Senior AI/ML Software Engineer


Wrexham, Clwyd
Requisition #: 13787

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.

Take a leap of certainty with Ansys.

Senior R&D Engineer – Materials Machine Learning

The choice of the materials we use has never been more important. Engineers always strive to design better solutions, and in today’s world that means pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with the available data and leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to enable better material choices. Our software allows engineers and designers to make smarter decisions about the materials they use, and we are continuing to enhance this experience by offering the AI/ML driven solutions to improve material selection, simulation and design.

Working at Ansys, you will have the opportunity to create world changing software used by world leading companies such as NASA, SpaceX, Nvidia, Airbus, Boeing, Philips, Rolls Royce, Seagate and over a thousand universities. Our products help power the advancement of cutting-edge industries such as autonomous vehicles, sustainable transportation, advanced semiconductors, life-saving medical devices, satellite systems and the space industry.

Summary / Role Purpose

The Senior R&D Engineer is responsible for the development of materials data products and supporting systems. In this role, the Senior R&D Engineer will focus on developing ML and simulation solutions for materials data problems. Additionally, they will use expertise to support development of strategic plans, refine requirements and provide technical leadership in achieving development objectives in the machine learning and AI domain.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop ML and simulation methods applied to materials data .
  • Application of ML methods to products and processes, including i dentification, evaluation, implementation and maintenance.
  • Research the latest ML methods and identify promising areas of research.
  • Disseminate ML knowledge and awareness throughout the Materials Business Unit.
  • May participate in researching and understanding the marketing requirements for a product. May work with strategic customers or proxies to assess needs and develop solutions.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision and may take on some planning and mentoring responsibilities.
  • May be responsible for managing interns or co-ops but typically does not have direct reports.

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Expert knowledge of ML models and knowledge of other AI methods such as Large Language Models (LLM) and Generative AI is beneficial.
  • Experience of delivering practical solutions by training supervised ML algorithms for solving problems, ideally with materials data.
  • BS or MSc in material science, an engineering discipline, or a related physical science subject with 5 years’ experience, or PhD with 1 year experience.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Technical knowledge with scientific data, backed up with some form of experience with data analysis, and visualization.
  • Computational materials modeling experience advantageous.
  • Python.
  • Experience leading projects and delivering high-quality technical solutions.
  • Ability to overcome obstacles and drive projects to completion.
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly and to collaborate with others in a geographically distributed team.

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 in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. 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: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, 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.

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