SIMULIA R&D Nonlinear Mechanics Developer

United States, RI, Johnston

Role Description & Responsibilities

Advance SIMULIA’s leadership position in the Structures domain by delivering high-quality innovative mechanics solver technology capable of predicting the physical behavior of complex engineering systems.

Nonlinear Mechanics Software Developer role with a focus on materials modeling and nonlinear mechanics technology. This position offers a unique and challenging opportunity to join an R&D team of highly talented engineers and apply your mechanics and numerical methods knowledge to solve real world problems while working with the most advanced simulation products.

  •   Maintain and enhance material modeling capabilities for the Abaqus Finite Element solvers. The candidate will be involved in all aspects of finite element software development, with a focus on research, development, implementation and verification of new constitutive material models.
  •   Establish interactions with customers, Product Managers and DS Industry Solution groups to identify market needs and requirements for advanced material modeling capabilities.
  •   Contribute innovative ideas and problem-solving skills to drive continuous improvement of our modeling capabilities.
  •   Stay abreast of the latest developments, innovations, and trends in FEA and constitutive material modeling technology.
  •   Collaborate with other team members and development managers to identify preferred solutions, algorithmic implementations, user interfaces, and best modeling practices.
  •  Develop tools and processes to calibrate material coefficients from test data.
  •   Manage development projects effectively, meeting internal schedules and release deadlines while delivering high quality simulation capabilities.
  •   Code maintenance and bug fixing


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely related engineering field, with a strong background in Computational Solid Mechanics, constitutive modeling, and non-linear Finite Element Analysis of engineering structures.
  •  Strong background in non-linear Finite Element Analysis and constitutive modeling, with a solid understanding of material mechanical behavior and properties;
  •   Demonstrated experience in numerical implementation of constitutive materials models for non-linear Finite Element Analysis;
  •   Experience with common materials modeling methodologies, such as computational plasticity, viscoelasticity, hyperelasticity, or continuum damage mechanics;
  •   Familiarity with damage and failure analysis of fiber reinforced composites laminates, Micromechanics, and Multiscale materials modeling;
  •   Proficiency with programming languages for numerical analysis, including FORTRAN and C/C++;
  •   Experience with Abaqus user subroutines (UMAT, VUMAT, etc.);
  •   Proficiency with Python scripting language;
  •   Experience with structural optimization considered a plus.


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Compensation & Benefits

Dassault Systèmes offers an excellent salary with potential for bonus, commensurate with experience. Benefits include a choice of plans providing comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, vision care for employee & dependents as well as employee life, short & long term disability, tuition reimbursement, immediate 401K enrollment, 401K match (50 cents on the dollar, up to the first 8% of your eligible compensation that you contribute based on match eligibility criteria), flexible time off policy, and 10 paid holidays.

Equal opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at 3DS are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. 3DS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. 3DS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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