Lead Application Engineer - Crashworthiness / LS-DYNA (m/f/d) - REMOTE

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Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Stuttgart, DE, 70565 DEU Home City, DE

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13036 


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

Join the Ansys Customer Excellence team to partner with our customers to engineer what's ahead, solve their real-world engineering problems, deploy Ansys software in their design workflows, and grow Ansys’ business. As a subject matter, industry and Ansys solutions expert, you will use advanced-level engineering knowledge to provide technical support, perform professional services, and help guide Ansys product roadmap based on customer requirements. The Lead Application Engineer (m/f/d) will consult with customers on simulation-based solutions in support of their key business initiatives, lead project teams and mentor junior engineers.


The Lead Application Engineer acts as a link between the OEM customer and Ansys program developers of LS-DYNA in the implementation of novel methods for modeling fasteners (welds, rivets, bonds, bolts, etc.) and composite structures (glass, multi-materials designs, etc.). The Lead Application Engineer transfers existing modelling methods into the new field of IGA and generates ideas to improve and fully immerse new design methods and processes.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interact with customers to understand their key business initiatives, product design needs and engineering design workflows.
    • Interact closely with method developers at OEM customers and act as a liaison between them and Ansys code developers of LS-DYNA.
  • Collaborate with the Ansys / LS-DYNA product development teams to guide product roadmap development; lead project teams testing new releases of Ansys products on industrial problems, develop application best practices.
    • Development of efficient modeling techniques for all joining techniques occurring in a full car crash simulation.
    • Consideration of relevant manufacturing processes for the different joining techniques and the components to be joined.
    • Extension of classical modeling of joining technique towards application with isogeometric analysis (IGA).
    • Development of modeling techniques for novel components such as fixed glass roofs, which are gaining more and more importance due to current design trends.
    • Material parameter identification for the corresponding constitutive models and validation on component tests in cooperation with OEM customers.
  • Lead project teams to create differentiating simulation solutions using the Ansys platform and products; deploy the solutions within customers’ real-world problems.
  • Mentor junior engineers.
  • Participate in corporate initiatives to further enhance Ansys technology, processes, and people skills.
  • Support Ansys field and digital marketing, author conference presentations.
  • Contribute to consulting services, provide support for connection technology.
  • Conduct intermediate and/or advanced training classes and seminars.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required education and degree type: BS or MS or PhD in Mechanical/Civil Engineering Material Science or related field.
  • Required minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+8, MS+6, or PhD+3
  • Demonstrated use of relevant Ansys software or knowledge of other commercial FEM software packages
  • Subject matter expert in one or more relevant disciplines within Ansys’ business and is/will be sought out for advice by other Ansys engineers
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering practices and product development, experience with building solutions using simulation technology and deploying those solutions within customers’ engineering workflows
  • Experience with FEM/Structural Simulation
  • Track record of delivering exceptional customer outcomes and revenue impact
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Logical problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in writing and speaking English, basic German language skills
  • Ability to independently priorities, organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously which are complex in nature, possesses a sense of urgency
  • Projects a professional image and demonstrates business acumen, driven to succeed
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 10% of time


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Preferred education and years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+12, MS+10, or PhD+7
  • 4 years of experience in application engineering, customer support, or consulting services type customer facing roles using engineering software
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior business managers and C-level executives
  • Understanding of complex engineering development processes
  • Sound understanding of material and modelling techniques for connections
  • Background in explicit dynamics and crashworthiness
  • Programming skills (Python, C or C++)
  • LS-DYNA, Animator and Ansa
  • Work experience in Linux environment and HPC
  • Fluent in writing and speaking German


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.).

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.