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R&D Engineer II - Software Developer
Company: Ansys
Location: Canonsburg, PA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 03/31/2022
Expire Date: 07/03/2022
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Computers, Software, Engineering, Information Technology, Sales, Publishing, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
R&D Engineer II - Software Developer

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.



The R&D Engineer II contributes to the development of pyANSYS software. In this role, the R&D Engineer II will work within a software development team to accomplish graphic user interface development objectives in an agile environment.



  • Participates in planning, architecture, and researching the graphic user interface (GUI) and computer aided design (CAD) for pyAnsys products. 
  • Performs complex development activities that may require extensive analysis in areas including user experience and software with latest tools and the related products.
  • 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 GUI/CAD 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.



  • BS in Computer Science, Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering, or related fields with 2 years’ experience, or MS.
  • Strong programming background for GUI design.
  • Proficiency in C/C++, Python and Cloud environment.



  • 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.
  • Commercial experience with various usages of CAD or finite element analysis software.
  • Passion for crafting robust and efficient code.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a geographically distributed team.
  • Experience delivering high-quality products in a large-scale commercial software development environment.
  • Experience in using or developing CAE simulation software
  • Understanding of customer requirements and tools used in this domain.
  • Linux experience is desirable.


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork


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 servicing 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. 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.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. 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 lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com


We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

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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