Sr. Cloud Software Architect

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Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Waterloo, ON, CA, N2J4G8

Company: Ansys

 Requisition #: 14399 


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 Senior R&D Engineer is responsible for the development of software products and supporting systems. In this role, the Senior R&D Engineer will use advanced technical and problem-solving skills to help the team tackle complex issues, satisfy customer requirements, and accomplish development objectives. 


The focus of this role is to provide architectural guidance to our dynamic Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Marketplace team as we shape the future of cloud computing accessibility. We are passionate about providing scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions that redefine modern design and engineering landscapes. If you thrive in environments where innovation and collaboration are paramount, and possess a deep proficiency in cloud services encompassing compute, storage, databases, and networking in the Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services environments, then this role is for you. Working together with our product creation teams, you will not only drive product development but also play a pivotal role in ensuring our products delight our customers. Join us in revolutionizing cloud computing and powering innovation that drives human advancement!


Key Duties and Responsibilities
•    Participates in planning, architecture, and research
•    Performs complex development activities that may require extensive analysis in areas including user experience, software design and solver research
•    Employs best practices and helps to maintain them through technical reviews and mentoring
•    Performs complex bug verification, release testing and beta support for assigned products. 
•    Researches problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions
•    Researches and understands the marketing requirements for a product, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues. May work with strategic customers or proxies to assess needs and develop solutions
•    Works independently with minimal supervision and may take on some planning and mentoring responsibilities
•    May be responsible for managing interns or co-ops but typically does not have direct reports


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience
•    BS in Computer Science, or related field with 5 years’ experience; or a MS in Computer Science with 3 years’ experience 
•    Proficiency in cloud services, including compute, storage, database, and networking offerings. Familiarity with specific services like Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Functions, AWS EC2, and AWS Lambda is essential.
•    Demonstrated ability to design scalable, secure, and efficient cloud-native architectures. Knowledge of best practices for cloud security, cost optimization, and performance enhancements.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills
•    Strong understanding of customer requirements and tools used in this domain.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a geographically distributed team.
•    Proficiency in Cloud Service Provider (like AWS, Azure) SDKs and languages commonly used in simulation software such as C++, Python, and Java. 
•    Experience with CI/CD pipelines, infrastructure as code (using tools like Terraform, Ansible), and version control systems (like Git).
•    Understanding of designing and managing applications distributed across multiple servers and regions to ensure high availability and fault tolerance.
•    Knowledge of designing microservices architectures and containerization using Docker and orchestration with Kubernetes.
•    Skills in optimizing software and infrastructure for maximum efficiency and minimum latency, crucial for simulation applications.


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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