Director, Cloud Product Management (Drexel Hill)


: $150,470.00 - $150,470.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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ANSYS provides the leading multi-physics portfolio in the industry and extending ANSYS simulation tools to now leverage the limitless high-performance compute becoming available in the public and hybrid clouds is a truly exciting opportunity. Simulation (along with AI) is one of the two most compute hungry workloads, and recent studies show that the massive simulation demands being created by new applications like autonomous driving, digital twins, and 5G have already resulted in more high performance compute hours in the cloud in 2019 than all the previous years combined. Being part of this very passionate cloud team at ANSYS provides a unique opportunity to participate in the future of simulation in the cloud, including defining new business models, working closely with our cloud and industry partners, and creating new applications that combine simulation with AI and analytics.

This role will lead the product management and business development function for the ANSYS Cloud and Hybrid product portfolios. We are looking for a talented, passionate and experienced Product Manager (PM) to drive product features and grow the business in a fast-paced, agile environment. The PM should be hands-on, as well as have the ability to lead a small and energetic team of other PMs. The PM should also be able to drive the product strategy of cloud simulation in high growth areas like autonomous and digital twin by working with ANSYS industry partners and cloud service providers.

The PM will make sure to offer our customers a best-in-class and innovative ANSYS Cloud offering considering the cloud-specifics such as data privacy, performance, security, seamless workflow and operations. The PM participates in the entire product lifecycle, working across development business units, sales, marketing and sales enablement functions, including supporting the creation of any collateral that is needed for these activities. The position requires a strong presence at industry and partner events.

Works with customers, partners, and other development Business Units to define product specifications and requirements for cloud-based simulation workflows
As the hands-on technical domain expert, evaluates and prioritizes requests for product changes, enhancements, new product features and design flows
Adept at project management, brings a keen eye for attention to detail and overall user experience, participates in the entire development cycle of the product, working closely with the development, UX, testing, and documentation teams on execution
Works with ISV partners and cloud service providers to grow the usage of simulation in the cloud in areas like autonomous and digital twins
Works closely with pre-sales and support teams to ensure successful evaluation and adoption of our products while keeping an eye for continuous improvements
Ensure cloud-specific requirements to meet customer expectations when working on the cloud (performance, security, privacy, SOC2 compliance...) as well as to work with cloud providers to get the good exposure at customers and the right deployment
Evangelizes the cloud benefits for customers to our sales force
Anticipates the market trends that would enable the cloud: IoT, vertical apps, AV
Keeps a keen eye on competitive products and strategies. Proactively highlights and addresses any technical gaps.
Assists marketing with technical white papers, application notes, conference/journal proceedings, product positioning presentations, and webinars
Evangelizes the solution internally and externally; Maintains close relationships with customers to remain aware of customer needs and perspectives
Trains and motivates the sales teams regarding market opportunities and to present the value provided by cloud-based products

Bachelor's degree in science or engineering
5 years of experience in leading product management of cloud-based products, preferably offered as SaaS
10 years of experience in a Product Management role, preferably in software companies
Proven experience leading software product management projects with focus on cloud delivery and cloud business models.
Demonstrated technical acumen and project planning skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
This position requires a moderate amount of travel

Master's Degree preferred
Working knowledge of CAE software preferred
5 years of successful work experience with launching and expanding a cloud offering preferably in a scientific context
Experience with Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services a plus.

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
Transparency and Integrity
Sense of urgency
Collaboration and Teamwork

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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