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Senior Product Specialist



Waterloo, ON, Canada · United States
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Requisition #: 14252

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

The Senior Product Specialist works closely with Application Engineers and product developers to drive product development and provide expert help in deployment of complex advanced features. In this role, the Senior Product Specialist will use advanced technical and problem-solving skills to tackle complex issues, ensure product quality, and shape direction of new product features.

The Senior Product Specialist position within our dynamic Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Marketplace team offers an unparalleled opportunity to shape the future of cloud computing accessibility. We are passionate about providing scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions that redefine modern design and engineering landscapes. If you thrive in environments where innovation and collaboration are paramount, and possess a deep proficiency in High Performance Computing (HPC) using Ansys products such as Fluent, Mechanical, LS-DYNA, Maxwell, and HFSS, then this role is for you. Working together with our product creation teams, you will not only drive product development but also play a pivotal role in ensuring our products delight our customers. Join us in revolutionizing cloud computing and powering innovation that drives human advancement!

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop competence in one or more Ansys products running in cloud and related HPC environments, and be recognized as an expert.
  • Lead portions of projects and motivate others toward a common goal. Instill confidence in products and projects through proactive product and team engagement.
  • Work with Customers & Application Engineers to understand emerging needs, and collaborate with product teams to formalize requirements and product specifications.
  • Validate and benchmark new product features & ensure they meet specifications, particularly related to all aspects of user experience.
  • Support application engineers and customers in deploying advanced solutions.
  • Develop the trust and respect of team members.
  • Learn new tasks and adapt to change, establish priorities, and handle various tasks simultaneously, perform job under pressure or in critical situations.

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • BS in Engineering or related field with 5 years of experience, or MS in Engineering or related field with 3 years experience.
  • Working experience with CAE and simulation tools, and particularly Ansys products, executing large-scale problems in HPC environments.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent technical knowledge and commercial experience executing simulations running in on-premises and cloud environments like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with experience working collaboratively in and with geographically distributed teams.
  • Passion for identifying and articulating product strengths and weaknesses to stakeholders project stakeholders.

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.