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R&D Engineer II (Reliability Engineering - US Remote)



Beltsville, MD, USA · United States
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Requisition #: 14609

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.


The successful candidate will join a dynamic team responsible for research, design, and development of state-of-the-art software for electronics reliability analysis. The R&D Engineer II contributes to the development of Ansys Sherlock and supporting systems. In this role, the R&D Engineer II will collaborate with a team of expert professionals to understand and document customer requirements and accomplish development objectives.

This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.


  • Apply engineering expertise and knowledge of finite element analysis and simulation techniques to develop and validate physics-based failure models.
  • Lead and complete experiments necessary for new model development, validation, and documentation.
  • Lead working groups to define and document user-facing requirements for new functionality, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues.
  • Develop technical expertise in one or more simulation areas related to electronics reliability
  • Submit suggestions for product improvement. File defect reports and verify fixes adhering to defect reporting processes.
  • Participate in field testing of new releases to ensure that new features and workflows will address customer requirements
  • On an as-needed basis, support Sales and Marketing by conducting demonstrations, webinars, online training, and other meetings.
  • Performs moderately complex bug verification, release testing and beta support for assigned products.
  • Research problems discovered by QA or product support and develop solutions.
  • Provide highest level technical support to internal users and Channel Partners.


  • Required education and degree type: BS in Mechanical/Reliability Engineering or related field with 2 years’ experience or MS
  • Working experience in an engineering software environment
  • Demonstrated expertise in Electronics Reliability Analysis, i.e. PCBA Solder Fatigue
  • Established research in an academic or professional setting, high aptitude for mathematics and solid experience in finite element analysis (FEA).
  • Proven use of relevant Ansys software or knowledge of other commercial CAE, CAD, EDA, PLM software packages


  • Preferred education and years of professional experience in a mechanical engineering software environment: MS+3, PhD+0
  • Demonstrated expertise in Ansys Sherlock
  • Demonstrated experience leading small technical teams to achieve stated goals.
  • Expertise in Reliability Engineering, i.e. investigating PCBA failures through physical testing, determining potential design changes through simulation and modeling, etc.
  • Ability to learn quickly and to collaborate with others in a geographically distributed team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, possesses a sense of urgency
  • Logical problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in writing and speaking English
  • Projects a professional image and demonstrates business acumen, driven to succeed



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.