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Application Engineer - Discovery



Beijing, China · United States
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Requisition #: 14545

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

Join the Ansys Customer Excellence team to partner with our customers to engineer what's ahead, solve their real-world engineering problems, and grow Ansys’ business.

You will join a diverse team of global experts in a unique start-up like experience in support of Ansys New & Emerging Technologies like Ansys Discovery and Ansys Rocky. You will use your advanced-level engineering knowledge to provide technical pre-sales support, perform professional services, and help translate customer requirements into exciting new product features. You will be working within multi-disciplinary teams to advance your knowledge, experience, and business impact.

In this dynamic customer-facing role, you will have the opportunity to engage with industry-leading companies across the world to ensure business success in the upfront simulation market.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead in execution of all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle such as technical discovery, product presentations, and evaluations

  • As a product expert in Ansys Discovery and Ansys Rocky, interact with customers to understand their product design and digital transformation initiatives; analyze how to address customers’ requirements and articulate Ansys’ value proposition

  • Contribute to sales enablement and business development initiatives to drive significant impact to product revenue

  • Collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer requirements into new product features

  • Partner with Ansys field and product marketing teams to create exciting new content to drive lead generation

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required education and degree type: BS in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering or related field

  • Required minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+3, or MS+0

  • Demonstrated use of Ansys software or knowledge of other CAE & CAD packages

  • Problem-solver, strong interpersonal skills, fluent in writing and speaking English

  • Ability to interact effectively with senior business managers and executives

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, possesses a sense of urgency

  • Demonstrates a strong business aptitude and understanding of business drivers

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Preferred education and years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+5, MS+3, or PhD+0

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the use of CAD and simulation as part of the design and upfront simulation process

  • Ability to travel domestically up to 25%

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.