Principal Software Developer

SUMMARY
This engineer will join the Research and Development team that creates state of the art software for semiconductor analysis.

Innovation in semiconductor design and manufacturing enables smaller device architectures with higher performance and energy efficiency for powering the smart product revolution. The physics associated with shrinking geometries, especially in the emerging 3-D IC, FinFET and stacked-die architectures, bring out design challenges related to power and reliability, affecting design closure. ANSYS simulation and modeling tools offer the sign-off accuracy and performance needed to ensure power noise integrity and reliability of even the most complex ICs, taking into account electromigration, thermal effects and electrostatic discharge phenomena.

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Identify new opportunities for expanding the product’s market share and/or scope.
•Provide significant leadership of complex projects spanning multiple releases or teams.
•Demonstrate a deep understanding of the domain and the how the product fits into the design flow. Help drive improvements to the design flow for new technology nodes or design styles.
•Evaluate multiple approaches to large technical problems considering limitations and challenges.
•Develop novel algorithms and software implementations.
•Communicate clearly with others regarding project status and risks, and to ensure that work is aligned with the business unit strategy.
•Serve as a role model for excellent software skills and a source of domain expertise across the company and with customers.
•Demonstrate expertise in the code and the team’s software development processes. Drive continuous improvement in both software and processes.
•Diagnose and fix code problems.
•Deliver code that meets requirements on schedule. Ensure that code is efficient, scalable, maintainable, extensible, robust and easy to understand.
•Optimize code to improve tool run time and memory capacity.
•Create unit, regression and/or system-level tests to thoroughly validate new features or changes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
•BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field, with 12 years experience.
•Five years’ experience in C++ with broad and deep understanding of the language
•Strong working knowledge of the Linux operating system
•Strong background in data structures, algorithms, and debugging
•Solid understanding of electronic design at gate level and/or transistor level
•Ability to learn quickly, understand complex systems and to work closely with others
•Ability to complete high-quality work on time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
•Prefer PhD or MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field . Minimum relevant work experience: PhD + six years, MS + ten years.
Demonstrated skills in the following areas are a plus:
•Successful large-scale commercial software development
•Development, debugging and optimization of systems using distributed processing
•Experience with the Python programming language
•Parasitic extraction for advanced semiconductor nodes
•Transistor-level simulation or analysis
•Gate level or RTL power analysis and/or optimization
•IC physical design
•Logic synthesis or equivalence checking
•GUI development for physical design or analysis tools

CULTURE AND VALUES
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

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.