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Senior R&D Engineer

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Date: Jan 25, 2023

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.


Summary / Role Purpose


We’re the Ansys world-wide foundry team, acting as a hub for foundry related technology initiatives and mutual customer support. The member of the team will gain great understanding on a lot of the leading-edge technologies, as well as become an expert in a lot of our ESOBU product offerings.


We’re a dynamic team, with very supportive team members, all veterans in the industry for many years. Our business and coverage are expanding rapidly so we’re recruiting at different locations. So even though we expect candidate to have related industry experience, we can work together and help any new hires to get into the specific works smoothly. This position may also have some opportunities to collaborate with local AE teams, Sales and Field Marketing, as well as opportunities to be involved in cross country projects.


The Sr. R&D Engineer - Product Specialist for foundry support contributes to the support of Ansys products enablement and enhancement with worldwide foundries. In this role, the Sr. R&D engineer will collaborate with a team of expert professionals to understand foundry technology requirements and accomplish solution enhancement objectives.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and support promptly to help our partner achieve their success.
  • Collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer requirements into new product features, test new releases of Ansys products, develop workflow best practices using Ansys solutions.
  • Contribute to consulting services, conduct introductory and/or intermediate training.
  • Performs moderately complex development activities, including the design, implementation, maintenance, testing and documentation of software modules and sub-systems
  • Understands and employs best practices
  • Performs moderately complex bug verification, release testing and beta support for assigned products.
  • Researches problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions
  • Understand foundry technology requirement, defining spec and work with RD to enable the solution.
  • Support foundry technology collaboration with Ansys solution, including certification, reference flow, and mutual customer support
  • Works under the general supervision of a development manager


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, or related field with 5 years’ experience
  • Working experience with EDA solution, EDA companies, semiconductor design companies, semiconductor foundries.
  • English, Japanese at business level


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with using Ansys Totem, IC layout editor, spice simulation tool
  • Knowledge of Ansys or other commercial CAE, CAD, EDA software
  • Familiarity with circuit level and timing analysis of signal integrity applications
  • Understanding of Electronic Migration, Electro Static Discharge and other IC signoff criteria
  • Logical thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sense of urgency, strong organizational and follow up skills
  • Familiarity with TCL, Python or Perl


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.