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Senior Application Engineer- Functional Safety at Drees Homes

Senior Application Engineer- Functional Safety

Drees Homes San Jose, CA (Onsite) Full-Time
Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

Summary / Role Purpose

Join the Ansys Customer Excellence team to engineer innovative solutions in the domain of Functional Safety. As a hands-on subject matter expert, you will provide expert pre-sales support and professional services in the critical growth area of functional safety in different industrial domains (e.g. automotive, aerospace, defense, semi-conductors). As a member of a world class functional safety organization, you will help to create safe system designs in the ever more complex, connected, and autonomous automotive and aerospace world.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead in coordinating and executing all technical activities throughout the sales opportunity lifecycle such as technical discovery, product demonstrations and evaluations. Work independently within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Lead project teams to create differentiating Functional Safety solutions using Ansys medini analyze; deploy the solutions within customers' design workflows
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Interact with customers to understand their product design needs and functional safety workflows; analyze how to address customers' requirements using the leading functional safety support tool Ansys medini analyze, articulate Ansys' value proposition
  • Consult and advise clients on system implementation while following applicable safety, quality and cybersecurity standards. This includes consulting on development of safety cases, safety plans, guidance on processes while utilizing Ansys medini analyze
  • Collaborate with the Ansys product development teams to translate customer requirements into exciting new product features; test new releases of Ansys products on industrial problems, develop application best practices
  • Support Ansys field and digital marketing; author conference presentations
  • Contribute to consulting services; conduct introductory and/or intermediate training classes
Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience
  • Required education and degree type: BS or MS or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Embedded System Development, Automotive or Aerospace Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Subject matter expert in functional safety
  • Knowledge in industry safety standards such as ISO 26262, SAE ARP4761, IEC 61508
  • Knowledge of analysis techniques such as FMEA/ FTA/ FMEDA/ HAZOP/ DFA
  • Logical problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in writing and speaking English
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, possesses a sense of urgency
  • Projects a professional image and demonstrates business acumen, driven to succeed
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 25% of time
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • Ph.D or Master's degree
  • 5 years of experience in application engineering, customer support, or consulting services type customer facing roles using engineering software
  • Certified automotive functional safety professional or similar certification
  • Experience in model-based design techniques (UML/SysML, Matlab/Simulink or others) and MBSE
  • Knowledge of Ansys medini analyze or another commercial functional safety software
  • Experience in applying tools and technologies for the development, design and analysis (e.g. FMEA/FTA/FMEDA/HAZOP, Validation and Verification, HIL/SIL/MIL, )
  • Experience in Cybersecurity analysis and related standards like ISO 21434, DO-356A
  • Knowledge in scripting languages like Javascript, Python or similar
Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs - guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:
  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions. With the prestigious reputation in servicing 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. Because 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". It's about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.

At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost. As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.

For more information, please visit us at

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.

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