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Principal Product Specialist

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Date: May 25, 2022

Location: San Jose, CA, US, 95134

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.



The Principal Product Specialist will drive the development and deployment of advanced solutions working closely with product development team and application engineers. The Principal Product Specialist will act as a technical expert, working closely with customers, partners, and R&D Engineers to develop and deploy innovative solutions and shape direction of new products. This role is within core competency of IC power, RTL through Layout.


•Define complete requirement specification for a complex feature within the tools for IC power analysis and reduction
•Regional subject matter expert in at least in one product area
•Collaborate with world-wide team of field application engineers to converge on requirement specifications representing multiple customers
•Work independently and as a member of a team and motivate others
•Develop training/educational material for customers
•Be a mentor for junior levels
•Provide neat, accurate, and thorough work in a timely manner
•Start and complete assignments without specific direction, recognize problems, and apply or suggest viable solutions


•BS in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 12 years’ experience, MS with 10 years’ experience, or PhD with 8 years’ experience 
•Extensive commercial experience with IC power analysis and reduction or related field
•Demonstrated leadership with a track record of delivering state-of-the-art results on complex problems
•Excellent TCL, Python programming skills


•Expert-level knowledge and leadership in semiconductor and systems design specializing in digital IC power analysis and reduction 
•Experience leading technical efforts to deliver innovative solutions that advance large-scale commercial products
•Proven ability to understand business requirements and translate them into software roadmaps and plans
•Ability to disseminate complex information in a clear way to customers, sales teams, and stakeholders
•Ability to drive success across teams and geographies, and to mentor others 



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.
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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.


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto