Software Developer II

The Applications Software Developer will work in close coordination with the Reacting Flow Development teams to help customers realize the maximum benefit from our world-class CFD and chemistry simulation technology, by demonstrating complete and innovative solutions to industrial challenges and deriving best practices that can be successfully adopted into industry’s existing product development process.

  • Develop, validate and optimize the full workflow and best practices, from CAD to result, for critical industrial fluid dynamics applications, with focus on internal combustion engines and other chemical-kinetics intensive applications.
  • Assist Fluids Development and ANSYS ACE with business-critical benchmark studies.
  • Work to improve our software and workflows to enable users to consistently obtain accurate and efficient engineering solutions for chemistry-intensive applications.
  • Validate combustion products to ensure that they provide high-quality engineering solutions.
  • Develop and document best practices based on findings. Implement best practices into software as appropriate.
  • Maintain a high-level of knowledge and skills for using ANSYS software products that are part of the simulation ecosystem for internal combustion engine and other reacting-flow application workflows
  • Develop specialized knowledge for broad areas around internal combustion engine applications, including geometry preparation, optimization, combustion, heat transfer, fluid-structure interaction and system-coupling applications; become the FBU’s recognized expert in these areas.
  • Contribute to development through prototyping, scripting or user-defined functions as needed.
  • Collaborate with Product Testing to develop regression tests for application best practices.
  • Disseminate project results and best practices through reports, blogs, presentations, webinars, application briefs, peer-reviewed journal and magazine publications.

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or chemical engineering
  • Expert-level knowledge in fluid dynamics, chemical kinetics, and internal combustion engines
  • A minimum of five years of technical experience using ANSYS CFD and Chemkin Enterprise products to simulate industrial-scale customer applications and workflows
  • Welcomes technological challenges and is willing to collaborate and share knowledge with others Resourceful and seeks help at appropriate times
  • Understands how our customers want to use CAE tools in their business and can effectively advocate for the customer within our Product Creation teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Works confidently with minimal supervision and has outstanding organizational skills
  • Able to effectively manage multiple projects and shifting work priorities
  • Consistently meets deadlines and delivers high-quality results
  • Eager to promote ANSYS simulation solutions both internally and externally
  • Ability to work effectively in distributed or temporary virtual teams

  • Master’s degree in mechanical or chemical engineering is preferred
  • Experience in the modeling and validation of engine combustion simulation is a plus
  • Experience with modeling complex systems using CHEMKIN simulations is a plus
  • A keen interest in IC engine processes is a plus
  • A doctoral level degree (PhD) is a plus
  • Programming experience (C, C++, Fortran) and scripting languages (Python) is a plus
  • Outstanding technical knowledge of relevant engineering simulation and software, software development methodologies, design and implementation desirable
  • Work is performed in a general office environment
  • Meets with key customers and presents at public events on an as needed basis

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.

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