-level engineering knowledge and relationships to support regional accounts with significant impact on software revenue. He also helps customers to solve complex structural engineering problems. Applications are varied and include strength analysis, vibrations, thermal, kinematics as well as rapid dynamics and that for any industry.  This role provides technical pre-sales support throughout the entire sales process, post-sales support to customers and includes active participation to consulting projects. The ability to research problems and find solutions to wide variety of problems is paramount. Position is a key member of a positive, dynamic team of engineers committed to solving complex customer issues.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead in coordinating and executing all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity such as customer meetings and product presentations, demonstrations and evaluations
Work independently to analyze technical needs, requirements, and state of a customers’ current infrastructure, operations, and engineering workflows
Create and demonstrate simulation solutions to streamline customer workflows, in support of the software sales process; sales cycle/process will be broad and complex in nature
Interact with customers to help diagnose issues, as well as research and find solutions to a wide variety of large scope, complex problems, in order to improve customers’ productivity and satisfaction with ANSYS products
Personally own the customer support experience, practice active listening skills and respond positively to situations requiring cooperation, courtesy and tact
Collaborate with product development to improve ANSYS products and the customers’ experience using these products
Participate in internal corporate initiatives to further enhance the solution suites, presales/sales enablement and professional growth; actively participate in the development and mentoring of team members
Instruct intermediate and/or advanced training classes on the usage of ANSYS simulation products
Create elegant and useful solutions to solve complex problems by working across various teams and understanding the needs of our customers
Other duties as assigned


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering or other technical discipline
A minimum of 5 years of experience in an engineering software environment or as an engineer in the industry
Demonstrated use of relevant software or knowledge of other commercial CAE, CAD software packages for structural analysis: ANSYS, Simulia, Nastran or similar.
Experience in mechanical engineering simulation necessary, preferably in an industrial setting.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to facilitate and conduct webinars and presentations to customers
Ability to interact effectively with senior business managers and C-level executives
Demonstrated skills in writing and presenting in fluent English
Logical problem-solving approach and the ability to clearly communicate the situation and proposed solution to the customer
Projects a professional image and strong business acumen during customer interactions
Possesses a sense of urgency, strong organizational and follow up skills


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

MS or PhD degree preferred
Ability to travel up to 40%
Fluent in English, plus at least one more European language like French or German.

 

CULTURE AND VALUES
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

 
WORKING AT ANSYS
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.