Senior Application Engineer - LS Dyna

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Sheffield, GB, S1 2JE Abingdon, GB, OX14 4RW Glasgow, GB, G2 5RG Cambridge, GB, CB1 7EG Horsham, GB, RH12 2RG Wrexham, GB, LL13 7YT

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13042 


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


You will be joining a team with extensive experience with Ansys LS-DYNA including applications in Aerospace & Defense (A&D). As an Application Engineer in the team, you will be responsible for helping drive new growth and adoption of Ansys LS-DYNA and related Ansys products within key customer accounts in the Aerospace and Defense industries (A&D). The role includes:

-Working with key customers and channel partners to provide technical solutions using LS-DYNA to fulfill customers' simulation needs including troubleshooting.

-Supporting sales by giving presentations, creating demonstration models, training, etc.

-As part of the team, work with the development of simulation best practices, benchmarking, and feedback for improvement of the software.

Ansys LS-DYNA is a leading software for simulation of transient non-linear structural analysis including crash, shock, blast, fracture, penetration, and other phenomena with applications in the A&D industry.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interact with customers to understand their engineering needs
  • Analyze how to address customers’ requirements using Ansys products and platform
  • Articulate Ansys’ value proposition
  • Contribute to mentoring services
  • Develop simulation best practices, solutions, FAQs for knowledge base
  • Composition and presentation of technical reports to customers
  • Conception and execution of training classes
  • Works independently and take on some planning and mentoring responsibilities

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • English Citizenship
  • University degree in Mechanical/Civil Engineering or related field
  • MSc and 2 years of work experience 
  • Interest to work with the defense industry
  • Experience with relevant FEA software, e.g. LS-DYNA or similar software
  • Ability to independently prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willingness to travel 20% of your time
  • Fluent in English


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • MSc+3 years expereicne or PhD
  • Experience with LS-DYNA or other code for impact and penetration simulation
  • Extensive knowledge in finite element theory
  • Experience in python programing
  • Work experience in Linux environment and HPC



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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