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R&D Verification Engineer II ( APDL )



Pune, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Summary / Role Purpose

The R&D Verification Engineer II joins the Mechanical Business Unit to conduct software testing of ANSYS applications such as MAPDL. This role assesses how well the product meets customer needs both in terms of functionality and usability and ensures that product requirements and quality standards are satisfied. The role works closely with other members of the product creation team and communicates with technical specialists on product issues. The R&D Verification engineer researches new engineering features to create analytical and user scenario test cases to evaluate the functionality and performance of capabilities being added to our engineering simulation software. As part of the software testing of Mechanical APDL application, an R&D Verification engineer programs and maintains automated testing scripts and software tools. This person participates in requirements planning, design reviews and investigating defects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Specify and write test cases, creates, modify and update existing tests, write and maintain test scripts

  • Perform functional, application, regression and performance testing in manual and/or automated test environments and investigate possible causes of problems

  • Create test plans, participate in defect management and testing metrics

  • Apply standard techniques and procedures and comply with the company's overall development and testing processes​

  • Work in a variety of computing environments: Windows, Linux, Virtual, Compute Clusters, Cloud

  • Analyzes requirements and develops tests suitable for new features within the MAPDL product. Researches literature for reference solutions.

  • Participates in design and code reviews and in the planning and implementation of verification initiatives

  • Improves and deploys testing strategies and methodologies for automation of tests

  • Works closely with other members of the product creation team and communicates with technical support specialists on product issues

  • Coordinates with other teams to address cross team dependencies

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • BS in Mechanical, Civil, Structural or Aerospace Engineering with 2 years of experience, or MS with no experience

  • Academic background in Continuum/Structural Mechanics and Numerical Methods

  • Two (2) years of experience in a related position performing linear and nonlinear finite element analysis

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Technical knowledge and experience with the usage of ANSYS APDL in an engineering environment

  • Experience in performing nonlinear contact analysis and nonlinear transient dynamic analysis

  • Experience using high-performance computing for computer simulations

  • Proficient in one or more programming or scripting languages: Python, C++, C#, Jscript

  • Experience in a large-scale commercial software testing and verification environment

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to learn quickly and to collaborate with others in a geographically distributed team