Job Title: Senior R&D Engineer (Software Developer) - MAPDL, Acoustics

Location of Position: Canonsburg (Pittburgh), Pennsylvania

Employing Institution: Ansys

Description of Position: 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 Senior R&D Engineer is responsible for the development of software products and supporting systems for Mechanical APDL. 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.


  • Participates in planning, architecture, and research in core acoustics and acoustic-structure interaction features, including acoustic finite elements and dynamic simulation procedures.
  • Performs complex development activities that may require extensive analysis in areas including user experience, software design and solver research in acoustics and the related Multiphysics.
  • 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 the acoustic 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 Qualifications: 

  • BS in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields with 5 years’ experience, MS with 3 years’ experience, or PhD with 1 year experience
  • Commercial experience with various usages of acoustic finite element or boundary element or other numerical analysis software.
  • Strong scientific programming background in development & application of Finite Element Analysis techniques.
  • Extensive background in areas of advanced acoustic or the related linear dynamic analysis: for example, modal superposition transient or harmonic, acoustics-structural interaction and viscous thermal acoustic.
  • Proficiency in FORTRAN, C/C++, Python, Microsoft cloud environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD and 2 or more years of commercial software development experience
  • Excellent technical knowledge and commercial experience with object-oriented design, scripting languages, data structures and algorithms
  • Passion for crafting robust and efficient code.
  • Experience delivering high-quality products in a large-scale commercial software development environment
  • Understanding of customer requirements and tools used in this domain.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a geographically distributed team.
  • Linux experience is desirable.

Application Procedure: Apply direct online at:

Contact Information: Aubrey Sauer - [email protected]


Closing Date: 10/21/2021