Senior Application Engineer- Thermal Desktop

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Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Tokyo, JP, 160-0023

Company: Ansys

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 and solve real-world engineering problems by deploying the Thermal Desktop product suite and other related Ansys software in their design workflows. As a hands-on subject matter expert, you will provide technical pre-sales and post-sales user support, develop training materials and documentation, and help translate customer requirements into exciting new product features. You will be working within a global team, across a variety of customer and industry segments.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead in coordinating and executing all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle such as technical discovery, negotiate technical success criteria, product presentations, demonstrations, and evaluations. Work independently within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Interact with customers to understand their product design needs and engineering design workflows; analyze how to address customers’ requirements using the Thermal Desktop suite of tools
  • Assist in creating differentiating simulation solutions using the Ansys platform and products; deploy the solutions within customers’ design workflows
  • Assist with customer technical support
  • Develop training materials and conduct introductory and/or intermediate training classes
  • Develop competence as a subject matter expert and industry expert
  • Collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer requirements into exciting new product features; test new releases of Ansys products on industrial problems, develop application best practices


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required education and degree type: BS or MS or PhD in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering or related field
  • Required minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+5, MS+3, or PhD+0
  • Demonstrated use of commercial thermal or flow network modeling software packages
  • Subject matter expert in thermal management (thermal control), propulsion, or climate control
  • An understanding of system-level thermal analysis
  • Logical problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in writing and speaking English
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, possesses a sense of urgency
  • Projects a professional image and demonstrates business acumen, driven to succeed
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 25% of time


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated use of Thermal Desktop, RadCAD, FloCAD, OpenTD API (Application Program Interface), or TD Direct. 
  • Experience with similar software tools like NX-Thermal, Maya HTT TMG, ESATAN, SINDA, TSS, Flowmaster, GT-Suite, Amesim, Thermica, Easy5, or similar.
  • 2 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
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 50% of time


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.