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Senior R&D Engineer

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Sheffield, GB, S1 2JE Gothenburg, SE, 416 64 Kista, SE, 164 40 Glasgow, GB, G2 5RG Abingdon, GB, OX14 4RW Cambridge, GB, CB1 7EG UK Home City, GB Horsham, GB, RH12 2RG

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 / Role Purpose

The Senior R&D Engineer will be part of a team which is responsible for research, design, and implementation of software infrastructure for pre-processing functionality. Key responsibilities are design, development and automation of meshing tools and workflows. The goal is to generalize and expand the functionality into a core foundation for usage throughout Ansys. In this context, it is important that the needs of cloud applications, service-oriented architectures and microservices are considered. Usability aspects including GUI design will be important areas for the successful applicant. A key area is automation, and besides software development skills, it is advantageous with experience in application development and design of specialized workflows. The successful candidate can expect to be engaged in all stages of code and capability planning, and to work closely with other members of the software development team. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs development activities that requires knowledge of software design and data structures 
  • Design and develop client-side and server-side infrastructure features.
  • Participates in planning, architecture, and research at a project level to facilitate exposure and development of core meshing data structures and infrastructure 
  • Employs best practices. 
  • Investigate problems discovered by QA or product support and assist to find solutions, collaborating with other developers and the QA/support team


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics with 5 years experience, MS with 3 years’ experience, or PhD with 1 years’ experience
  • Knowledge in data structures, software infrastructure and computer architecture.

  • Experience of GUI/Graphics development
  • Work efficiently in complex mixed language code base, written in C/C++, on Windows and Linux.
  • Participate in and collaborate with other development, documentation, and testing professionals in all phases of the software development life cycle.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience in GPU-, threaded- or distributed parallel programming is an asset.
  • Experience of workflow automation, e.g., from meshing, geometry processing or computer games.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.
  • Self-motivating, taking initiative to resolve issues and working with a sense of urgency.


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

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.
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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.