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Fall 2022 intern - Lumerical

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Date: May 7, 2022

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6E2M6

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.



Part of the Ansys family, the Lumerical solvers team is a leading developer of photonic simulation software – software which enables research and development professionals to predict how light behaves within complex structures, circuits, and systems.  Photonics unlocks many possibilities for the world’s most innovative companies who increasingly rely on virtual prototyping to explore new product concepts and optimize designs. Our customers are developing the technology of tomorrow – things like LiDAR systems for autonomous cars, virtual reality headsets, cellphone cameras, communications equipment for data centers and new platforms for quantum computing.


As an Intern at Ansys, you will work under the supervision of experienced R&D engineers developing innovative solutions to challenging and industrially relevant problems. You will be part of a team of computational physics experts, contributing to projects that enhance product capabilities help our customers achieve their goals using Ansys photonic simulation software. 


In this role, you will have the opportunity to combine your physics and engineering knowledge with software development techniques for numerical modeling. You will join an R&D team applying leading-edge methods in computational physics and high-performance computing to a broad range of physical problems at multiple scales, where collaboration drives results. Success depends on strong analytical skill, experience with numerical techniques for linear and non-linear problems, and the ability to make the connection between simulation and real-life.      


This internship will begin in September 2022 and conclude in December 2022.



  • Assist R&D engineers with numerical software prototype development, analysis, and testing;
  • Use existing solvers and analysis tools to develop and enhance application examples; and
  • Document and communicate solution methodologies via examples, technical documentation, and presentations suitable for a broad range of audiences. 


Minimum qualifications 

  • Pursuing M.A.Sc. or PhD (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, computer Science or Physics. 
  • Currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to university after the completion of the internship program.
  • Programming experience with C++, MATLAB, and/or Python languages;
  • Experience applying numerical methods for simulation and analysis; and
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. 


Preferred qualifications 

  • Experience using Ansys simulation tools or other simulation tools for electronics and/or photonics; 
  • Experience in numerical methods and algorithms computational electromagnetics and/or semiconductor charge transport; 
  • Experience in software development for parallel computing; and
  • Familiarity with software development tools and processes (e.g. version control).


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • 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 leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a 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. 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.
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, empowering our customers to 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 member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com


We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

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.