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Application Engineer II



Other Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Requisition #: 14674

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.

Introduction to Ansys

Ansys is the world's leading engineering simulation software company, headquartered in the US and listed on Nasdaq. Our engineering simulation software enables customers to innovate rapidly and validate design ideas easily, predicting the future of transformational products.

Role Summary

The Application Engineer II is responsible for leveraging engineering domain knowledge and expertise to assist customers in solving complex engineering problems using Ansys Zemax OpticStudio software. This role focuses primarily on pre-sales activities but also involves providing technical support. The engineer will support regional & global accounts to significantly impact software revenue, offering technical solutions, conducting demonstrations, and delivering training sessions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Technical Support & Pre-Sales Demonstrations: Apply advanced engineering expertise and knowledge of optics, especially with Ansys Zemax OpticStudio, to provide the highest level of technical support and pre-sales demonstrations to customers and Channel Partners.
  • Customer Engagement: Own customer problems, proactively engaging with selected accounts to provide comprehensive solutions. Work independently throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle, understanding customers' business needs and engineering design workflows.
  • Training and Professional Services: Conduct introductory, intermediate, and advanced training classes. Scope and deliver professional services for projects, potentially collaborating with other field engineers.
  • Product Improvement and Development: Gather customer requirements and trends to support the improvement of Ansys Zemax OpticStudio. Collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer needs into new product capabilities, testing new releases on industrial problems.
  • Internal Initiatives and Knowledge Sharing: Participate in internal initiatives to share knowledge and create best practices. Develop simulation best practices, solutions, and FAQs for the knowledge base.

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor's, Master’s, or PhD in Physics/Optical Engineering or a related field.
  • Experience:
    • For Bachelor's degree: 5 years of professional experience in a relevant engineering domain.
    • For Master’s degree: 3-5 years of professional experience in a relevant engineering domain.
    • Candidates with less experience may be considered for junior positions.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Strong knowledge of Optical Design for Imaging applications
    • In-depth use of Ansys software or other commercial optics software packages.
  • Soft Skills:
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to conduct webinars and presentations.
    • Demonstrated skills in writing and presenting in English.
    • Ability to manage multiple complex projects.
    • Travel: Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience:
    • 5 years of professional experience in a relevant engineering domain for Bachelor’s degree holders.
    • 3 years of professional experience in a relevant engineering domain for Master’s degree holders.
    • Hands-on experience using Ansys Zemax OpticStudio or Synopsys CodeV.
    • Demonstrated experience with modelling optical systems and strong knowledge of optical theory.
    • Experience in a customer-facing technical support or consulting role.
    • Technical Skills:
    • Familiarity with Python and MATLAB.
  • Soft Skills:
    • Ability to interact effectively with senior business and engineering managers and/or C-level executives.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, with a sense of urgency.

Additional Notes

  • Customer Focus: The ideal candidate will have a customer-first mindset, striving to deliver the highest quality solutions and ensuring high customer satisfaction.
  • Professional Image: Projects a professional image and demonstrates business acumen, driven to succeed.
  • Team Environment: Ability to work effectively and independently in a distributed team environment.

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.