Senior R&D Engineer - Turbomachinery and Blade Row Methods

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Date: Sep 6, 2023

Location: Waterloo, ON, CA, N2J4G8 Montreal, Quebec, CA, H3A3G4

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 12844 


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.


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We are seeking to hire a skilled Senior R&D Engineer for the development of Ansys CFD turbomachinery models. The position involves the development and maintenance of advanced numerics related to blade-row interaction models, contributing to the technology roadmap for turbomachinery blade-row modeling methods. This job requires working closely with members of the turbomachinery methods team and other Ansys CFD development teams to ensure the capabilities meet ANSYS's strategic needs and our customer requirements.



The position involves developing and maintaining functionality related to the Ansys CFD turbomachinery modeling capabilities.  Areas of work for this position may include improvements to existing capabilities, implementation of advanced features, and development of solver meshing-interface capabilities. Responsibilities include:

  • Development of infrastructure and numerics for connecting rotating and stationary zones

  • Development and maintenance of  transient blade row interaction methods

  • Development of turbomachinery-related boundary conditions and numerics

  • Design, development, optimization, and maintenance of features in the products, according to project requirements and established quality standards

  • Design, implement, and maintain software related to meshing capabilities within CFD products.

  • Performs complex bug verification, release testing, and beta support for assigned products.

  • Researches problems discovered by QA or product support and develop solutions

  • In addition, the incumbent will ensure that developed features are optimized for high performance using parallel computing.



  • BS in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field with 5 years’ experience, MS with 3 years’ experience, or PhD with 1 year experience

  • R&D and practical experience in Fourier-based phase-shift methods, Harmonic Balance methods, and other advanced reduced-geometry blade row interaction models

  • Excellent and demonstrated programming skills in at least one computer language (preferably C/C++).



  • PhD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • Experience in turbomachinery flow simulation such as:

    • aerodynamic performance

    • aeromechanical analysis (blade flutter)

  • Familiarity with a variety of CFD solver techniques is desirable

  • Working knowledge in discrete Fourier Transform

  • Familiarity with various aspects of parallel and high-performance computing is a plus

  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Passion for crafting robust and efficient code

  • Experience delivering high-quality products in a large-scale commercial software development environment

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a geographically distributed team



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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