Cloud & HPC Senior Application Engineer

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Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Waterloo, ON, CA, N2J4G8

Company: Ansys

 Requisition #: 14101 


Our Mission: Powering Innovation That Drives Human Advancement  


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. 


Innovate With Ansys, Power Your Career.  


Summary / Role Purpose

The Cloud & HPC Senior Application Engineer works on all the ACE activities related to Cloud and HPC solutions proposed by Ansys. S/he has a key role in provide expertise to customers on how to best utilize the different Cloud solutions.


Examples of key activities are : demo Cloud solutions to customer, assist customers with the implementation of Cloud solutions, provide technical assistance to the users, advise on the best solution to fulfill customer’s needs.


The Cloud & HPC Senior Application Engineer can work for any customer no matter the region or the customer segment (GTM).


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be the interface to DevOps (BU & ACE)
  • Execute IT & Cloud related technical activities to enable customers with Cloud solutions
  • Develop tools and methods to the ACE team to deliver on their responsibilities
  • Review recurring customer technical issues / system issues and advise on product improvements
  • Review / monitor performance of the solutions / systems
  • Assist the ACE teams on recommend tools & best practices
  • Perform a Cloud technology watch to keep accurate knowledge and skills on Cloud
  • Coach / Train ACE team on new technology
  • Assist with the investigation and resolution of technical issues with customers (SRs, Forum, …)
  • Help publish recommendations / best practices for customers (FAQ, Forum)
  • Contribute to technical meetings when needed
  • Help prepare the team for future products


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required education and degree type: BS or MS or PhD in Cloud, High Performance Computing (HPC) Engineering or a related field of study.
  • Required minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+5, MS+3, or PhD+0
  • Proven experience with work on one or multiple Cloud Service Providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, …)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Logical problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in writing and speaking English 
  • Track record of delivering exceptional customer outcomes and revenue impact
  • Projects a professional image and demonstrates business acumen, driven to succeed 
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time.
  • Demonstrated experienced in driving customer business development
  • Creative and innovative mindset on how to analyze a situation and take actions
  • Excellent communication skills with capacity to adapt to the audience (from C level to Analyst)



Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Preferred education and years of professional experience in an engineering SW environment: BS+8, MS+6 or PhD+3
  • 4 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 
  • 2 years of experience with Cloud technology and offering


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. We are ONE Ansys. We operate on three key components: the commitments to our stakeholders, the behaviors of how we work together, and the actions of how we deliver results. 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: Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplace globally and in the U.S., Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (Belgium, China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and 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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