Manager of Engineering and Technical Support - Acoustic Simulation (in Troy, MI, USA)
Job Description: This person has the responsibility for managing a small group of Acoustic Simulation Application Engineers to handle all of the acoustic technical activities in the Americas across a wide variety of industries including automotive, aircraft,space, industrial, and consumer products. He or she will work with other FFT/MSC technical resources in acoustics and other disciplines, with engineers at our customers and prospects, and with sales and management personal at FFT and MSC Software, our parent company. They will fill the role of technical specialist in acoustics to our prospects and customers, and will coordinate the tasks, priorities and on-‐going training of our technical team in the areas listed below. Travel will be required, ranging from zero trips some months to 2 weeks of travel other months, with weekends at home. Averaged over the year, the travel will be less than 50% of the business days.
Responsibilities: 1. Managing the delivery of acoustic technical solutions to Americas prospects and customers. 2. Pre-sales Support - Listening to prospects -‐ to understand their needs, their current acoustic analysis and testing processes, and then explaining how Actran software and / or our consulting services could help them. This will be done in partnership with management and technical sales people. 3. Post-sales Support - Answering customers' technical question via phnoe, email and web meetings. Advising customers on how to optimize their use of Actran. 4. Training - Training customers in the use of Actran software at their locations or in our office 5. Projects - Completing engineering projects for customers, at their site or in our office
Required Skills: Deep knowledge of engineering acoustics Excellent interpersonal skills, including excellent written and oral communication in English Strong desire to learn and to help people solve their problems Experience with one or more acoustic simulation tools like Actran, VAone, Virtual Lab, Comsol Acoustics, or Abaqus
Helpful Competencies: Ansa, Patran, Hypermesh, Nastran, Python, Matlab, StarCCM+, Fluent or other FEA or CFD tools
Education: Masters Degree or PhD in mechanical or electrical engineering or physics with an emphasis in acoustics
Citizenship: Must be a US citizen or green card holder.
Compensation: Competitive base salary, 15% bonus paid quarterly tied to team goals, car allowance plus mileage reimbursement,excellent medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k with company match
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to the FFT NA Manager.
Software development engineers (in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium)
The software development engineers to be recruited will work in the Product Development Group (PDG) in charge of Actran software development. Tasks assigned to PDG members are related to feasibility studies about new modeling strategies for vibro- and aero-acoustics, participation to externally funded research projects, development, implementation and validation of computational algorithms, development of GUI (Graphical User Interface) and interfaces with third party softwares, high performance computing (HPC) and software optimization, improvements of direct and iterative solvers, bug fixes. Quality Assurance (QA), industrial validation and software documentation benefit from daily interactions with the Product Support Group (PSG)
(1) Software development engineer (numerical methods): participation to software developments projects involving (continuous/discontinuous) finite element methods applied to vibro- and aero-acoustic problems (time domain and frequency domain solutions).
(2) Software development engineer (interface graphics, software design architecture): participation to graphical user interface (GUI) development and involvement in sofware design architecture aspects, management of external libraries.
(1) Software development engineer (numerical methods): The candidate should have a background in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering or applied mathematics and some experience in modeling and simulation of wave problems (dynamics, acoustics or electromagnetics). Programming skills (C++, python) are requested. Specific competences includes solution oriented attitude, quality awareness, team spirit and flexibility. The candidate should be fluent in english and/or french.
(2) Software development engineer (interface graphics, software design architecture): The candidate should have excellent programming skills (C++, python) and some experience in the design of complex object-oriented softwares (C++: generic programming, Standard Template Library, boost libraries; python: C-bindings, python extension libraries, numpy, scipy). Specific competences includes solution oriented attitude, quality awareness, team spirit and flexibility. The candidate should be fluent in english and/or french.
Application Engineers (in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium)
As a member of the FFT staff of world-class experts in acoustic simulation, you will be integrated in the Project and Support Group. Under the responsibility of the Engineering and Support Manager, you will be involved in the following activities:
providing technical support of the Actran acoustic simulation software to worldwide customers;
providing technical trainings;
working on challenging acoustic, vibro-acoustic and aero-acoustic consulting projects using Actran and other leading CAE software;
working on the improvement of Actran through intensive collaboration with the Product and Development Team;
supporting our sales team and our distributors in promoting our products.
an engineering masters degree is a prerequisite, preferably in Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics or Civil Engineering;
a prior experience with commercial CAE software (structural FEA, acoustics FEA or CFD package) is an asset;
the ability to manage multiple projects;
effective communication skills (spoken and written English) with colleagues and customers;
the ability to work well with others in a diverse team environment;
problem-solving skills, ability to create engineering solutions to customer problems;
skills in writing and presenting/demonstrations;
a taste for programming (Matlab, Python, DOS or bash) and travels is desirable.
FFT welcomes applications for internship in all locations: Mont-Saint-Guibert (Belgium), Toulouse (France), Tokyo (Japan) and Troy (Michigan, USA).
To apply for these positions, please email your resume and cover letter to our HR department.