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Software Developer in Test

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Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Stansted, GB, CM24 8PL Abingdon, GB, OX14 4RW Sheffield, GB, S1 2JE UK Home City, GB Horsham, GB, RH12 2RG Cambridge, GB, CB1 7EG

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.


The R&D Verification Engineer II joins the Electronics and Semiconductor Business Unit to conduct software testing of ANSYS applications such as OpticStudio.  This role assesses how well the product meets customer needs both in terms of functionality and usability and ensures that product requirements and quality standards are satisfied.  The role works closely with other members of the product creation team and communicates with technical specialists on product issues.


The R&D Verification Engineer is responsible for increasing the stability and robustness of our flagship product OpticStudio and of all add-in modules to OpticStudio through detailed testing of the code architecture, user interface, and core calculations for these software packages. This individual is expected to conduct both programmatic testing – by writing their own test code – and manual testing, with a strong emphasis on the former. They are also expected to contribute to the creation of comprehensive test plans for key new value propositions being added to OpticStudio and its add-in modules. To be successful in the role, the verification engineer should have a strong foundation in software testing and a solid foundation in software programming – ideally C++ and C#.




Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Specify and write test cases, create, modify and update existing tests, write and maintain test scripts
  • Perform functional, application, regression and performance testing in manual and/or automated test environments and investigate possible causes of problems
  • Create test plans, participate in defect management and testing metrics
  • Apply standard techniques and procedures and comply with the company’s overall development and testing processes
  • Work in a variety of computing environments: Windows, VMs, Cloud
  • Contribute ideas for features or enhancements that would improve the user experience, based on understanding the customers’ design processes
  • Act as an interface with the Customer Success team to help answer questions that require understanding the code bases for OpticStudio and its add-in modules
  • Implement API support for all new features, and finish adding support for any previous features that have not yet been added to the API.




Minimum education / certification requirements / experience

  • Required Education and Degree Type: BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Required Minimum Years of Professional Experience: 2+ years of experience with object-oriented programming
  • 2+ years of experience in software testing
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio




Preferred qualifications and skills

  • Technical knowledge and experience with C++, C#, and WPF
  • Experience in a large-scale commercial software testing and verification environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and to collaborate with others in a geographically distributed team
  • Highly organized with an ability to efficiently handle numerous projects simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail



Any travel involved? Limited

Any financial/budgetary responsibility? No

Strategic planning responsibilities? Yes

Number of staff reporting to this position.  0


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.
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.