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Senior Application Engineer - Fluids



Shanghai, China
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Requisition #: 13753

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.

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Summary / Role Purpose:

The Senior Application Engineer is responsible for leveraging domain engineering knowledge and relationships to help customers solve complex engineering problems using Ansys computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software products to improve customers’ productivity, their satisfaction with Ansys simulation products and make a significant impact on Ansys software revenue.

The role encompasses identifying customers’ key challenges and providing simulation-based technical solutions to our customers, engaging in presale activities to support sales campaigns, scoping and delivering professional services to support software growth, and helping translate customer requirements into exciting new product features.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply advanced engineering knowledge and expertise in CFD simulation techniques to provide the highest level of technical support to customers and channel partners, ensuring high-quality and timely customer service.
  • Own the customer's problems and proactively engage with selected accounts to provide comprehensive solutions. Work independently and contribute to all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle, interact with customers to understand their business needs, product design needs, and engineering design workflows, and articulate Ansys’ value proposition.
  • Instruct introductory, intermediate, and/or advanced training classes. Scope and deliver professional services for projects which might include collaborative work with other field engineers in the same or different disciplines.
  • Gather customer requirements and trends to support the improvement of Ansys software and collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer requirements into new product capabilities. Test new releases on industrial problems.
  • Participates in internal corporate initiatives to share knowledge and create best practices, solutions, and FAQs for the knowledge base inside the discipline and cross-disciplines. Actively participate in the development and mentoring of team members.
  • Continue to acquire engineering knowledge and domain expertise.

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required education and degree type: Masters or Ph.D. in Mechanical, Energy, Auto-motive or Aerospace engineering or related field. Prefer to power battery, Fuel cell, motor background/experience.
  • Required minimum years of professional experience in relevant engineering domain: 5 years for Masters and 3 years for PhD
  • Expert-level knowledge of Fluid dynamics, Heat transfer and Thermodynamics, FSI multiphysics
  • Possesses subject matter expertise in one or more relevant disciplines within Ansys’ business that can be leveraged by other Ansys engineers
  • Demonstrated use of relevant ANSYS software or knowledge of other commercial CAE software packages in solving industry-level problems
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to facilitate and conduct webinars and presentations to customers
  • Demonstrated skills in writing and presenting in fluent English
  • Logical problem-solving approach and the ability to clearly communicate the situation and proposed solution to the customer
  • Projects a professional image and strong business acumen during customer interactions
  • Possesses a sense of urgency, strong organizational and follow up skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • MS or PhD degree preferred
  • Preferred professional experience in relevant engineering domain of 5 years for Masters or 3 years for PhD
  • Experiences within handling turbo applications; Fluid-structure interface simulations; Implementation of data plus physics models; or Implementing process integration and Design optimization would be plus
  • Experience of using Ansys tools, like Ansys Workbench, Ansys Fluent, and Ansys CFX, is preferred
  • Flexibility to learn new physics areas quickly and deploy simulation-based solutions
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior business, engineering managers and/or C-level executives
  • Knowledge of scripting languages like C, C++, and Python is a plus

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.

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