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R&D Engineer

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Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: Waterloo, ON, CA, N2J4G8

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.


The R&D Engineer is part of a dynamic team dedicated to the ANSYS WorkBench product. This individual will work with the team, integrating and exposing new software features to the end user with a focus on intuitiveness and performance.  The successful candidate will join an agile, fast-paced team that helps produce best-in-class simulation software.



  • Participate in the software development lifecycle by completing tasks within the requirements of the ANSYS development process. Contribute to design meetings, perform implementation and maintenance of multiple product modules. (45%)
  • Perform complex bug verification, release testing, and beta support for assigned products. Research and develop solutions to problems discovered by QA or product support. Conduct unit testing and integration testing for functionality and limits. (45%)
  • Research and understand the marketing requirements for a product, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues. Research new technology or development tools to remain informed of current trends and innovation. (10%)



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with software development methodologies, design and implementation.
  • Experience with object-oriented design and design patterns
  • Understanding of entire development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a geographically distributed organization



  • 1 to 2 years of commercial software development experience
  • Proficiency in C# and Visual Studio IDE
  • Experience in developing front to mid-tier desktop applications
  • C++ experience is a plus
  • Linux-based development and debugging experience is a plus
  • Microsoft COM experience is a plus
  • Experience with Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • Experience with HTML manipulation (jQuery/D3)
  • Experience with web frameworks (Angular/React)
  • Experience with NoSql databases (MongoDB) is a plus


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.