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Date: Jul 4, 2021

Location: Tokyo, JP, 160-0023

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.


ANSYS Japan is looking for a junior lawyer who will assist Legal Counsel with contract review, administrative work, and any other legal work assigned. This is a permanent position. An ideal candidate is (a) a qualified/licensed lawyer or (b) if not a licensed lawyer, at least two years of experience having worked at multinational corporations fluent both in English and Japanese. This person will report to both Ansys’ Japan and Korea Counsels and work on contract review, other legal support, and administrative work for the two countries. This hiring is on a rolling basis. Applying sooner than later is strongly encouraged.


Contract Review and Other Legal Work Support

- Review license forms with pre-approved or legal approved language

- Review customer's Non-Disclosure Agreements

- New policy translation from English to Japanese and review thereof

- Customer's vendor code/business transaction account paperwork

- Review letters and other forms

- Provide necessary trainings to employees

- Support any other legal work assigned by Legal Counsels


Administrative Work

- Legal operation work such as streamlining work processes, managing Legal Sharepoint site, etc.

- Contracts scan/register/filing

- Postal or express courier shipping arrangement

- Affix/manage corporate seals  

- Any other admin work to support contract management and/or corporate work


Required Skills

  • Fluency in Japanese and English in professional capacity
  • Document/contract drafting skills (Japanese and English)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Willingness to learn Ansys’ products and services
  • Willingness to learn new things
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment and a self-starter
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, etc.) and ability to use general office equipment such as photocopy machines and scanners



  • A native Japanese speaker or having comparable Japanese proficiency
  • Excellent written English and Japanese; professional level of spoken English
  • Good knowledge of Japanese law
  • Juris Doctor or equivalent in any jurisdiction
  • (if not a licensed lawyer) 2 years of legal work experience, with applicable paralegal or legal affairs experience
  • Proficient in legal research computer-based tools



Preferred (but not required)

  • Admission to Bar in any jurisdiction
  • Good knowledge of American law in case the candidate is a Japanese lawyer
  • Some knowledge of Korean law
  • Korean proficiency


To be Submitted:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Certificate of Graduation (卒業証明書)
  • Certificate of Good Standing (for the attorney license) A short writing sample: (1) Any English writing you have done in the past, preferably related to legal work; (2) Any Japanese writing you have done in the past, also preferably related to legal work



ANSYS Japan Tokyo office (Shinjuku)


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.