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Spring 2022 Intern - Lumerical

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Date: Sep 8, 2021

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6E2M6

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’ photonic simulation software enables virtual prototyping of design, and optimize product concepts, by simulating how light behaves within complex structures, circuits, and systems. 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 a software developer Intern at Ansys you will contribute to industry-leading software applications that meet high standards for accuracy and performance. You will join and check-in daily with a cross-functional squad, supervised by a Senior R&D Engineer, to create, code, and test following agile practices.  The successful candidate has a passion for code, takes chances, shows initiative, and loves to learn.

  • Join a squad to understand requirements and specifications.
  • Learn and employ best practices within our agile process.
  • Create efficient, maintainable and tested production-quality scientific code.
  • Keep your colleagues up to date on problems, obstacles or issues. 
  • Present your work to other teams in the business unit and across Ansys.
  • Actively participate in planning your work, pull requests, and give feedback to peers.


  • At least 3rd year of undergraduate program.
  • Able to be productive from home as needed and build good working relationships with peers remotely.
  • Values and demonstrates personal growth.
  • Excellent problem solving ability.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Familiarity with development tools such as Visual Studio, CMake, Git or SVN.


  • Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering major.
  • Experience developing with C++14 in a commercial setting
  • Experience with CAD software, CUDA, OpenCL or MPI.
  • Personal interest in engineering or physics. 


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.