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Senior Application Engineer

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Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Shanghai, CN, 200003

Company: Ansys

Summary / Role Purpose


Role summary


The Senior Application Engineer –Safety is responsible for leveraging domain engineering knowledge and relationships to help customers solving complex engineering problems using Ansys medini analyze software and to support regional accounts with significant impact on software revenue.


The role encompasses providing technical support of our customers, engaging in presale activities to support sales campaigns, scoping and delivering professional services to support software growth and helping translate customer requirements into exciting new product features.

The primary responsibility will be to support customers in China.


Successful candidate is an expert in ISO 26262 and functional safety domain who will help drive Ansys medini analyze software business in automotive and other safety related domains.



Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply advanced engineering expertise and knowledge of  Safety Analysis to provide highest level technical support to customers and Channel Partners, ensuring high-quality, timely customer service that results in improved customer satisfaction and productivity.
  • Take ownership of customer problems, proactively engage with selected accounts to provide comprehensive Safety/Security solutions. Contribute to all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle, interact with customers to understand their product design needs and engineering design workflows and articulate Ansys’ value proposition
  • Instruct introductory, intermediate and/or advanced training classes. Scope and deliver professional services for projects which might include collaborative work with other field engineers in the same or different disciplines.
  • Gather customer requirements and trends to support the improvement of Ansys software and collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer requirements into new product capabilities. Test new releases on industrial problems.
  • Participates in internal corporate initiatives to share knowledge and to create best practices, inside the discipline and cross-disciplines.
  • Develop Safety/Security best practices, solutions, FAQs for knowledge base




Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required education and degree type: Bachelors, Masters or PhD  in  Automotive Electronics/Aerospace/Electrical Engineering/Computer Science or related field.
  • Required minimum years of professional experience in relevant engineering domain: 5 years for Bachelors, 3 years for Masters
  • Awareness / familiarity of functional safety standards - ISO 26262 or IEC 61508 or ARP4761
  • Experience in applying tools and technologies for the development, design, and analysis (e.g., Modeling, HARA, FMEA/FTA, FMEDA...)
  • Knowledge in one or multiple automotive system domains (e.g., steering, powertrain, body/chassis, brake system, ADAS)
  • Possesses Subject matter expertise in one or more relevant disciplines within Ansys’ business that can be leveraged by other Ansys engineers.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to facilitate and conduct webinars and presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to lead and work on multiple projects which are complex in nature.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing and presenting in fluent English.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Deep knowledge of ISO 26262 standard and preferably experience in implementing FuSa process in an automotive environment (OEM / Tier Supplier or Engineering Service Provider)
  • Familiarity with complete Functional Safety lifecycle including FSC, TSC, tool qualification, audits, and assessments
  • Scripting capability such as Python,Java Scripts
  • Fluent English 
  • Preferred professional experience in relevant engineering domain of 8 years for Bachelors, 6 years for Masters or 3 years for PhD
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior business, engineering managers and/or C-level executives.