Work Experience Student CFD / R&D for fluids simulation software

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Date: Nov 10, 2023

Location: UK Home City, GB Wrexham, GB, LL13 7YT Glasgow, GB, G2 5RG Sheffield, GB, S1 2JE Cambridge, GB, CB1 7EG

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13411 


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.


ANSYS Inc is the leading worldwide provider of engineering simulation solutions and has achieved technical and commercial success which is second to none. The primary mission is the development of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software as well as the provision of technical support to customers. We offer the opportunity to join a leading edge software company with a highly skilled and professional workforce which develops market leading CFD products. 


In the summer of 2024 we will have a vacancy  for a 12 month placement within the Fluids product development testing team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a team of highly skilled engineers. This role is only available to current students who are eligibile to work in the UK. Salary is £23,000 pa. 


This position provides an ideal opportunity to gain insight and experience in a commercial CFD environment. You would gain experience in all aspects of the software including mesh generation, physics pre-processing, solver and post-processing.


The testing team is responsible for testing the ANSYS CFX software, other ANSYS software components and managing acceptance testing for each release of the products.


  • Software testing engineer assigned to the Testing Team in the UK office.
  • Approximately half of the job involves the following subtasks:
    • Test the software effectively providing high quality feedback to developers on how to improve the software quality, within the appropriate timescales.
    • Gaining a thorough knowledge of the software under test, an understanding of how it may be used by customers and of CFD.
    • Gaining knowledge of development tools and operating systems.
    •  Working on verification and validation of new models in the solver.
  • Other aspects of the post include:
    • Assisting in the production of test specifications, requiring knowledge and skill in the software application to be tested, together with a thorough understanding of CFD. It also requires some understanding of the likely problematic areas in the software.
    • Gaining knowledge of the automated testing systems and using it to develop new tests for the products being tested.
    •  Gaining scripting experience.
    •  To carry out acceptance testing specifications. This involves the creation and performance of acceptance test specifications, including installations, licensing, regression tests and manual testing.


In addition there will be the opportunity to do specific projects aimed at helping you attain your academic qualification. Appropriate time during your placement will be allocated to allow you to work on such projects.


This placement will give the successful applicant valuable experience in commercial engineering software within a dynamic team environment.


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate in an engineering discipline – aeronautical, mechanical or chemical.
  • Experience in one or more programming languages (for example Jscript, Python) is desirable.
  • Basic engineering simulation software knowledge (CFD)
  • An inquisitive, pro-active and methodical approach to work.
  • Ability to work on your own as well as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to tackle difficult tasks, taking them to their logical conclusion.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
The successful candidate will be hardworking, capable of working under pressure and able to work on his or her own initiative when required, or as part of a team. Good communications skills are essential.  


Other Job Requirements:

  • General Office Environment.
  • Should be able to work on the phone and computer for an extended period of time. 


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.).

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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.

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