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Principal Product Specialist - MBSE / Functional Safety / Safety Management (m/f/d) - HYBRID



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Requisition #: 14229

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

As a Principal Product Specialist specializing in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Functional Safety, and Safety Management, you will lead innovative research and development initiatives, ensuring the integration of cutting-edge technologies into complex solutions. This position demands a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of MBSE methodologies, functional safety concepts, and safety management practices. In this role and as a member of the Expertise Team, the Principal Product Specialist will act as a technical reference, working closely with customers, partners, application engineers and development teams to define and deploy major new flows, methods, and capabilities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in MBSE, functional safety, and safety management practices
  • Leads the solution planning, architecture or research across multiple projects or disciplines especially in the areas
    • Digital Safety Manager (DSM),
    • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and
    • Functional Safety
  • Acts as a technical reference across groups and cross products and as a bridge between Product Management, Product Development Teams, Expertise Team, Sales and ACE
  • Defines, develops, and employs best practices and maintains them through technical reviews and mentoring
  • Performs release testing, and beta support for new products in the context of MBSE, DSM and safety across multiple product lines. Coordinates the QA or product support teams on problems discovered and develops solutions
  • Researches and understands the market requirements for products, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues. Works with strategic customers or proxies to assess needs and develop solutions
  • Stay abreast of advancements in MBSE, functional safety, and safety management.
  • Lead research initiatives to explore and integrate emerging technologies for enhanced safety.
  • Operates without direct supervision and functions as a high-level team leader, project manager, or software architect

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • BS in Engineering with 12 years’ experience, MS with 10 years’ experience, or PhD with 7 years’ experience
  • Demonstrated leadership with a track record of delivering state-of-the-art results on complex problems

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Expert-level knowledge and leadership in with model-based design technology, including hardware, software, functional safety, and simulation solutions
  • Experience leading technical efforts to deliver innovative solutions that advance large-scale commercial products
  • Proven ability to understand business requirements and translate them into software roadmaps and plans
  • Ability to convey complex information in a clear way to stakeholders and development teams
  • Ability to drive success across teams and geographies, and to mentor others

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.